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Most Influential: 553rdRudest Citizens: 2,208thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,748th
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Laver Island

Population7.943 billion

LeaderKing Vincent and PM Einar Grímsson

AnimalLaverian Falcon

The Rćpublík of Laver Island is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by King Vincent and PM Einar Grímsson with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and ban on automobiles. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 7.943 billion Laverians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vulkanerborg. The average income tax rate is 45.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Laverian economy, worth a remarkable 1,176 trillion Vixes a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 148,064 Vixes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens are strongly encouraged to breathe less so as to limit the carbon footprint, the best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop, lawyers turn down litigation cases and corporate work in order to focus on lucrative public defence work, and the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose. Crime is totally unknown. Laver Island's national animal is the Laverian Falcon, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Laver Island is ranked 77,123rd in the world and 631st in Europe for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 0.78 Bank.

Most Influential: 553rdRudest Citizens: 2,208thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,748thLargest Retail Industry: 4,248thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,530thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,413thBest Weather: 5,722ndMost Inclusive: 6,389thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,536thMost Cultured: 8,169thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,583rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,852ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10,316thNudest: 10,552ndHighest Poor Incomes: 11,366thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,694thSmartest Citizens: 12,359thNicest Citizens: 12,762ndLargest Black Market: 12,864thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,976thMost Stationary: 13,681stHighest Average Incomes: 14,430thHighest Economic Output: 15,032ndMost Developed: 15,395thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,545thMost Pacifist: 15,661stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,987thMost Politically Free: 18,197thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,304thMost Efficient Economies: 18,537thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 19,495thHighest Drug Use: 21,901stMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,871st
Most Politically Free: 31st in the regionRudest Citizens: 34th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 40th in the regionNudest: 49th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 50th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 52nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 54th in the regionMost Stationary: 56th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 60th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 73rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 87th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 99th in the regionMost Influential: 100th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 100th in the regionBest Weather: 107th in the regionMost Inclusive: 125th in the region

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