by Max Barry

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,178thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,414thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,618th
The Democratic Republic of
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мудрост и вистина (Wisdom and Truth)
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Political Freedom
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Population29.937 billion

LeaderPresident Bogdan Markovich


The Democratic Republic of Lancov is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by President Bogdan Markovich with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, deadly medical pandemics, and national health service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 29.937 billion Lancovians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small, outspoken government is dominated by the Department of Education, with Defense and Public Transport also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ramonosd. The average income tax rate is 10.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Lancovian economy, worth a remarkable 2,143 trillion haids a year, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. Average income is 71,614 haids, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Torture is illegal, cheese has become the new icon of political dissent, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas, and the Lancov Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Lancov's national animal is the wyvern, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Lancov is ranked 285,049th in the world and 10,958th in Lazarus for Most Patriotic, with 0.32 flags saluted per person per day.

Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,178thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,414thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,618thTop
Fattest Citizens: 3,380thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,055thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,593rdLargest Populations: 4,605thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,571stMost Cultured: 11,298thHighest Economic Output: 11,448thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 15,389thSmartest Citizens: 18,361stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 21,203rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 24,575thMost Advanced Public Education: 24,910thLargest Mining Sector: 27,299th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 34th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 118th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 154th in the regionLargest Populations: 168th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 196th in the regionFattest Citizens: 199th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 259th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 336th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 351st in the regionMost Politically Free: 464th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 643rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 715th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 769th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 994th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lancov was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork, the Top 5% for Highest Economic Output, and the Top 10% for Most World Assembly Endorsements, Most Advanced Public Education, and Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Lancov's influence in Lazarus rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Lancov's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Lancov's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Lancov altered its national flag.
  • : Lancov was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Lancov ceased to exist in Lazarus.
  • : Lancov altered its national flag.
  • : Lancov was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Survivors, Most Zombies, and Most Dead.
  • : Lancov's influence in Lazarus rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".