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Population12.043 billion

LeaderBenjamin Gillis

CurrencyGold Ducat
AnimalLothian Ground Llama

The Republic of Lichian is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Benjamin Gillis with a fair hand, and notable for its infamous sell-swords, free-roaming dinosaurs, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 12.043 billion Lichians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mhialn. The average income tax rate is 14.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lichian economy, worth a remarkable 3,127 trillion Gold Ducats a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 259,662 Gold Ducats, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Claiming to have performed the Heimlich Maneuver is a popular defense for assault charges, anti-government web sites are springing up, small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, and city budgets are spent entirely on supporting the town royalty. Crime is totally unknown. Lichian's national animal is the Lothian Ground Llama, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Judaeo-Christianity.

Lichian is ranked 4,606th in the world and 9th in Texas for Most Inclusive, scoring 228.6 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

Most Efficient Economies: 235thMost Cheerful Citizens: 427thLargest Information Technology Sector: 434thMost Scientifically Advanced: 643rdMost Subsidized Industry: 1,053rdMost Rebellious Youth: 1,143rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,441stTop
Most Cultured: 1,767thRudest Citizens: 1,821stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,859thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,925thMost Devout: 2,046thHighest Average Incomes: 2,310thMost Influential: 2,472ndSmartest Citizens: 2,599thMost Developed: 2,621stHighest Economic Output: 2,636thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,990thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,029thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,077thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,093rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,247thMost Armed: 3,627thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,642ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,211thMost Inclusive: 4,606thBest Weather: 4,870thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,652ndHighest Drug Use: 5,716thNicest Citizens: 6,057thLargest Governments: 6,369thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,137thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,127thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 8,975thNudest: 9,208thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,618thMost Stationary: 9,685thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,277thSafest: 11,482ndLargest Populations: 11,906thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,025thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,920th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 9th in the regionMost Inclusive: 9th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionMost Devout: 10th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 11th in the regionNicest Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Governments: 13th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 13th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionNudest: 14th in the regionRudest Citizens: 14th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 15th in the regionBest Weather: 16th in the regionSafest: 16th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lichian, city budgets are spent entirely on supporting the town royalty.
  • : Following new legislation in Lichian, small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome.
  • : Lichian endorsed The Serene Compassionate Utopia of Safj.
  • : Lichian was endorsed by The Serene Compassionate Utopia of Safj.
  • : Lichian was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Lichian, anti-government web sites are springing up.
  • : Following new legislation in Lichian, claiming to have performed the Heimlich Maneuver is a popular defense for assault charges.
  • : Lichian was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Lichian endorsed The Gigantic Frozen Igloo of Studly Penguins.
  • : Following new legislation in Lichian, human tissue is grown in vats as a delicacy as well as for transplants.


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