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Most Stationary: 498thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,547thLargest Populations: 1,975th
The Uncharted Coordinates of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
first honesty, then industry, then concentration.
Influence
Negotiator
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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Laffin Island

Population31.533 billion

CapitalIqaluit
LeaderLaffin Mcgaffin
FaithGod Worshippers

CurrencyPolar Crown
Animalfin

The Uncharted Coordinates of Laffin Island is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Laffin Mcgaffin with an even hand, and renowned for its fear of technology, free-roaming dinosaurs, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 31.533 billion Laffin Islandians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Iqaluit. The average income tax rate is 46.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Laffin Islandian economy, worth a remarkable 3,793 trillion Polar Crowns a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 120,316 Polar Crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside, the government is crossing the Rubicon in its levels of corruption, fake designer clothes are shredded and burnt while many in the world don't have a shirt on their back, and Laffin Mcgaffin has returned as a hero from a brutal campaign to conquer the local beach. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Laffin Island's national animal is the fin, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is God Worshippers.

Laffin Island is ranked 3,068th in the world and 3rd in Arctic for Largest Black Market, with 852 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Stationary: 498thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,547thLargest Populations: 1,975thTop
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Largest Black Market: 3,068thLargest Mining Sector: 3,152ndHighest Economic Output: 3,213thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,374thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,751stMost Devout: 3,908thNudest: 4,938thMost Primitive: 5,386thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,909thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,381stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,636thMost Influential: 7,782ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,042ndMost Avoided: 9,248thHealthiest Citizens: 9,789thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,971stTop
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Most Developed: 16,956thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,743rdLongest Average Lifespans: 19,383rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 20,088thMost Efficient Economies: 21,109thLowest Crime Rates: 21,506thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21,798thHighest Average Incomes: 23,353rd
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Most Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 3rd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Primitive: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the region

National Happenings

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  • : Laffin Island was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Laffin Island was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Laffin Island was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Laffin Island was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from Novaya zemlya, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Laffin Island was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from Novaya zemlya, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Laffin Island was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from Novaya zemlya, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Laffin Island was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from Novaya zemlya, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Laffin Island was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from Novaya zemlya, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Laffin Island was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from Novaya zemlya, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Laffin Island was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from Novaya zemlya, curing 1 million infected.

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