by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 538thLargest Populations: 1,602ndLargest Welfare Programs: 1,629th
The Free Land of
Democratic Socialists
Get along with others or get out!
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population31.881 billion

AnimalGerman Shepherd

The Free Land of Laughterandsunshine is a gargantuan, cultured nation, remarkable for its hatred of cheese, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The quiet, industrious population of 31.881 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 Education. The average income tax rate is 74.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Laughterandsunshinean economy, worth a remarkable 1,746 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 54,766 Doughs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 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 203,895th in the world and 149th in Canada for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -17.15 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Influential: 538thLargest Populations: 1,602ndLargest Welfare Programs: 1,629thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 2,823rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,068thBest Weather: 3,291stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,801stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,164thHighest Economic Output: 8,717thMost Cultured: 8,806thTop
Safest: 10,551stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,666thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,906thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,158thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,270thSmartest Citizens: 14,981stLowest Crime Rates: 15,319thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,243rdMost Stationary: 19,437thLargest Governments: 19,457thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,359th
Largest Welfare Programs: 8th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 9th in the regionMost Influential: 10th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16th in the region

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