by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 557thMost Influential: 1,033rdLargest Retail Industry: 2,719th
The Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
God, King, Empire
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population1.489 billion

LeaderChancellor Philippa Lawson


The Empire of Laurendon is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Chancellor Philippa Lawson with an even hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working population of 1.489 billion Laurendonians 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 Education, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Carsen. The average income tax rate is 67.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Laurendonian economy, worth 238 trillion Laurons a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 160,096 Laurons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Life is short but human kindness is endless, army uniforms are replaced en masse to accommodate adult soldiers, religious organizations are being forced to leave the country or pay income taxes like everybody else, and people believe that if you teach a man to fish he won't buy fish from you any more. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Laurendon's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Laurendon is ranked 18,643rd in the world and 763rd in The North Pacific for Most Patriotic, with 32.25 Flags saluted per person per day.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 557thMost Influential: 1,033rdTop
Largest Retail Industry: 2,719thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,071stLargest Publishing Industry: 5,424thRudest Citizens: 6,045thMost Cultured: 8,614thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,135thHighest Food Quality: 9,572ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,874thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,025thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,031stHealthiest Citizens: 10,062ndSafest: 10,687thLowest Crime Rates: 10,815thMost Efficient Economies: 10,966thMost Developed: 11,317thTop
Most Inclusive: 11,975thHighest Average Incomes: 12,290thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,717thSmartest Citizens: 13,086thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,272ndNicest Citizens: 13,559thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,265thMost Pacifist: 14,421stLargest Governments: 15,020thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,212thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,873rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 17,908thMost Patriotic: 18,643rdMost Subsidized Industry: 20,249th
Largest Retail Industry: 136th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 262nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 277th in the regionRudest Citizens: 326th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 373rd in the regionMost Influential: 382nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 397th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 449th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 535th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 544th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 553rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 569th in the regionMost Average: 576th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 594th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 603rd in the regionSafest: 604th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 606th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 609th in the regionMost Developed: 670th in the regionMost Inclusive: 716th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 722nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 733rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 748th in the regionLargest Governments: 763rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 763rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 766th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 772nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 800th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 829th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Laurendon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurendon, people believe that if you teach a man to fish he won't buy fish from you any more.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurendon, religious organizations are being forced to leave the country or pay income taxes like everybody else.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurendon, army uniforms are replaced en masse to accommodate adult soldiers.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurendon, life is short but human kindness is endless.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurendon, mall countdown clocks warn that there are only 364 more shopping days until Maxxmas.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurendon, army rations are served on silver platters.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurendon, advertisements for jobs in the sciences run in fashion magazines.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurendon, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas.
  • : Laurendon endorsed The Federation of Napnomadia.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 255 » The Rhein States, Notyoutopia, Yaorozu, Aerilia, Heilhum Imperius, Khoik, Loutsland, Great Bights Mum, Orado, Venicea, Lulubellia, Guer Aike, Hamerica, Dreadton, Corfad, Porotia, North Bratislava, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Republica Guilleana, Crusadam, Eywaan, Selfgradatude, Former English Colony, Joodey, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Gendirt, Territorio di Nessuno, Siwale, Shibutani, Hardscrabble, Koda-Land, Votak Matim, Empy, New Lakemba, Bankowiata, Kragsgale, WeKnow, Brucklania, Pytong, Omnistria, Pasargad, Newpromisedland, Xipher, Kranostav, Libertania Democratica, The Tampa Bay Rays, Railroad Crossing, El Fiji Grande, Frances Francis the First of France, Tir na Saoirse Alainn, and 205 others.Dar es Saalam, The Serdey Islands, Outer Shenendoah, Valentine Z, The Pantheons, Sikol, Draconian Progression, Slyakanya, Holy Oranz, Odelinor, East Akra, Yokciq Empire, Cretox State, Shadowrik, Ethnon, Liminyj, Sunto, 1 very fast endotarter, Sil Dorsett, Wineclaw, Seenvorland, Ravendi, Nodnarb, Yellops, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Daiz, Innocentic, Cinnibar, Climeria, The Pleiads, Ozstan, Seijitsu, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Blyskalia, Pallaith, Star Kingdom, The Iron Lions, United Kahndaq, Godwanna, Anungu, Galbadiana, Svenskskit, Bharathvarsh, Strongwill, His Enduring Majesty, Illusia and Neverendia, Glurponia, Wisconsota, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Xagill, Xentherida, Que Lukustinardon, Zyvetskistaahn, Runeda, Planes, Super Girl, The Mazur Empire, The Endless Eventide, Gondwanaia, Simone Republic, Sachi, Pleroma Sans Romans, McMasterdonia, Testnation223, Wilkshire, Moubarakistan, Zemnaya Svoboda, Keurig Machines, Freyford, Chips and Guac, Kingdom of KHATTAB, KhalChicken, Vesteysia, Clan Spaniel, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Figyjharli, Maott, Belin Antenia, Wapistan, Ellbonnia, Kromi, Dangine, Travislavania, Solcius, Tyirza, Folenz, Xyrron, New Celoveniortan, Aryan Homeland, Mon Island, Duryanistan, Steampunk Ariel, Qurtuba, Viridiann, Darkmondoria, Tsandonown, Seanat, Katuda, Greater Ale Permars, Ariele, Fraystonia, Merconitonitopia, Erisoria, Sopernia, Apollo Park, Nova Arcania, Bearical, Unshleepd, Jaxikistan, Lionia, Card Kingdom, Nordic-British Union, The Enlightened Tugas, Technocratic-european Countries, Russian Peoples Union, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Marmiedon, Sahriastan, Capablanca, Morcusa Clicanskaukk, The Calabash Protectorate, Alice Gardens, New Chilokver, The Blazeland Administration, Tibus Heth, The Sinclarian Provinces, Praeceps, Zapiron, Maiorem Americana, United Capitalist Provinces, Palgo, Walter Jackson, Yuyistan, Toilet Man, Pleasuretown, Conservative State of Poland, Dabarastan, Paradeavenlisian States, Imperial Sers, AmManies, United Soviet State of North Amerika, Rising Sakura, Kazoo Basin, Canineia, Eraver, Cartures, Shlama, Saperisole, Tringapore, Just Vibin, Capitista, Teothopia, Lon Zucand, Galom Dasir, Darsabi, Kaihe, Lunar Cities of America, Nuronte, Antonimus, Religioncord, Larger Green Plants, New Trisone, Advancia-Sizzletown, FLARADESTRA, Trodhyarika, Defense Federation, Weeb cult, Chuuni Weebs, Srnsbaland, New Wellesley, Koletsia, Neopie, Aguaria Major, Sundred, Texas States, ChristianVille of the USA, Ennomeria, Lucedeia, United Engiresco, Hellsinky, Rainengrad, Colonies of Free Temeria, Ilisseia, Zeldania, Sattelbach, Herblestan, Altivia, Lemonbiscuits, Joseph Joestar 2nd part, Stron Doshia, Tachycardia, Orogonia, Skerordere Ang, Lil Nasbol, Socialist Soviet Armenia, Oktalaateris, Lemsrow, Zdagoburg, Costa Azurica, Pazair, Vincone Cae, The Republic of Free Peoples, Napnomadia, and Eternal Dominion.

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