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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,207thSafest: 6,857thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,417th
The Free Land of
Left-wing Utopia
Do to others what you wish them to do to you
Influence
Newcomer
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Lindisfarne

Population16.354 billion

CapitalNittiesborg

CurrencySol
AnimalSnow Owl

The Free Land of Lindisfarne is a gargantuan, cultured nation, notable for its smutty television, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 16.354 billion Lindisfarneans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded government is primarily concerned with Education, with Healthcare, Environment, and Public Transport also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nittiesborg. The average income tax rate is 76.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Lindisfarnean economy, worth 758 trillion Sols a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Basket Weaving, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 46,365 Sols, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Science centers and state of the art laboratories are ubiquitous, the government mails weekly updates on the new anti-junk mail laws to every citizen, police struggle to solve crimes due to the lack of fingerprint records, and a suspicious number of John Smiths are known to donate to Lindisfarnean politicians. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lindisfarne's national animal is the Snow Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Lindisfarne is ranked 39,502nd in the world and 16th in Taijitu for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 147.16 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,207thTop
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Safest: 6,857thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,417thMost Pacifist: 10,825thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,254thHealthiest Citizens: 12,310thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,339thTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 14,637thSmartest Citizens: 14,660thMost Cultured: 14,676thNicest Citizens: 16,771stLargest Populations: 17,440thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,209thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,389thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,211thHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,619thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,063rdLongest Average Lifespans: 21,084thMost Secular: 21,180thBest Weather: 22,158thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23,325thHighest Food Quality: 23,366thLowest Crime Rates: 24,593rd
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Least Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lindisfarne's influence in Taijitu rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Lindisfarne's influence in Taijitu rose from "Zero" to "Hatchling".
  • : Following new legislation in Lindisfarne, a suspicious number of John Smiths are known to donate to Lindisfarnean politicians.
  • : Lindisfarne relocated from Osiris to Taijitu.
  • : Lindisfarne altered its national flag.
  • : Lindisfarne was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Lindisfarne ceased to exist in Taijitu.
  • : Lindisfarne was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Following new legislation in Lindisfarne, police struggle to solve crimes due to the lack of fingerprint records.
  • : Lindisfarne was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.

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