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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,671st Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,876th Most Compassionate Citizens: 6,145th
The Democratic People's Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
In Lard We Trust
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Lardsburg

Population1.524 billion

CapitalLardsburg
LeaderBob Sanders

CurrencyLard
AnimalPig

The Democratic People's Republic of Lardsburg is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Bob Sanders with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.524 billion Lardsburgians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Welfare, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lardsburg. The average income tax rate is 54.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lardsburgian economy, worth 178 trillion Lards a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 117,104 Lards, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, epileptic patients switch their medications to whichever has a 'buy one get one free' offer, a handful of megacorporations own every "craft brewery" in the nation, and the moral worth of national allies is judged by their GDP. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Lardsburg's national animal is the Pig, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Lardsburg is ranked 12,627th in the world and 631st in The North Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 53.84 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,876thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,145thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,194thMost Pacifist: 6,246thNicest Citizens: 6,461stMost Influential: 6,661stSafest: 7,485thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,066thTop
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Most Inclusive: 8,956thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,723rdLargest Welfare Programs: 11,199thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,616thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,829thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,627thMost Developed: 12,916thSmartest Citizens: 13,219thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,375thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,096thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,467thMost Cultured: 15,692ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,048thHealthiest Citizens: 16,199thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,418thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,046th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 144th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 336th in the regionMost Pacifist: 352nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 365th in the regionNicest Citizens: 369th in the regionSafest: 399th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 423rd in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 502nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 520th in the regionMost Inclusive: 533rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 631st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 635th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 640th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 645th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 735th in the regionMost Developed: 753rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 784th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 787th in the regionMost Cultured: 797th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 834th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 844th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 857th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 872nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 873rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 896th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 104 » Alunya, Territorio di Nessuno, El Fiji Grande, Siwale, Shibutani, Shin-Hachioji, Unimaginable Doom, Peldorn, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Rhein States, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Omnistria, Kirostan, Kasazzastan, Great Bights Mum, Ethnon, Trillius, Yaorozu, Napnomadia, Koda-Land, Sheldanada, PlanetPunk, Notyoutopia, Jasminlandia, Sinelona, Steampunk Ariel, Ibiscaton, Sundred, Pallaith, Corfad, Newpromisedland, Ejhsa, Acrabinnia, Unsophisticate, Fayyayid, Bayern-Straubing, Selfgradatude, Sil Dorsett, Kwaj, 2 and 2 is Fish, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Guer Aike, Federation Terra Australis, Sunto, Dar es Saalam, North Bratislava, Uganda Knuckles UK, Spartoptia, Tappan Hills, Racoda, and 54 others.Q w e r t y, Black Templares, Dreadton, New Pruessen, Saturns Edge, Frances Francis the First of France, Buckerino, Shadowrik, Haor Chall, Seidr Wyrd, United Draconia, THX1138, Maott, Liberum Mundi, Victoriaans Nederlands, Valhalla123, Plangainer, Apetopia, Lomjia, Rkainjel, Torakuen, Egalico, Wineclaw, The United States of Romania, 1 very fast endotarter, Aratani, New Bremerton, Holy Oranz, Pasargad, Sanjurika, Yummy Blubber, Ikea Rike, The Notorious Mad Jack, Free Azzaca, Moubarakistan, General COE, Niradans, Vikingiarchy, Thiammyalllaland, Amauri, Joodey, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Raccooniah, Castle Federation, Noahs Second Country, Former English Colony, Votak Matim, Loutsland, Test for a new hope, Conservadoria, Rynion, North Altatude, The Black Cathedral, and Antityranicals.

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