by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 410thMost Influential: 2,506thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,876th
The Arcturian Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Rights for all, no exceptions
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom
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Population681 million

CapitalLorrana City


The Arcturian Republic of Lorrana is a huge, genial nation, remarkable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, infamous sell-swords, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 681 million Lorranians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lorrana City. The average income tax rate is 78.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Lorrani economy, worth 37.4 trillion nivers 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, highly specialized black market in Book Publishing, Tourism, Uranium Mining, and Basket Weaving. 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 54,930 nivers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crossword puzzles have been co-opted as a symbol of racial discrimination, hospitals have to sell their computers on vBay in order to afford the ransomware decryption payments, the rich and poor vomit into separate bags, and NationStates is now a popular brand of laxatives despite Max Barry's protests. Crime is relatively low. Lorrana's national animal is the parrot, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Lorrana is ranked 161,182nd in the world and 2,746th in The East Pacific for Highest Economic Output, with 37.4 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 410thTop
Most Influential: 2,506thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,876thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,092ndMost Devout: 9,157thTop
Nicest Citizens: 12,950thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,384thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,002ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,068thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,094thMost Inclusive: 16,293rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 16,538thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,670thMost Rebellious Youth: 17,805thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,370thMost Income Equality: 19,411thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,898thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,158thMost Politically Free: 21,926th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 130th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 194th in the regionMost Politically Free: 236th in the regionMost Devout: 259th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 265th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 275th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 384th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 410th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 417th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 430th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 448th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 459th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 511th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 516th in the regionMost Inclusive: 536th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 630th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 679th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 791st in the regionMost Income Equality: 793rd in the region

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