by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 572nd Most Influential: 4,905th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,740th
The Federation of
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Population196 million

AnimalPacific fish

The Federation of Lanterkint is a very large, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its pith helmet sales, public floggings, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 196 million Lanterkinians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 51.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Lanterkinian economy, worth 7.00 trillion Diamonds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Furniture Restoration, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 35,732 Diamonds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming, protesters are up in arms over new nuclear power stations, parachutes are considered optional with the newest line of jet fighters, and workers for the environmental protection agency are patted down for tartar sauce every morning. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lanterkint's national animal is the Pacific fish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Lanterkint is ranked 88,924th in the world and 4,208th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 49.87 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 572ndTop
Most Influential: 4,905thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,740thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14,390th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 336th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 396th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 706th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lanterkint was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Amauri.
  • : Lanterkint was endorsed by The Rogue Nation of The Notorious Mad Jack.
  • : Following new legislation in Lanterkint, workers for the environmental protection agency are patted down for tartar sauce every morning.
  • : Following new legislation in Lanterkint, parachutes are considered optional with the newest line of jet fighters.
  • : Following new legislation in Lanterkint, protesters are up in arms over new nuclear power stations.
  • : Lanterkint was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Lanterkint voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Reducing Food Waste".
  • : Following new legislation in Lanterkint, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming.
  • : Following new legislation in Lanterkint, the government is a clear-cut case of tyranny by majority.
  • : Following new legislation in Lanterkint, recruitment posters proclaim the army to be both fabulous and fashionable.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 201 » Runeda, Alunya, Notyoutopia, Territorio di Nessuno, El Fiji Grande, The Rhein States, Shibutani, Siwale, Sinelona, Pallaith, Shin-Hachioji, Antiyard, Yaorozu, Loutsland, Aleria and Tiristan, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Trillius, Azzarel, East Supple Lund, British Pacific Islands, Arimbia, Alice Gardens, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Dreadton, Sunto, Kwaj, Dicko, Chukstik Illahi, Sundred, Pleroma Sans Romans, Bananoonza, Aetulia, Corfad, Central Ryal, David Davidson, Daiz, Death By Astonishment, Dramanian, BrightFutures, Banabistan, Baldova, Fascist Democracy, Koda-Land, Arkenistan, Concordare, Dar es Saalam, Breduria, Advancia-Sizzletown, Elestrum, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, and 151 others.Omnistria, Ecronentia, Detrivania, Calamazo, Diodone, Etrurica, Ethnon, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Anna Airters, Sockmanland, Alepuble, Fractured Ribs, Independent Halls, Holy Oranz, Itallitopia, Ausveria, Bearical, Gilakistan, Get Away From Me, Aroa, Equine Dues, Cors Evia, Aezus, Imperial Lyndonia and Montefalco, The Tampa Bay Rays, The Reorganized Arctic Territories, Esplandia, New Lakemba, Camarthen, Humptalumpta, Fizban, Gooood Tiiimes, Great Javadwipa, Enworbia, Zumlandia, Kalatona, Ikea Rike, Holy Marcus Empire, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Centromuria, Jasminlandia, Beautifil Russia of The Future, Elder Realms, Newpromisedland, Babacar, 1 very fast endotarter, Dopeland420, Selfgradatude, PlanetPunk, Test for a new hope, Gliese Minor, Amerian States, Karazan, Free Culture, Kenatara, Heminaw, Marxist Luxembourg, Ejhsa, Guer Aike, Contani, Mercandia, Eternal Dreams, Blackphir, Avemterra, Hatakulamatakatak, Miamington, Bopolisc, Austurasia, North Bratislava, Debussy, French Bananastan, Heken, Abject Ludicrosity, Ice and Tinian, Sheldanada, Federation Terra Australis, Kelvaros Prime, Kalimora Aire, Xzavia-Hjar, Drusselstein, Bonjoura, Bidragistan, Islessallend, Tianqing, Felpolandia, New Octicarg, Wilkshire, PotatoFarmers, Dillhole Land, Sil Dorsett, Wineclaw, Cloydicia, Choistan, Brettenia, Duerrlewang, Makersaulache, Spartoptia, Experra, Eslua, Indiana Hoosier nation, Agharya, Kasazzastan, Island States of Skelldia, Sea Ghost, Cinnibar, Grimandia, New Bremerton, Victoriaans Nederlands, Some Random TNP Nation, Panama Coalition, Zeternia, Cuyan, Analomink, Angwayster, Quebekistand, Alcaryia, Bojacks and Jills, Changjo, Cobrakia, McMasterdonia, Great Bights Mum, Keelut, Torakuen, Wisconsota, Shadowrik, Idumetala, Ieprus, Altivia, General COE, East Wushen, Elgaland-Vargaland, Steampunk Ariel, Princely Irbis, Catopia2, Helix Labs, Miruma, Frie Annium, Glurponia, Jefffliu, Tellavinna, The Stratosphere Islands, Frances Francis the First of France, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Orven, Guslantis, U S Eh, Ibiscaton, Montevento, Destructive Government Endorsing System, The Notorious Mad Jack, and Amauri.

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