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Most Efficient Economies: 237th Highest Drug Use: 252nd Largest Information Technology Sector: 380th
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The Republic of Lichian is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Benjamin Gillis with an even hand, and notable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, frequent executions, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 10.079 billion Lichians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small government prioritizes Industry, with Education, Healthcare, and Defense also on the agenda, while Social Policy and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mhialn. The average income tax rate is 8.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Lichian economy, worth a remarkable 2,495 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 247,557 Gold Ducats, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

The government has stated an intention to min-max its stats for 'teh pwnage', politicians have literally dirty hands from their extracurricular activities, dubiously qualified Skandilundian barristers keep referring to laws as 'government guidelines', and homes have been banned from having any more than one wheel. 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 123,388th in the world and 115th in Texas for Most Authoritarian, with 0.03 Stalins.

Most Efficient Economies: 237thHighest Drug Use: 252ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 380thMost Cheerful Citizens: 502ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 529thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,078thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,192ndRudest Citizens: 1,333rdTop
Most Devout: 1,632ndMost Cultured: 1,670thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,910thHighest Average Incomes: 2,271stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,727thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,903rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,909thMost Developed: 2,990thMost Influential: 3,044thMost Armed: 3,154thHighest Economic Output: 3,185thSmartest Citizens: 3,359thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,500thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,515thBest Weather: 4,804thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,046thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,085thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,113thMost Inclusive: 5,358thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,499thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,372ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,398thLargest Governments: 6,882ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,966thTop
Nicest Citizens: 8,280thSafest: 9,294thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,670thMost Stationary: 12,307thLargest Retail Industry: 12,497thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,789thLargest Populations: 13,244thLargest Gambling Industry: 15,018th
Highest Drug Use: 1st in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionMost Devout: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 9th in the regionMost Inclusive: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionBest Weather: 11th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 13th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionRudest Citizens: 13th in the regionNicest Citizens: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lichian, homes have been banned from having any more than one wheel.
  • : Following new legislation in Lichian, dubiously qualified Skandilundian barristers keep referring to laws as 'government guidelines'.
  • : Lichian voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Enabling The Disabled In Academia".
  • : Lichian was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Lichian, politicians have literally dirty hands from their extracurricular activities.
  • : Following new legislation in Lichian, the government has stated an intention to min-max its stats for 'teh pwnage'.
  • : Following new legislation in Lichian, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.
  • : Following new legislation in Lichian, centuries-old legal documents detailing agnatic-cognatic gavelkind succession are being dusted off again.
  • : Lichian's influence in Texas fell from "Vassal" to "Apprentice".
  • : Following new legislation in Lichian, community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common.


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