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Most Efficient Economies: 249th Highest Drug Use: 294th Largest Information Technology Sector: 428th
The Republic of
New York Times Democracy
Onward to the new dawn
Regional Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

Overview Factbook People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Republic of Lichian is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Benjamin Gillis with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, frequent executions, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 9.56 billion Lichians 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 relatively small government prioritizes Industry, although Education, Healthcare, and Defense are also considered important, while International Aid and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mhialn. The average income tax rate is 6.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lichian economy, worth a remarkable 2,256 trillion Gold Ducats a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 236,059 Gold Ducats, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Corporate 'hostile takeovers' now involve ICBMs and main battle tanks, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept, and more money is spent on policing the welfare system for abuse than on the welfare system itself. 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 294th in the world and 1st in Texas for Highest Drug Use, scoring 512.2 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Most Efficient Economies: 249thHighest Drug Use: 294thLargest Information Technology Sector: 428thMost Cheerful Citizens: 547thMost Scientifically Advanced: 587thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,244thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,326thMost Devout: 1,787thTop
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Most Cultured: 1,824thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,180thRudest Citizens: 2,342ndHighest Average Incomes: 2,568thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,830thMost Armed: 2,840thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,882ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,101stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,169thMost Developed: 3,226thMost Influential: 3,491stHighest Economic Output: 3,583rdSmartest Citizens: 3,937thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,322ndMost Beautiful Environments: 4,329thBest Weather: 4,738thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,060thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,505thMost Inclusive: 6,097thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,380thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,535thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,435thLargest Governments: 8,566thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,674thTop
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Safest: 9,301stNicest Citizens: 10,033rdLargest Gambling Industry: 12,158thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,715thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,055thMost Stationary: 13,503rdLargest Populations: 14,114thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,474th
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Highest Drug Use: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionMost Devout: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 10th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 12th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Inclusive: 13th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionRudest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 15th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15th in the regionLargest Governments: 15th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 17th in the regionBest Weather: 17th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 18th in the regionNicest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Armed: 19th in the regionSafest: 21st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23rd in the regionMost Influential: 23rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lichian, more money is spent on policing the welfare system for abuse than on the welfare system itself.
  • : Following new legislation in Lichian, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept.
  • : Following new legislation in Lichian, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping.
  • : Following new legislation in Lichian, corporate 'hostile takeovers' now involve ICBMs and main battle tanks.
  • : Following new legislation in Lichian, landless farmers wander forlornly in the government's many national parks.
  • : Lichian was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Following new legislation in Lichian, foreigners with shady pasts are fleeing the country.
  • : Following new legislation in Lichian, the government has stated an intention to min-max its stats for 'teh pwnage'.
  • : Following new legislation in Lichian, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers.
  • : Following new legislation in Lichian, the military has grudgingly released all top secret information in an effort for greater transparency.

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