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Most Valuable International Artwork: 88thMost Secular: 1,093rdLargest Black Market: 1,379th
The Technocratic Federation of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Vitam Impendere Vero
Director Luther Cook
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population15.864 billion

LeaderDirector Luther Cook

AnimalOne eyed smelly snail

The Technocratic Federation of Laudesia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Director Luther Cook with an even hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions, pith helmet sales, and national health service. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 15.864 billion Laudesians 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Holmond. The average income tax rate is 73.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Laudesian economy, worth a remarkable 3,839 trillion Sterlings a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 242,048 Sterlings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is popularly believed that "cheese every day keeps disaster away", helping grandma with her Misgendering 101 homework is a national rite of passage, officials pull all-nighters to check immigrants for potential links to terrorists, and running away is an essential part of the elite forces' hand-to-hand training. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Laudesia's national animal is the One eyed smelly snail, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheism.

Laudesia is ranked 235,923rd in the world and 682nd in Europeia for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -16.76 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 88thMost Secular: 1,093rdLargest Black Market: 1,379thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,755thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,277thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,334thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,676thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,756thLargest Retail Industry: 2,759thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,826thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,906thHighest Economic Output: 3,238thMost Developed: 3,624thRudest Citizens: 3,650thSmartest Citizens: 3,828thHighest Average Incomes: 3,842ndHealthiest Citizens: 4,114thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,196thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,375thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,050thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,685thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,979thMost Efficient Economies: 6,199thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,734thMost Cultured: 7,283rdBest Weather: 7,582ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,971stMost Subsidized Industry: 9,658thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,394thLargest Governments: 10,966thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,205thMost Influential: 13,460thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,299thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,508thLowest Crime Rates: 14,728thLargest Populations: 14,975thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,438thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,365thHighest Disposable Incomes: 21,228thHighest Average Tax Rates: 23,779th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 11th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionMost Secular: 17th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 20th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 25th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 26th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 27th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 28th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 28th in the regionRudest Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 30th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 31st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 31st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 35th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 37th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 38th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 51st in the regionLargest Populations: 54th in the regionMost Developed: 54th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 61st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 65th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 66th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 73rd in the region

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