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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,250th Most Secular: 1,970th Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,855th
The Socialist People's Republic of
New York Times Democracy
Workers of the world, unite!
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

Overview Factbook People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Socialist People's Republic of Lorthar is a huge, genial nation, ruled by President Belarrus with a fair hand, and notable for its soft-spoken computers, state-planned economy, and frequent executions. The compassionate, democratic population of 872 million Lortharians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Industry, Healthcare, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Belum. The average income tax rate is 72.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lortharian economy, worth 126 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 fairly diversified, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 145,428 talers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field, parents live in fear of governmental 'child protection' squads, a well-funded social safety net protects the unfortunate, and military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft. Crime is totally unknown. Lorthar's national animal is the jaguar, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Lorthar is ranked 6,571st in the world and 293rd in The North Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 98.15 Quips Per Hour.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,250thTop
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Most Secular: 1,970thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,855thMost Influential: 3,130thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,879thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,587thMost Developed: 5,404thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,022ndSmartest Citizens: 6,571stMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,892ndMost Cultured: 6,967thMost Inclusive: 7,251stTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 8,564thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,673rdNicest Citizens: 8,728thMost Efficient Economies: 8,812thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,841stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,261stLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,334thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,975thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,354thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,602ndHighest Average Incomes: 12,146thMost Pacifist: 12,194thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,674thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,512thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,622ndLargest Governments: 14,445thHealthiest Citizens: 14,498thMost Politically Free: 14,875thNudest: 15,216thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,234thLowest Crime Rates: 15,265th
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Most Secular: 100th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 127th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 181st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 186th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 264th in the regionMost Developed: 270th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 293rd in the regionMost Cultured: 301st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 323rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 360th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 376th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 409th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 410th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 439th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 451st in the regionNicest Citizens: 466th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 467th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 473rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 482nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 502nd in the regionNudest: 528th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 535th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 546th in the regionLargest Governments: 584th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 585th in the regionMost Politically Free: 603rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 607th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 610th in the regionMost Pacifist: 636th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 665th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 674th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 751st in the regionMost Influential: 764th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft.
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, a well-funded social safety net protects the unfortunate.
  • : Lorthar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Free, Most Rebellious Youth, and Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, parents live in fear of governmental 'child protection' squads.
  • : Lorthar was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : Lorthar endorsed The Loh's Transcendence of Aenglaland.
  • : Lorthar was endorsed by The Loh's Transcendence of Aenglaland.
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field.
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, the government seeks peaceful forum with terrorists.
  • : Lorthar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Inclusive.

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