by Max Barry

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 70thFattest Citizens: 152ndLargest Gambling Industry: 182nd
The Shogunal Mharcacht of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Peace through Action and Achievement
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population18.972 billion

FaithCatholic Humanism


The Shogunal Mharcacht of Laidir is a gargantuan, efficient nation, renowned for its public floggings, daily referendums, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cheerful, devout population of 18.972 billion Laidirians 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 tiny, corrupt government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Law & Order also on the agenda, while Welfare and Healthcare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aontacht. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Laidirian economy, worth a remarkable 7,796 trillion Florins a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 410,965 Florins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Dentists routinely perform open heart surgery, you need a signed affidavit from a registered psychiatrist to claim that you have crazy low prices, roadside walls are being built and mother nature is paying for it, and government projects are full of waste. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Laidir's national animal is the Hyena, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Catholic Humanism.

Laidir is ranked 2,710th in the world and 9th in The Free Nations Region for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 689.69 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 70thFattest Citizens: 152ndLargest Gambling Industry: 182ndLargest Insurance Industry: 185thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 226thHighest Disposable Incomes: 237thMost Cheerful Citizens: 283rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 300thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 447thHighest Poor Incomes: 559thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 822ndHighest Average Incomes: 841stMost Efficient Economies: 874thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,000thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,024thHighest Economic Output: 1,069thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,107thMost Influential: 1,261stMost Devout: 1,274thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,317thLargest Mining Sector: 1,354thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,534thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,597thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,712thLargest Retail Industry: 1,714thMost Armed: 1,783rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,814thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,915thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,945thRudest Citizens: 2,184thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,710thTop
Safest: 2,798thMost Avoided: 3,208thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,636thLargest Governments: 4,163rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,552ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,567thSmartest Citizens: 5,772ndMost Cultured: 7,015thLargest Populations: 12,290thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,567thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,160thTop
Most Patriotic: 16,336thMost Average: 17,972ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,257th
Highest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost Average: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13th in the regionMost Influential: 13th in the regionLargest Governments: 15th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 18th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 27th in the regionMost Patriotic: 32nd in the region

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