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The Oppressed Peoples of Laei is a tiny, safe nation, notable for its strictly enforced bedtime, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 12 million Laeens enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 14.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The very strong Laeen economy, worth 872 billion East Laeen Coins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. Average income is 72,745 East Laeen Coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.
Major boxing matches are held in government buildings, popular political cartoonists are thrown in jail for inciting dissent, Violetist maidens who fall for an outsider must leave their violet light districts in shame, and government reports are now used to teach toddlers to read. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Laei's national animal is the Water Phoenix, which can occasionally be seen dodging aircraft in the nation's cities.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Laei, government reports are now used to teach toddlers to read.
- : Following new legislation in Laei, Violetist maidens who fall for an outsider must leave their violet light districts in shame.
- : Laei was endorsed by The Grand Federation of Xentherida.
- : Laei was endorsed by The Comply or Die of Kranostav.
- : Following new legislation in Laei, popular political cartoonists are thrown in jail for inciting dissent.
- : Laei was endorsed by The Republic of Selfgradatude.
- : Laei was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Seenvorland.
- : Laei's influence in The North Pacific rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Following new legislation in Laei, major boxing matches are held in government buildings.
- : Laei was endorsed by The Peaceful Easy Feeling of Dar es Saalam.
Endorsements Received: 53 » Miruma, McMasterdonia, Alunya, Racoda, Shibutani, Yaorozu, Runeda, Pazair, The Rhein States, Zyvetskistaahn, Territorio di Nessuno, Orado, Dreadton, Great Bights Mum, Nothru Lerple, Loli County, Sunto, Viridiann, Steampunk Ariel, Sundred, Corfad, Koda-Land, Angshire, Dabarastan, Holy Oranz, Kasazzastan, Guer Aike, Amauri, Federation Terra Australis, Parmovand, Maott, Vincone Cae, Sockmanland, United Kahndaq, Loutsland, New Octicarg, Daiz, Trillius, Notyoutopia, Siwale, 1 very fast endotarter, Clan Spaniel, Eravonia, Spartoptia, Pallaith, New Bremerton, PlanetPunk, North Bratislava, Dar es Saalam, Seenvorland, and 3 others.Selfgradatude, Kranostav, and Xentherida.