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Most Influential: 1,270thBest Weather: 1,344thMost Pacifist: 1,505th
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Population10.781 billion

LeaderJosephine Alvarez


The Democratic Federation of Lauchenoiria is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Josephine Alvarez with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.781 billion Lauchenoirians 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, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Buttercity. The average income tax rate is 92.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lauchenoirian economy, worth a remarkable 1,420 trillion pesos a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 131,760 pesos, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Commuters and their desktops both bemoan their hard drives, Josephine Alvarez is called 'Patches' at international summits, parents dread their examinations more than their children, and the long arm of the law possesses a rather slow hand. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lauchenoiria's national animal is the butterfly, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Atheism.

Lauchenoiria is ranked 2,928th in the world and 4th in International Democratic Union for Healthiest Citizens, with 24.44 bananas ingested per day.

Most Influential: 1,270thBest Weather: 1,344thMost Pacifist: 1,505thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,516thNicest Citizens: 1,569thMost Inclusive: 2,303rdMost Beautiful Environments: 2,380thTop
Safest: 2,649thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,651stHealthiest Citizens: 2,928thHighest Food Quality: 2,955thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,364thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,563rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,800thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,867thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,042ndMost Developed: 5,084thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,355thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,588thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,747thLowest Crime Rates: 6,477thSmartest Citizens: 6,684thMost Cultured: 6,695thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,804thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,465thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,543rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,674thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,043rdLargest Governments: 10,053rdMost Stationary: 11,640thTop
Highest Economic Output: 14,229thMost Secular: 14,325thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,940thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18,154thMost Efficient Economies: 20,485thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,594thHighest Average Incomes: 21,026thMost Subsidized Industry: 23,613th
Nicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionSafest: 8th in the regionMost Stationary: 8th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11th in the regionMost Secular: 11th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 11th in the region

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