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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 635th Most Secular: 1,385th Most Influential: 1,878th
The People's Commonwealth of
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Workers of the world, unite!
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The People's Commonwealth of Lorthar is a massive, safe nation, ruled by General Secretary Belarrus with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, frequent executions, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 1.223 billion 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 is primarily concerned with Education, with Administration, Industry, and Healthcare 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 84.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lortharian economy, worth 195 trillion talers a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 160,024 talers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

No personal detail is too tiny for the suede-denim census police, songs in 4/4 time are simply too common for the musical cognoscenti, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, and an aboriginal talking stick is used for leaders' debates at election time. Crime is totally unknown. Lorthar's national animal is the jaguar, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Cult of Reason.

Lorthar is ranked 35,968th in the world and 1,907th in The North Pacific for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 4,336.6 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 635thMost Secular: 1,385thTop
Most Influential: 1,878thMost Developed: 3,089thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,100thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,122ndSmartest Citizens: 4,040thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,414thMost Inclusive: 4,756thMost Cultured: 5,114thNicest Citizens: 5,170thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,407thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,457thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,745thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,942ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,154thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,201stLongest Average Lifespans: 6,256thMost Pacifist: 7,329thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,037thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 8,436thLowest Crime Rates: 8,478thLargest Governments: 8,817thHealthiest Citizens: 8,971stMost Politically Free: 9,015thMost Efficient Economies: 9,020thHighest Average Incomes: 9,599thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,676thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,130thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,381stHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,807thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,775thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,198thMost Rebellious Youth: 14,656thSafest: 14,975thNudest: 15,886th
Most Secular: 70th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 120th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 141st in the regionMost Developed: 157th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 185th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 212th in the regionMost Cultured: 226th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 253rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 257th in the regionNicest Citizens: 272nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 284th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 286th in the regionMost Politically Free: 295th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 299th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 303rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 318th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 328th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 356th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 359th in the regionLargest Governments: 362nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 376th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 382nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 388th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 397th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 397th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 405th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 423rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 426th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 458th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 526th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 528th in the regionNudest: 540th in the regionMost Influential: 593rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 599th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 628th in the regionSafest: 726th in the regionRudest Citizens: 891st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lorthar voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Europeia".
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, an aboriginal talking stick is used for leaders' debates at election time.
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, songs in 4/4 time are simply too common for the musical cognoscenti.
  • : Lorthar endorsed The Rogue Nation of Midds Conia.
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, no personal detail is too tiny for the suede-denim census police.
  • : Lorthar was endorsed by The Rogue Nation of Midds Conia.
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, search and rescue forces now accept cheques and all major credit cards.
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, the government funds large training centres to turn jaguars into functioning members of society.
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, students abandon classrooms for online education.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 145 » Notyoutopia, The Democratic Republic of Tomb, Pallaith, Great Bights Mum, Tharissus, Shadowrik, Alice Gardens, Siwale, Reannia, Southern Allican, Kaschovia, 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, Coemgen, Sankami, General COE, Kiberio, Bharathvarsh, HMS Unicorn, Unsophisticate, Friently, Rouene, Hong Kong Empire, Lavanania, Shin-Hachioji, South Grand Mountain, Cleoskye, Kingdom of Space, Wineclaw, Selfgradatude, Diodone, American MapleStory, Anima Proxa, McMasterdonia, Yukti, Marsh Castle, Plembobria, Sheppey, Forunte, Zemnaya Svoboda, Rylam, and 95 others.Zedeya, Prevaland, Hexago, Aenglaland, AdyLand, Pits and Perverts, The Archer Republic, Beowulfe, The Utopian Movement, Kelvaros Prime, Buckerino, Ausmercia, Stareogratia, Ice and Tinian, Transhumanist Anarchical Union, Articune, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, Clintonburge, Yaris, Vogonlandia, Sailence, Cuyan, Seven Hills, The Iron Lions, Montroyale, Cloydicia, The Akhara Islands, AceytlCholine, Aldelaria, ABC, Abunenin, The Lancerian Empire, Lord Ravenclaw, Bayern-Straubing, Al-Shabazz, Ainsworth, Amerian States, Che Sana Und, Aisling, Aerilia, Khorazan, PlanetPunk, Aeroias, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Anarchy Sites, Antmn2, ZimRobwe, Alscotia, Anna Lisa, Aezus, Maestros haven, Zandir Antari, Afriyie, Republic of Dixie, Territorio di Nessuno, Pakistan 001, Tredano, Sanjurika, Xentherida, Coppicia, Slaughterhouse Nine, Antwittlal Mertelitopia, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Lionia, Beodarasc, New Godastrada, Phillywob, Fawkenia, Tel Qual, Corfad, Wodan, Rockym, Thenaca, Arach-Naga Combine, Cisplatinaa, Deropia, Qyrym, Felhaven, ASongOfIceAndFire, Xinchao, Morrn, Armatoska, Aroa, Arrivederci, Victoriaans Nederlands, Aris Republic, Horsley Land, Libotionia, Arquan, The Bastion Isles, Aragael, New-El, and Midds Conia.

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