by Max Barry

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Population6.293 billion

LeaderChief Minister

CurrencyGold Lined Coins

The Confederacy of Layem is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Chief Minister with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, complete absence of social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 6.293 billion Citizens enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Galloway. The average income tax rate is 64.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Layemian economy, worth 274 trillion Gold Lined Coins a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Automobile Manufacturing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 43,611 Gold Lined Coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

CEOs and corporate executives are frequently found striking for better stock options, one-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses, the statue in the Berlusconi Plaza has a solar panel for a hat, and drill sergeants yell in the ears of bespectacled nerds in cybermilitary "reboot camps". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Layem's national animal is the Sloth, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholic.

Layem is ranked 72,845th in the world and 67th in Confederacy of Layem for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 2,174 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Most Influential: 1,853rdTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,512thBest Weather: 10,981stTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,421stMost Beautiful Environments: 12,897thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,486thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,572nd
Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 7th in the regionMost Politically Free: 8th in the region

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