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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,178th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,930th Highest Disposable Incomes: 3,505th
The Imperium of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Āve Maria
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population13.322 billion

LeaderEmperor Vanness Impaisonn
Faithfreedom of religion


The Imperium of Laneige is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Emperor Vanness Impaisonn with a fair hand, and remarkable for its national health service, anti-smoking policies, and public floggings. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 13.322 billion Laneigeans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The minute, liberal, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Social Policy, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hermes. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Laneigean economy, worth a remarkable 1,866 trillion Chens a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 140,097 Chens, with the richest citizens earning 7.0 times as much as the poorest.

The morbidly obese often sell stock options on their own corpses, conversion therapy coupons are a popular present for coming of age ceremonies, many marriages go virtually unconsummated, and the hills are alive with the sound of ringtones. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Laneige's national animal is the Griever, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is freedom of religion.

Laneige is ranked 124,338th in the world and 3,517th in Lazarus for Most Influential, scoring 14 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,178thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,930thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,505thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,804thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,003rdLargest Gambling Industry: 5,166thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,173rdHighest Economic Output: 6,533rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,565thTop
Nudest: 7,826thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,061stNicest Citizens: 8,198thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,589thLargest Populations: 13,182ndMost Cultured: 13,226thSmartest Citizens: 13,301stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,081stHighest Average Incomes: 14,466th
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 127th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 146th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 207th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 243rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 250th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 252nd in the regionTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 275th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 304th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 308th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 315th in the regionNudest: 324th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 403rd in the regionLargest Populations: 405th in the regionNicest Citizens: 438th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 441st in the regionMost Politically Free: 457th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 512th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Laneige's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Laneige's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Laneige was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Laneige ceased to exist in Ellorea.
  • : Laneige was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombified and the Top 10% for Most Dead.
  • : Laneige was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Survivors and Most Zombies.
  • : Laneige's influence in Ellorea rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Laneige's influence in Ellorea rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Laneige was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Laneige was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.


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