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Most Influential: 943rdBest Weather: 1,423rdMost Pacifist: 1,613th
The Democratic Federation of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Always with the best of intentions
LIDUN President
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population14.837 billion

LeaderJosephine Alvarez


The Democratic Federation of Lauchenoiria is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Josephine Alvarez with a fair hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, free-roaming dinosaurs, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 14.837 billion Lauchenoirians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Buttercity. The average income tax rate is 93.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lauchenoirian economy, worth a remarkable 1,983 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 133,691 pesos, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons, Josephine Alvarez's campaign events reach their climax when the celebrity endorsers reveal themselves, political clichés like "band-aid solutions" and "adrenaline shots to the economy" are headed for the dumpster, and promising seven years of bad luck leads to seven years of community service. 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 131,407th in the world and 36th in International Democratic Union for Most Patriotic, with 12.12 flags saluted per person per day.

Most Influential: 943rdBest Weather: 1,423rdMost Pacifist: 1,613thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,722ndNicest Citizens: 1,795thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,346thSafest: 2,681stMost Inclusive: 2,701stTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,914thHealthiest Citizens: 3,050thHighest Food Quality: 3,277thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,283rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,538thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,561stLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,719thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,032ndLargest Publishing Industry: 4,145thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,117thMost Developed: 5,157thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,666thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,875thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,498thLowest Crime Rates: 6,615thSmartest Citizens: 6,877thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,954thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,098thMost Cultured: 7,361stMost Stationary: 9,428thLargest Governments: 10,036thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,152ndHighest Economic Output: 12,814thTop
Most Secular: 14,803rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,212thMost Income Equality: 24,878thLargest Populations: 27,523rd
Most Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost Stationary: 7th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lauchenoiria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Lauchenoiria was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Influential, Most Beautiful Environments, and Most Inclusive and the Top 5% for Most Stationary and Highest Food Quality.
  • : Lauchenoiria was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Lauchenoiria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Declaration Against Slavery and its Violence".
  • : Lauchenoiria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Reducing Bycatch".
  • : Lauchenoiria was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Lauchenoiria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Declaration on Griefing".
  • : Lauchenoiria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Pre-Packaged Food Labels".
  • : Lauchenoiria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Lauchenoiria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Education and Availability of Basic Medical Devices".