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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 970th Least Corrupt Governments: 1,012th Largest Publishing Industry: 1,638th
The Democratic States of
Left-wing Utopia
All hail the glorious Gaben!
Regional Influence
Eminence Grise
WA Delegate
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Democratic States of Leppikania is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Nick with a fair hand, and notable for its avant-garde cinema, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 4.653 billion Leppiks are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Welfare, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Epissiac. The average income tax rate is 90.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Leppikanian economy, worth 631 trillion Stars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 135,777 Stars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, billions are being spent on a new island airport, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall, and almost half of the child population live rough on the streets. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Leppikania's national animal is the pony, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Pastafarianism.

Leppikania is ranked 151,739th in the world and 27th in Wintermoore for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -222.95 on the Hayek Index.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 970thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,012thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 1,638thMost Inclusive: 1,683rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,940thHealthiest Citizens: 2,249thNicest Citizens: 2,520thSafest: 2,765thMost Developed: 2,791stMost Pacifist: 3,035thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,037thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,083rdLongest Average Lifespans: 3,191stMost Advanced Public Education: 3,368thMost Secular: 3,558thBest Weather: 3,604thMost Cultured: 3,622ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,816thSmartest Citizens: 4,009thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,797thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,940thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,023rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,378thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,104thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,424thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 8,092ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,178thLargest Governments: 8,371stHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,723rdNudest: 12,421stMost Efficient Economies: 12,816thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,163rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,312thHighest Average Incomes: 14,700thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,831st
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Most Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Leppikania was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Leppikania's influence in Wintermoore rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Leppikania's influence in Wintermoore fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Enforcer".
  • : Leppikania's influence in Wintermoore rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Leppikania's influence in Wintermoore fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Enforcer".
  • : Leppikania's influence in Wintermoore rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Leppikania's influence in Wintermoore rose from "Dealmaker" to "Enforcer".
  • : Leppikania's influence in Wintermoore rose from "Contender" to "Dealmaker".
  • : Leppikania approved the World Assembly proposal "Repeal "Rights of the Quarantined"".
  • : Leppikania approved the World Assembly proposal "Repeal "Right of Emigration"".

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 1 » The Midwestern Atlantic Colonies.

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