by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 529th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 574th Most Influential: 885th
The Red Lucky Socialist Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Workers of the world, unite!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.119 billion

LeaderSt Patrick
FaithThe Cult of Reason

Currencygold bar

The Red Lucky Socialist Republic of Lorthar is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by St Patrick with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, frequent executions, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 2.119 billion Lortharians 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 large, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Industry, and Environment are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Belum. The average income tax rate is 96.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Lortharian economy, worth 423 trillion gold bars 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 impressive 199,877 gold bars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation has an international reputation for compassion, aspiring authors begrudgingly help proofread issue submissions (Lorthar has found 2 easter eggs), many friends and relatives of St Patrick have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations, and spoiler warnings are now given out before political speeches. Crime is totally unknown. Lorthar's national animal is the leprechaun, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Cult of Reason.

Lorthar is ranked 3,043rd in the world and 133rd in The North Pacific for Most Cultured, scoring 187 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Most Secular: 529thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 574thMost Influential: 885thMost Developed: 1,331stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,605thTop
Most Inclusive: 1,884thSmartest Citizens: 1,995thNicest Citizens: 2,039thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,057thMost Pacifist: 2,070thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,104thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,331stLongest Average Lifespans: 2,459thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,690thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,757thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,892ndMost Beautiful Environments: 3,012thMost Cultured: 3,043rdLargest Publishing Industry: 3,082ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,374thLargest Governments: 3,394thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,414thLowest Crime Rates: 3,549thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,240thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,318thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,340thHealthiest Citizens: 4,655thSafest: 4,803rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,864thHighest Average Incomes: 5,189thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,410thMost Politically Free: 5,474thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,726thBest Weather: 7,016thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 9,168thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,418thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,730th
Most Secular: 23rd in the regionMost Developed: 62nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 80th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 93rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 94th in the regionMost Pacifist: 97th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 106th in the regionNicest Citizens: 109th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 114th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 117th in the regionMost Inclusive: 117th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 122nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 125th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 126th in the regionMost Politically Free: 129th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 129th in the regionLargest Governments: 130th in the regionMost Cultured: 133rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 139th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 142nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 147th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 148th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 172nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 175th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 200th in the regionSafest: 220th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 221st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 227th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 236th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 239th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 280th in the regionMost Influential: 366th in the regionBest Weather: 376th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 386th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 412th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 526th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 668th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 773rd in the regionNudest: 811th in the regionMost Stationary: 940th in the regionRudest Citizens: 972nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lorthar was endorsed by The Holy Empire of Snoodum.
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, spoiler warnings are now given out before political speeches.
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, many friends and relatives of St Patrick have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations.
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, aspiring authors begrudgingly help proofread issue submissions (Lorthar has found 2 easter eggs).
  • : Lorthar endorsed The Republic of Lower Nubia.
  • : Lorthar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Lorthar was endorsed by The Republic of Lower Nubia.
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, the nation has an international reputation for compassion.
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, relations with Dàguó have warmed from frosty to chilly.
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, the new coalition government has 99 problems and can't agree on how to fix one.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 158 » Notyoutopia, Pallaith, Great Bights Mum, Tharissus, Shadowrik, Alice Gardens, Siwale, Southern Allican, Sunto, Holy Oranz, Yaorozu, Omicron Persei V111, Sil Dorsett, Frances Francis the First of France, The Utopian Initiative, Malta Comino Gozo, Kwaj, Mercy Land, Enosville, Sankami, General COE, Kiberio, Bharathvarsh, HMS Unicorn, Unsophisticate, Friently, Rouene, Shin-Hachioji, South Grand Mountain, Kingdom of Space, Wineclaw, Selfgradatude, Diodone, Anima Proxa, McMasterdonia, Yukti, Sheppey, Forunte, Rylam, Zedeya, Prevaland, Hexago, AdyLand, Kelvaros Prime, Buckerino, Ice and Tinian, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, Yaris, Seven Hills, The Iron Lions, and 108 others.Montroyale, Cloydicia, The Akhara Islands, Abunenin, The Lancerian Empire, Lord Ravenclaw, Bayern-Straubing, Ainsworth, Amerian States, Che Sana Und, Aisling, Aerilia, Khorazan, PlanetPunk, Aeroias, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, ZimRobwe, Alscotia, Anna Lisa, Aezus, Afriyie, Republic of Dixie, Territorio di Nessuno, Pakistan 001, Tredano, Xentherida, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Lionia, Beodarasc, Phillywob, Corfad, Wodan, Thenaca, Arach-Naga Combine, Xinchao, Armatoska, Aroa, Arrivederci, Victoriaans Nederlands, Arquan, Midds Conia, Unimaginable Doom, Amerislovakia, Apetopia, Amestris-Britannia, Agrauron, Mzeusia, Gladio II, Malvad, NatsukiLand, ThE eNd oF eE, Celebia, Holy Trinity 2015, Merconitonitopia, Astal Aavors, Canada GR, American MapleStory, SillyString, Avornica, ABC, Lungha, Islandsria, Eglise Sainte Eve, Illusia and Neverendia, Alsatian Island, Legique, The Mazur Empire, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, Ozstan, Pop Prorp, Puczovska, Xagill, Ktyria, Morlanka, Atain, Mirandako Herri Errepublika, LaKronia, Vexilia, Pandessiand, Panama Coalition, Nueava Libertalia, Albacria, Ka Ching, Wesley Republic, Freienland, Zyvetskistaahn, Crazy Kongo, Mordant99, Benolia, Q w e r t y, TerranulliuZ, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Old Republic of Greece, Lemurian continent, The Kyziban Islands, Novare Res, Sallanas, The Oceanic Lands, Shibutani, Underground Techno, Guslantis, New Seaview Cove, Halcyon Nova, Californian Redwood, Lower Nubia, and Snoodum.

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