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Most Influential: 460th Largest Populations: 1,682nd Largest Welfare Programs: 1,770th
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Laughterandsunshine

Population29.548 billion

CurrencyDough
AnimalGerman Shepherd

The Free Land of Laughterandsunshine is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and stringent health and safety legislation. The quiet, industrious population of 29.548 billion Laughterandsunshineans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Welfare, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 73.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Laughterandsunshinean economy, worth a remarkable 1,499 trillion Doughs a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 50,734 Doughs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Elections have recently been reintroduced to Laughterandsunshine, citizens receive notices of disenfranchisement along with their parking tickets, up to 40% of voters can finally read the issues they're deciding on, and shopkeepers use microscopes to verify the authenticity of banknotes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Laughterandsunshine's national animal is the German Shepherd, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Laughterandsunshine is ranked 127,154th in the world and 90th in Canada for Most Primitive, scoring -124.22 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Largest Populations: 1,682ndLargest Welfare Programs: 1,770thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,902ndBest Weather: 3,428thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,447thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,992ndLongest Average Lifespans: 6,374thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,301stTop
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Highest Economic Output: 8,424thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,147thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,176thMost Cultured: 9,457thSafest: 10,499thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,937thLowest Crime Rates: 15,906th
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Largest Populations: 9th in the regionMost Influential: 10th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14th in the region

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