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Most Cheerful Citizens: 437thMost Efficient Economies: 568thLargest Information Technology Sector: 753rd
The Republic of
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Civil Rights
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Population18.608 billion

LeaderBenjamin Gillis

CurrencyGold Ducat
AnimalLothian Ground Llama

The Republic of Lichian is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Benjamin Gillis with an even hand, and remarkable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, sprawling nuclear power plants, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 18.608 billion Lichians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The relatively small, liberal 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 43.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lichian economy, worth a remarkable 4,744 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 254,968 Gold Ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It turns out that you actually can put a price on intangible cultural heritage, more citizens have access to Maxtopian Grass than clean drinking water, in a fit of passion Benjamin Gillis has shredded thirty years' worth of petitions, and the Lichian football team for the Maxxmas ceasefire consists only of Intelligence Corps personnel. 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 3,447th in the world and 4th in Texas for Most Developed, scoring 95.97 on the Human Development Index.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 437thMost Efficient Economies: 568thLargest Information Technology Sector: 753rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 920thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,072ndMost Subsidized Industry: 1,421stMost Cultured: 1,749thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,948thMost Influential: 2,167thTop
Highest Economic Output: 2,336thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,451stMost Beautiful Environments: 2,572ndMost Devout: 2,630thHighest Food Quality: 2,759thSmartest Citizens: 2,823rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,108thMost Armed: 3,119thRudest Citizens: 3,145thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,156thHighest Average Incomes: 3,353rdMost Developed: 3,447thBest Weather: 3,481stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,540thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,608thMost Inclusive: 5,072ndLargest Governments: 5,828thMost Stationary: 6,379thNicest Citizens: 6,448thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,331stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,269thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,648thSafest: 8,835thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,339thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,481stLargest Populations: 9,713thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,393rdNudest: 11,296thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,346thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 11,601stLargest Retail Industry: 14,068thHighest Drug Use: 14,742ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,857thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,268thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,384thLowest Crime Rates: 23,023rd
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionNicest Citizens: 8th in the regionNudest: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionTop
Safest: 10th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Devout: 11th in the regionLargest Governments: 12th in the regionRudest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 17th in the regionMost Armed: 17th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 18th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lichian was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Food Quality.
  • : Lichian was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Lichian was endorsed by The Holy Empire of Britain and her Dominions.
  • : Lichian voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Blood Donation Safety and Equality Act".
  • : Lichian was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Lichian was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Lichian's influence in Texas rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
  • : Lichian was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Lichian was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Lichian was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.


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