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Most Subsidized Industry: 327th Most Developed: 866th Most Efficient Economies: 919th
The People's Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
The Train Of Progress, A Proletarian Struggle
Premier Louise Mivaer
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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The People's Republic of Lixbarvia is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Premier Louise Mivaer with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, daily referendums, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 4.601 billion Lixbarvians 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, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Baria Centriv. The average income tax rate is 98.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Lixbarvian economy, worth 900 trillion Lixians a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 195,630 Lixians, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Sections of the police receive paramilitary training, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight, the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters, and motorcycle riders are required to wear so much gear they've been nicknamed "Stay Pufts". Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lixbarvia's national animal is the Imperial Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Atheism.

Lixbarvia is ranked 919th in the world and 32nd in Osiris for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 327thMost Developed: 866thMost Efficient Economies: 919thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,161stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,347thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,395thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,501stTop
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Largest Governments: 1,520thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,813thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,853rdSmartest Citizens: 1,933rdLargest Welfare Programs: 1,973rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,980thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,038thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,372ndHealthiest Citizens: 2,445thNicest Citizens: 2,642ndLargest Publishing Industry: 2,645thMost Cultured: 2,713thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,733rdMost Inclusive: 2,846thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,850thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,214thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,329thSafest: 3,681stLowest Crime Rates: 3,774thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,786thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,873rdHighest Average Incomes: 5,000thMost Pacifist: 5,446thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,814thMost Secular: 5,938thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,972ndBest Weather: 6,847thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,408thTop
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Most Politically Free: 10,568thHighest Economic Output: 11,795thMost Income Equality: 14,229th
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Most Subsidized Industry: 10th in the regionMost Developed: 15th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 21st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 32nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 34th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 37th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 43rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 44th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 45th in the regionLargest Governments: 45th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 55th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 56th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 56th in the regionMost Cultured: 65th in the regionNicest Citizens: 65th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 72nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 73rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 74th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 83rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 83rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 83rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 86th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 107th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 118th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 124th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 135th in the regionSafest: 144th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 144th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 149th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 179th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 182nd in the regionMost Secular: 186th in the regionMost Pacifist: 195th in the regionMost Politically Free: 202nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 214th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 254th in the regionMost Income Equality: 374th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lixbarvia, motorcycle riders are required to wear so much gear they've been nicknamed "Stay Pufts".
  • : Lixbarvia was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Lixbarvia, the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters.
  • : Following new legislation in Lixbarvia, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight.
  • : Lixbarvia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Following new legislation in Lixbarvia, sections of the police receive paramilitary training.
  • : Following new legislation in Lixbarvia, there is a dearth of space for new houses.
  • : Following new legislation in Lixbarvia, young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus.
  • : Following new legislation in Lixbarvia, Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused.
  • : Following new legislation in Lixbarvia, saying 'Hi Guys' to a mixed gender group of people at work is a fireable offense.

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