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Most Devout: 109th Best Weather: 208th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 232nd
The Galactic Federation of
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Lakarian

Population35.496 billion

CapitalNew Denver
LeaderBaltar
FaithChurch of the Savior

Currencytoken
Animalelderly pekinese

The Galactic Federation of Lakarian is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Baltar with an iron fist, and renowned for its smutty television, pith helmet sales, and national health service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 35.496 billion Lakarianites are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The minute, corrupt, well-organized government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Law & Order, although Industry is also considered important, while Social Policy and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Denver. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Lakarianian economy, worth a remarkable 5,045 trillion tokens a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 142,151 tokens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.3 times as much as the poorest.

Ratings for schools' curricula range from 'Pure as the Driven Snow' to 'Late Night TV', psychological disorders are a taboo subject, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall, and adult magazines are having a sales resurgence as internet anonymity disappears. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Lakarian's national animal is the elderly pekinese, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Church of the Savior.

Lakarian is ranked 24,739th in the world and 1,487th in Osiris for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 199.34 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most Devout: 109thBest Weather: 208thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 232ndLargest Populations: 359thMost Beautiful Environments: 381stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 420thLongest Average Lifespans: 607thMost Efficient Economies: 654thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 853rdMost Corrupt Governments: 1,264thHighest Economic Output: 1,487thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,562ndTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,256thRudest Citizens: 2,937thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,214thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,075thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,399thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,829thLowest Crime Rates: 7,212thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 8,656thMost Cultured: 8,755thMost Influential: 9,094thHighest Average Incomes: 14,226thMost Developed: 16,792nd
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Most Devout: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 10th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 12th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 14th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 25th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 41st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 42nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 61st in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 114th in the regionMost Influential: 120th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 131st in the regionLargest Black Market: 132nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 193rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 241st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 266th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 383rd in the regionMost Stationary: 421st in the regionMost Cultured: 463rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 490th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lakarian was endorsed by The Holy Empire of Decitealis.
  • : Following new legislation in Lakarian, adult magazines are having a sales resurgence as internet anonymity disappears.
  • : Following new legislation in Lakarian, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall.
  • : Following new legislation in Lakarian, psychological disorders are a taboo subject.
  • : Following new legislation in Lakarian, ratings for schools' curricula range from 'Pure as the Driven Snow' to 'Late Night TV'.
  • : Following new legislation in Lakarian, bris parties are all the rage.
  • : Lakarian was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Lakarian was endorsed by The Slightly vil Vizir of Lukatonia.
  • : Lakarian endorsed The Holy Empire of North Greelan Mapirtalibec.
  • : Following new legislation in Lakarian, drill sergeants yell in the ears of bespectacled nerds in cybermilitary "reboot camps".

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