by Max Barry

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Most Armed: 10,900thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13,777th
The Your Pretty Butterfly of
Moralistic Democracy
Stronger than silk, and thinner than filament!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population5.455 billion


The Your Pretty Butterfly of Lacewing is a colossal, genial nation, remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate, punitive income tax rates, and compulsory gun ownership. The quiet, industrious population of 5.455 billion Lacewingians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Defense, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 58.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Lacewingian economy, worth 273 trillion monarches a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Cheese Exports, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is 50,077 monarches, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Asking 'does my bum look big in this?' leads to 30 hours of self-esteem classes, adultery has been made a capital offence, government employees have reverted to carrier pigeon due to never-ending virus scans, and muscular women are banned from competing in sporting competitions. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lacewing's national animal is the butterfly, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Lacewing is ranked 113,025th in the world and 1,792nd in Artificial Solar System for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 1,868.9 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Armed: 10,900thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 13,777th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 102nd in the regionMost Armed: 210th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 254th in the regionLargest Populations: 426th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 470th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 472nd in the region

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