by Max Barry

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Most Stationary: 1,499th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,595th Largest Welfare Programs: 1,651st
The Superior Goat Nation of
New York Times Democracy
To be a rock and not to roll.
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population15.254 billion



The Superior Goat Nation of Lanagon is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Kozel with a fair hand, and notable for its national health service, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 15.254 billion Lanagonians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lanagonia. The average income tax rate is 97.2%.

The thriving Lanagonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,615 trillion goats a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 105,875 goats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Badminton was recently banned due to 'unacceptable violence' inherent to the game, international tensions are high as Lanagon threatens any government with the audacity to arrest its citizens, all new "spies" are fifteen-year-old acne-ridden kids on computers, and dozens of additional foreign policy specialists have been sent to the country's WA Mission. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lanagon's national animal is the goat, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Lanagon is ranked 136,803rd in the world and 5,737th in The East Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.68 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Stationary: 1,499thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,595thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,651stTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,716thMost Influential: 1,749thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,858thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,965thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,675thSafest: 2,750thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,175thMost Pacifist: 3,437thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,811thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,966thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,419thBest Weather: 4,476thLargest Governments: 4,974thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,073rdMost Advanced Public Education: 5,351stMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,958thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,049thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,223rdHighest Economic Output: 6,449thLargest Populations: 6,801stMost Cultured: 7,259thHighest Drug Use: 7,311thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,904thLowest Crime Rates: 8,424thTop
Smartest Citizens: 8,691stNicest Citizens: 9,189thHealthiest Citizens: 9,802ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,918thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,854thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,043rd
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 31st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 34th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 35th in the regionMost Stationary: 37th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 37th in the regionMost Influential: 41st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 51st in the regionSafest: 62nd in the regionLargest Populations: 63rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 64th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 71st in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 83rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 88th in the regionMost Pacifist: 96th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 102nd in the regionLargest Governments: 103rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 103rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 107th in the regionBest Weather: 112th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 134th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 137th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 146th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 167th in the regionMost Cultured: 177th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 185th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 190th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 197th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 214th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 243rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 262nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 288th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 323rd in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 375th in the regionMost Developed: 468th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 561st in the regionNudest: 581st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 665th in the regionMost Inclusive: 666th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 687th in the region

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