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Highest Crime Rates: 63rd Most Armed: 81st Largest Publishing Industry: 121st
The Safe Haven of
Left-Leaning College State
#LoveIsLove
Saint Nick
Influence
Squire
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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LGBT Equality

Population18.641 billion

CapitalThe North Pole
LeaderSaint Nick
FaithNaughty or Niceism

CurrencyIrish gold coin
Animalreindeer

The Safe Haven of LGBT Equality is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Saint Nick with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, cheerful population of 18.641 billion Gays enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The minute government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The North Pole. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Gay economy, worth a remarkable 4,635 trillion Irish gold coins a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Gambling. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 248,685 Irish gold coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Foreign converts are illuminated by both missionaries and helicopter searchlights, the skeletons of lost tourists litter the ground of the Great Gay Desert, ad hoc militias patrol the streets in an effort to control rampant crime, and clergy never mention brand names for fear of losing their government subsidies. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. LGBT Equality's national animal is the reindeer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Naughty or Niceism.

LGBT Equality is ranked 116,408th in the world and 111th in Gay for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 2.17 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Highest Crime Rates: 63rdMost Armed: 81stLargest Publishing Industry: 121stMost Rebellious Youth: 185thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 731stMost Cultured: 851stLargest Gambling Industry: 908thLargest Black Market: 945thMost Stationary: 975thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,074thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,091stHighest Economic Output: 1,308thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,356thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,387thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,579thSmartest Citizens: 1,611thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,647thTop
5%
Most Efficient Economies: 1,971stBest Weather: 2,250thMost Inclusive: 2,334thHighest Average Incomes: 2,472ndLargest Retail Industry: 2,611thMost Developed: 2,625thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,675thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,995thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,236thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,670thLargest Populations: 4,525thMost Influential: 5,523rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,647thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,023rdTop
10%
Nicest Citizens: 12,673rdNudest: 14,202ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,266thMost Secular: 15,619th
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionTop
5%
Largest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 12th in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 15th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 16th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 18th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 18th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 19th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 21st in the regionMost Developed: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in LGBT Equality, clergy never mention brand names for fear of losing their government subsidies.
  • : Following new legislation in LGBT Equality, ad hoc militias patrol the streets in an effort to control rampant crime.
  • : LGBT Equality was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Left-Leaning College State".
  • : Following new legislation in LGBT Equality, the skeletons of lost tourists litter the ground of the Great Gay Desert.
  • : Following new legislation in LGBT Equality, foreign converts are illuminated by both missionaries and helicopter searchlights.
  • : Following new legislation in LGBT Equality, inter-species marriages are ignored by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in LGBT Equality, televangelists flaunt their expensive cars when they attend charity events.
  • : LGBT Equality lodged a message on the Gay Regional Message Board.
  • : LGBT Equality updated the World Factbook entry in Gay.
  • : LGBT Equality was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.

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