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Most Primitive: 7,063rdMost Income Equality: 12,779thNicest Citizens: 20,362nd
The Commonwealth of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Work, Land and Seven Square Meals a Day
Influence
Newcomer
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Struggling
Political Freedom
Few

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Lalveril

Population1.072 billion

Currencykast
Animalcockatrice

The Commonwealth of Lalveril is a massive, safe nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, ban on automobiles, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, cynical population of 1.072 billion Smallfolks are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 75.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Lalverilian economy, worth 19.1 trillion kasts a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 17,856 kasts, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers, the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster, citizens have voted the song "Leader Smells Like A Cockatrice" as their new national anthem, and NationStates is now a popular brand of laxatives despite Max Barry's protests. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lalveril's national animal is the cockatrice, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Lalveril is ranked 256,897th in the world and 6,210th in Balder for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -8.32 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Primitive: 7,063rdMost Income Equality: 12,779thTop
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Nicest Citizens: 20,362ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,663rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 20,991st
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Most Income Equality: 221st in the regionMost Primitive: 244th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lalveril's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Lalveril's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Lalveril's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Lalveril was refounded in Balder.
  • : Lalveril ceased to exist in Mystria.
  • : Lalveril's influence in Mystria rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Lalveril's influence in Mystria rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Following new legislation in Lalveril, NationStates is now a popular brand of laxatives despite Max Barry's protests.
  • : Following new legislation in Lalveril, citizens have voted the song "Leader Smells Like A Cockatrice" as their new national anthem.
  • : Following new legislation in Lalveril, the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster.

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