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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,329th Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,635th Most Influential: 1,807th
The Most Serene Republic of
Libertarian Police State
Our destiny is set.
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Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
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Lightmare

Population3.122 billion

CapitalTarot
LeaderSartorius
FaithThe Society Of Light

CurrencyArcana
AnimalHappy Squirrel

The Most Serene Republic of Lightmare is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Sartorius with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, ubiquitous missile silos, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, cynical, cheerful population of 3.122 billion Lightmareans are proud of their wide-ranging civil freedoms, and those who aren't tend to be dragged off the streets by men in dark suits and hustled into cars with tinted windows.

The medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Education, with Administration, Healthcare, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tarot. The average income tax rate is 89.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lightmarean economy, worth 548 trillion Arcanas a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 175,560 Arcanas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Wind farms are erected on shuttered oil platforms, third world countries are rich in "I Love Tarot" t-shirts, the mood of raunchy movies is often ruined by the sound of babies crying, and skateparks can be found in every city. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lightmare's national animal is the Happy Squirrel, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Society Of Light.

Lightmare is ranked 7,251st in the world and 191st in the South Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 13,166.07 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,329thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,635thTop
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Most Influential: 1,807thNicest Citizens: 1,817thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,832ndMost Inclusive: 1,953rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,364thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,373rdMost Pacifist: 2,661stMost Cultured: 2,765thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,421stHealthiest Citizens: 3,518thMost Developed: 3,671stLongest Average Lifespans: 3,689thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,565thSmartest Citizens: 4,633rdBest Weather: 4,714thLowest Crime Rates: 4,997thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,285thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,251stLargest Governments: 7,496thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,058thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,225thHighest Average Incomes: 8,299thTop
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Safest: 9,667thMost Efficient Economies: 9,687thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,877thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,489thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,103rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,799thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,038thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,767thNudest: 15,648th
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 53rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 54th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 61st in the regionMost Inclusive: 65th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 66th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 70th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 81st in the regionMost Pacifist: 94th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 99th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 108th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 111th in the regionMost Developed: 111th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 129th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 134th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 137th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 145th in the regionBest Weather: 147th in the regionLargest Governments: 174th in the regionMost Influential: 180th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 191st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 195th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 204th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 204th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 213th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 214th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 239th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 262nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 266th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 319th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 341st in the regionSafest: 342nd in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 349th in the regionNudest: 362nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 431st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 444th in the regionRudest Citizens: 510th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 518th in the regionMost Stationary: 519th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 591st in the region

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Endorsements Received: 116 » Erinor, Pencil Sharpeners 2, The Solar System Scope, Jehenna, Tsunamy, Farengeto, Kringalia, Centristvill, Luddinlande, Aidenfieeld, Darakin, Hanguk-Nippon, Quiescent, Sandaoguo, Tsvetania, Wyatonians, Rebel-topia, The naked people, Antarctic Empires, Lambdaland, Escevola, Linguiniland, Aywhyou, La Ascension, Moreana, Poopisiya, Volaworand, Paranoia, Sedunn, Calistan, Techganet, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Yellunstryer, Concrete Slab, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Rhetiaa, Ridehale, Drugged Monkeys, Saciu, New Briantown, Jaxon, Aguatania, Great Andora, Aumeltopia, Beepee, Silberne Wache, The National Corporation, Barabarom, Towi Lamia, Isokenzar, and 66 others.Anachronolandia, USNE2018, Spearos, Xandev, Myr Nyr, Kandorith, Auphelia, Aurcania, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Qvait, Birdkeeper, Nankyoku Tairiku, Ariankido, Akindom, Federated Kingdoms of Brittania, Stoniamera, Academy of Umbrellas, Wehraboos, Ostanasia, Dasko, Nowa Europa, The Filippinas, Churumduul, New Juan Carlos Land, Staubsaugen, Milvands, Agalaesia, Amerion, Wild Space, Great Africans, Lakalvesoman, Phanama, Bear Connors Paradiso, Negoshi, World United, Rabbitz, Pays de Loire, Srevana, Ave Gloriana, Drystar, Maeiland, Imperial Duck, Ketathinamiri Islands, Higash, Land Without Shrimp, Soviet States of Latin America, Sodor and Mann, Mapico, Marinho Islands, Empa Aserium, Gecetesse, Omiri, Phoenicia Kingdom, The Tecorogan Federation, Benstralis, Romanus Terrae, Samogitija, Astraee, Myur Arditt, Des Nak Neers, Annie60, The Drakan Republic, Qawe, Drutopia Insomnia, The Derpy Democratic Republic Of Herp, and Malonereich.

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