by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 581st Most Secular: 826th Most Influential: 1,244th
The People's Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
Workers of the world, unite!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excessive

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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 renowned for its frequent executions, complete lack of prisons, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 1.562 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, although Industry, Administration, 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 93.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lortharian economy, worth 278 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 178,121 talers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The people elect the Supreme Court justices directly, the Lortharian Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas, retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites, and General Secretary Belarrus's family members carry literal get-out-of-jail-free cards. 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 10,630th in the world and 565th in The North Pacific for Best Weather, with 192 Meters Of Sunlight.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 581stMost Secular: 826thMost Influential: 1,244thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,175thMost Developed: 2,261stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,836thSmartest Citizens: 2,927thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,304thMost Inclusive: 3,319thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,640thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,683rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,699thNicest Citizens: 3,705thMost Cultured: 3,904thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,090thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,171stMost Beautiful Environments: 4,496thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,580thMost Pacifist: 4,857thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,132ndLargest Governments: 5,348thLowest Crime Rates: 5,520thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,652ndLargest Welfare Programs: 5,655thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,684thMost Politically Free: 5,920thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,082ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,138thHealthiest Citizens: 6,657thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,049thHighest Average Incomes: 7,224thHighest Drug Use: 8,479thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,230thMost Efficient Economies: 9,240thBest Weather: 10,630thSafest: 11,127thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,265thRudest Citizens: 16,505thMost Income Equality: 16,809th
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Most Secular: 48th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 103rd in the regionMost Developed: 110th in the regionMost Politically Free: 121st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 123rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 129th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 132nd in the regionMost Cultured: 163rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 177th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 183rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 183rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 195th in the regionNicest Citizens: 196th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 202nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 203rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 205th in the regionLargest Governments: 207th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 209th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 221st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 222nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 224th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 230th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 232nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 233rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 241st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 261st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 278th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 314th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 322nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 333rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 386th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 387th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 463rd in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 505th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 520th in the regionSafest: 529th in the regionBest Weather: 565th in the regionRudest Citizens: 674th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 763rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 907th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lorthar altered its national flag.
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, General Secretary Belarrus's family members carry literal get-out-of-jail-free cards.
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites.
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, the Lortharian Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas.
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, the people elect the Supreme Court justices directly.
  • : Lorthar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, Lorthar's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region.
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life.
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, chickens roam the streets freely.
  • : Following new legislation in Lorthar, Lortharian tourists are banned from many nations due to their tendency to randomly explode.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 154 » Notyoutopia, 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, Shin-Hachioji, South Grand Mountain, Kingdom of Space, Wineclaw, Selfgradatude, Diodone, Anima Proxa, McMasterdonia, Yukti, Plembobria, Sheppey, Forunte, Zemnaya Svoboda, Rylam, Zedeya, Prevaland, Hexago, Aenglaland, AdyLand, and 104 others.The Archer Republic, The Utopian Movement, Kelvaros Prime, Buckerino, Ausmercia, Stareogratia, Ice and Tinian, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, Yaris, Vogonlandia, Cuyan, Seven Hills, The Iron Lions, Montroyale, Cloydicia, The Akhara Islands, Aldelaria, 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, Antmn2, ZimRobwe, Alscotia, Anna Lisa, Aezus, Maestros haven, Afriyie, Republic of Dixie, Territorio di Nessuno, Pakistan 001, Tredano, Xentherida, Coppicia, Slaughterhouse Nine, Antwittlal Mertelitopia, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Lionia, Beodarasc, Phillywob, Fawkenia, Corfad, Wodan, Thenaca, Arach-Naga Combine, Felhaven, ASongOfIceAndFire, Xinchao, Armatoska, Aroa, Arrivederci, Victoriaans Nederlands, Aris Republic, Horsley Land, Libotionia, Arquan, Aragael, New-El, Midds Conia, Unimaginable Doom, Amerislovakia, Apetopia, Amestris-Britannia, Agrauron, Mzeusia, Asuroka, Gladio II, Malvad, NatsukiLand, ThE eNd oF eE, Milenat, Celebia, Sanjurika, Holy Trinity 2015, Merconitonitopia, Dechire par la Guerre, Gospel Power, Dinoium, Astal Aavors, Saint Marks Island, Canada GR, Techislovakia, Inzland, American MapleStory, SillyString, Avornica, ABC, Lungha, Bridgett, Socialist Cooperative Republics, Islandsria, and Eglise Sainte Eve.

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