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Most Secular: 528th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 559th Most Influential: 838th
The Socialist Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Workers of the world, unite!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Lorthar

Population2.507 billion

CapitalBelum
LeaderFirst Secretary Tomsky
FaithThe Cult of Reason

Currencytaler
Animalbear

The Socialist Republic of Lorthar is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by First Secretary Tomsky with a fair hand, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 2.507 billion Lortharians 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 large, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Administration, Environment, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Belum. The average income tax rate is 97.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Lortharian economy, worth 520 trillion talers 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 Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an amazing 207,770 talers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens are remarkably well involved in the political process, grumbling early morning commuters bemoan having to travel to work in the dark, Lorthar has been recently classified as an international menace after 'liberating' several nearby territories, and government officials frown on anything more technologically advanced than an abacus. Crime is totally unknown. Lorthar's national animal is the bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Cult of Reason.

Lorthar is ranked 3,972nd in the world and 185th in The North Pacific for Safest, scoring 131.65 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Most Secular: 528thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 559thMost Influential: 838thMost Developed: 1,231stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,394thMost Inclusive: 1,493rdNicest Citizens: 1,700thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,704thSmartest Citizens: 1,723rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,802ndTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,883rdMost Pacifist: 1,929thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,004thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,188thMost Cultured: 2,224thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,385thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,411thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,492ndLargest Publishing Industry: 2,686thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,736thLargest Governments: 2,791stHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,853rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,047thLowest Crime Rates: 3,080thHealthiest Citizens: 3,965thSafest: 3,972ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,111thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,163rdMost Politically Free: 4,403rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,616thHighest Average Incomes: 4,763rdLargest Welfare Programs: 4,980thBest Weather: 5,911thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,977thHighest Drug Use: 6,223rdMost Efficient Economies: 9,160thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 14,054thNudest: 14,090thRudest Citizens: 15,312thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,552ndMost Income Equality: 18,298th
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Most Secular: 26th in the regionMost Developed: 61st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 68th in the regionMost Politically Free: 77th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 81st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 81st in the regionMost Inclusive: 89th in the regionNicest Citizens: 92nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 94th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 94th in the regionMost Cultured: 97th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 100th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 105th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 109th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 110th in the regionLargest Governments: 110th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 111th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 112th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 121st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 122nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 130th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 134th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 154th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 161st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 161st in the regionSafest: 185th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 186th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 204th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 206th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 212th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 225th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 272nd in the regionBest Weather: 317th in the regionMost Influential: 339th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 374th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 410th in the regionNudest: 484th in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 563rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 654th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 663rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 696th in the regionMost Stationary: 847th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, government officials frown on anything more technologically advanced than an abacus.
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, Lorthar has been recently classified as an international menace after 'liberating' several nearby territories.
  • : Lorthar changed its national animal to "bear".
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, grumbling early morning commuters bemoan having to travel to work in the dark.
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, citizens are remarkably well involved in the political process.
  • : Lorthar voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The Communist Bloc".
  • : Lorthar endorsed The People-State of Kulgatha.
  • : Lorthar endorsed The Enlightened State of Sundred.
  • : Lorthar was endorsed by The People-State of Kulgatha.
  • : Lorthar was endorsed by The Enlightened State of Sundred.

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World Assembly

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