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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,439th Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,692nd Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,857th
The Hidden Paradise of
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Nothing which comes stays. Nothing which goes is lost.
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Population3.666 billion

Leaderthe Chief Lawtalker
Faithsolemn wistfulness and quiet reflection

Currencywell-earned paycheck
AnimalCerulean Anklenipper

The Hidden Paradise of Losthaven is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by the Chief Lawtalker with a fair hand, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, compulsory vegetarianism, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 3.666 billion Losthavenites hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Justinia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 86.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Losthavenite economy, worth 555 trillion well-earned paychecks a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 151,425 well-earned paychecks, with the richest citizens earning 5.6 times as much as the poorest.

Posters on 'Losthavenite Values' advise against being proud of Losthaven, orphans would rather live their life of luxury than be adopted by prospective parents, corporate lobbying has been outlawed, and confessions don't count if suffixed with "izzle". Crime is totally unknown. Losthaven's national animal is the Cerulean Anklenipper, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is solemn wistfulness and quiet reflection.

Losthaven is ranked 61,899th in the world and 2,045th in Balder for Highest Drug Use, scoring 73 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Least Corrupt Governments: 1,439thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,692ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,857thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,020thNicest Citizens: 2,507thMost Pacifist: 2,803rdBest Weather: 2,824thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,014thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,271stSafest: 3,416thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,593rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,812thMost Developed: 3,894thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,896thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,028thSmartest Citizens: 5,161stMost Rebellious Youth: 5,206thHealthiest Citizens: 5,984thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,033rdTop
Most Inclusive: 8,132ndMost Cultured: 8,665thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,681stLargest Governments: 8,686thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,160thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,431stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,834thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,699thHighest Average Incomes: 12,109thMost Efficient Economies: 13,519thMost Politically Free: 13,655thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,770thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,903rd
Least Corrupt Governments: 51st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 60th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 76th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 83rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 92nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 96th in the regionBest Weather: 106th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 118th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 122nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 127th in the regionMost Pacifist: 130th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 147th in the regionMost Developed: 153rd in the regionSafest: 178th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 196th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 233rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 252nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 268th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 301st in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 307th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 367th in the regionMost Inclusive: 408th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 425th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 431st in the regionMost Cultured: 448th in the regionLargest Governments: 455th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 505th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 569th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 601st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Losthaven voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn North East Somerset".
  • : Losthaven was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Losthaven, confessions don't count if suffixed with "izzle".
  • : Following new legislation in Losthaven, corporate lobbying has been outlawed.
  • : Following new legislation in Losthaven, orphans would rather live their life of luxury than be adopted by prospective parents.
  • : Following new legislation in Losthaven, posters on 'Losthavenite Values' advise against being proud of Losthaven.
  • : Losthaven's influence in Balder rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Losthaven was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Losthaven, all the playground's a stage for Losthavenite schoolchildren.
  • : Following new legislation in Losthaven, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain.


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Endorsements Received: 3 » Onder Kelkia, Fooooooooo, and Alvalero.

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