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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 7,917thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,143rdMost Influential: 9,909th
The Paradise of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Do or do not. There is no try.
President Dianne Dawson
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population6.468 billion

CapitalPort King
LeaderPresident Dianne Dawson

AnimalCottonmouth Coral Copperhead Rattlesnake

The Paradise of Lansaka is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Dianne Dawson with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 6.468 billion Lansakans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Port King. The average income tax rate is 76.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lansakan economy, worth 761 trillion Lafas a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Retail. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 117,744 Lafas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

There are no more heroes any more, viewers get headaches from trying to read the screen full of small print warnings that precede most TV shows, the ruling party has a devil of a time keeping order in the ranks, and President Dianne Dawson's opponents have adopted dogs to chase away the mailman. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lansaka's national animal is the Cottonmouth Coral Copperhead Rattlesnake, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Religionism.

Lansaka is ranked 55,391st in the world and 961st in the Rejected Realms for Highest Drug Use, scoring 269.46 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 7,917thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,143rdMost Influential: 9,909thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,716thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,913thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,169thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,952ndMost Developed: 18,887thMost Efficient Economies: 19,421stHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,714thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,759thLargest Governments: 20,105thLargest Retail Industry: 20,342ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,257thMost Cultured: 21,812thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22,360thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23,108thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 24,612thLargest Agricultural Sector: 24,731stLongest Average Lifespans: 24,980thHighest Food Quality: 26,258thHighest Poor Incomes: 26,915thLargest Information Technology Sector: 27,533rdLowest Crime Rates: 27,556thHighest Average Incomes: 30,151stMost Advanced Public Education: 30,672ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 30,990th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 121st in the regionMost Influential: 147th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 206th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 336th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 362nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 385th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 409th in the regionRudest Citizens: 433rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 445th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 450th in the regionMost Developed: 450th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 464th in the regionLargest Governments: 489th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 491st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 498th in the regionMost Cultured: 515th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 517th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 588th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 590th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 598th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 612th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 639th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 639th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 650th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 686th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 708th in the regionLargest Black Market: 711th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 712th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 716th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 718th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 767th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 787th in the regionNudest: 808th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 830th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 850th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 897th in the regionMost Inclusive: 959th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 961st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,153rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lansaka was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Lansaka was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Lansaka was endorsed by The United Socialist States of Delghast.
  • : Lansaka was endorsed by The Nawabate of Benngal.
  • : Lansaka was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Lansaka was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare and the Top 10% for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Lansaka was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Lansaka was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Lansaka was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Lansaka voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend A Leaf on the Wind".