by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,697th Least Corrupt Governments: 3,305th Most Influential: 3,398th
The Holy Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
All Hail Laurennia!
God-Emperor Olivier de Laurent
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population3.212 billion

LeaderGod-Emperor Olivier de Laurent


The Holy Empire of Laurennia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by God-Emperor Olivier de Laurent with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.212 billion Laurennians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Laurenbourg. The average income tax rate is 87.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Laurennian economy, worth 361 trillion Laurins a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 112,504 Laurins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Organ donation is compulsory, the government supplies ragtag bands of resistance fighters in exchange for vague promises of future payment, if a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it... Laurennian satellites can detect it, and billion-Laurin sentient AI killbots roll through the streets dispensing hot dogs and T-shirts. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Laurennia's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Merlangelism.

Laurennia is ranked 38,450th in the world and 70th in New Western Empire for Highest Economic Output, with 361 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,697thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,305thMost Influential: 3,398thSafest: 4,113thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,379thMost Pacifist: 5,436thNicest Citizens: 5,916thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,933rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,114thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,135thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,359thMost Developed: 6,696thMost Inclusive: 6,816thHealthiest Citizens: 7,040thBest Weather: 7,163rdLongest Average Lifespans: 7,454thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 8,148thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,585thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,648thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,065thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,389thMost Cultured: 10,351stSmartest Citizens: 11,496thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,253rdLowest Crime Rates: 13,384thMost Secular: 13,496thLargest Governments: 13,576thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,523rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,762nd
Least Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 13th in the regionSafest: 14th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19th in the region

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