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Largest Agricultural Sector: 9,162ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,058thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,850th
The Royal Federation of
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Deus, Miserere Mei
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Powerhouse
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Laurenthea

Population1.113 billion

CapitalLa Couronne
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyLaurenthean Pound
AnimalGolden Eagle

The Royal Federation of Laurenthea is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its daily referendums, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.113 billion Laurentheans are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The tiny, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of La Couronne. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.0%.

The powerhouse Laurenthean economy, worth 96.2 trillion Laurenthean Pounds a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 86,399 Laurenthean Pounds, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 254,352 per year while the poor average 23,104, a ratio of 11.0 to 1.

The La Couronne Film Festival recently voted 'Laurenthean Getting Hit By Football' as best film, marketing departments of corporate giants compete to sponsor little league teams, subsidisation of Big Pharma has stopped many corporate executives from having to sell their second homes, and religious households enthusiastically use whips in private. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent. Laurenthea's national animal is the Golden Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Laurenthea is ranked 14,850th in the world and 30th in The Free Nations Region for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 56.02 Whatever.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 9,162ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,058thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,850thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 19,212thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 21,282ndSafest: 23,105th
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Most Pro-Market: 17th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 19th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 23rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 26th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 30th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 41st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Laurenthea, religious households enthusiastically use whips in private.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurenthea, subsidisation of Big Pharma has stopped many corporate executives from having to sell their second homes.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurenthea, marketing departments of corporate giants compete to sponsor little league teams.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurenthea, the La Couronne Film Festival recently voted 'Laurenthean Getting Hit By Football' as best film.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurenthea, the WhoTube comments section has gone strangely quiet.
  • : Laurenthea published "Famous and renowned Laurentheans" (Factbook: Overview).
  • : Following new legislation in Laurenthea, the nation gives peace a chance - usually one in a million.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurenthea, gigantic marble churches take up almost half the land area of small villages.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurenthea, fiscal policy hawks decry the sizable "panem et circenses" fund added to the public budget.
  • : Following new legislation in Laurenthea, tourists visit Laurenthea to mass-moon Laurenthean politicians.

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