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Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,970th Highest Drug Use: 2,000th Nicest Citizens: 2,257th
The Democratic Republic of
Civil Rights Lovefest
You Can't Stop Progress
Josip Pusztai
Senior Krillin Council+Co Leader of Polls+Co Games Boss
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population3.323 billion

CapitalWinterview City
LeaderJosip Pusztai


The Democratic Republic of Lightford is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Josip Pusztai with a fair hand, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.323 billion Lightfordians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Winterview City. The average income tax rate is 94.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lightfordian economy, worth 635 trillion Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 191,198 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Torture is illegal, anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper, corrupt paupers spend taxpayer Dollars on liquor and tobacco, and the LBI Channel Tunnel project is plagued by delays. Crime is totally unknown. Lightford's national animal is the dove, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Lightford is ranked 6,987th in the world and 7th in Krillin for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 56.53 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,970thHighest Drug Use: 2,000thNicest Citizens: 2,257thMost Inclusive: 2,472ndHighest Poor Incomes: 2,757thMost Pacifist: 3,087thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,309thMost Developed: 3,498thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,741stSmartest Citizens: 4,138thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,488thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,726thLargest Governments: 4,891stLongest Average Lifespans: 4,976thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,006thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,160thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,373rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,386thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,624thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,892ndMost Politically Free: 5,912thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,934thMost Influential: 6,088thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,367thHighest Average Incomes: 6,579thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,774thNudest: 6,972ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,987thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,083rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7,101stMost Cultured: 7,783rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,404thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 9,259thRudest Citizens: 9,428thLowest Crime Rates: 10,274thSafest: 11,752ndMost Secular: 12,617thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,628th
Most Politically Free: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionNudest: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lightford, the LBI Channel Tunnel project is plagued by delays.
  • : Following new legislation in Lightford, corrupt paupers spend taxpayer Dollars on liquor and tobacco.
  • : Following new legislation in Lightford, anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper.
  • : Following new legislation in Lightford, torture is illegal.
  • : Lightford lodged a message on the Lardyland Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Lightford, lavish state dinners in Winterview City are the state's leading budgetary expenditure.
  • : Lightford's influence in Krillin rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • : Lightford deleted a regional poll in Krillin.
  • : Lightford deleted a regional poll in Krillin.
  • : Following new legislation in Lightford, there's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 7 » ScotlandSerenity, Veraria, West-East Timor, Swan Isles, Free Romanian State, Housemusic, and Nordometa.

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