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Most Income Equality: 10,861stSafest: 14,592ndMost Pacifist: 17,143rd
The Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
A peaceful place, a peaceful society.
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Lilypad Valley

Population23 million

CurrencyLilypad
Animalunicorn

The Republic of Lilypad Valley is a small, genial nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 23 million Lilypad Bouncers love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 63.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The basket case Lilypad Valleyian economy, worth 345 billion Lilypads a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient black market in Information Technology, Book Publishing, Tourism, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 15,020 Lilypads, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Vaccinations are mandatory, meat-eating is frowned upon, organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region, and kids are arrested at gunpoint for playing with toy rifles. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lilypad Valley's national animal is the unicorn, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Lilypad Valley is ranked 184,361st in the world and 554th in United Kingdom for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 280.53 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most Income Equality: 10,861stTop
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Safest: 14,592ndMost Pacifist: 17,143rd
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Most Income Equality: 14th in the regionTop
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Safest: 68th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lilypad Valley's influence in United Kingdom rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Lilypad Valley's influence in United Kingdom rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Lilypad Valley was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pacifist and Safest.
  • : Following new legislation in Lilypad Valley, kids are arrested at gunpoint for playing with toy rifles.
  • : Lilypad Valley was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Lilypad Valley, organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region.
  • : Following new legislation in Lilypad Valley, meat-eating is frowned upon.
  • : Following new legislation in Lilypad Valley, vaccinations are mandatory.
  • : Lilypad Valley's influence in United Kingdom rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Following new legislation in Lilypad Valley, it is illegal to make racist remarks in public.

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