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Least Corrupt Governments: 743rd Most Compassionate Citizens: 812th Largest Welfare Programs: 814th
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Lux Lumin

Population2.428 billion

CapitalIgnis Incendium
LeaderLucille Lumin


The Kingdom of Lux Lumin is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Lucille Lumin with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, soft-spoken computers, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 2.428 billion Lux Luminians 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 enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ignis Incendium. The average income tax rate is 96.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Lux Luminian economy, worth 320 trillion pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 132,177 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The phrase 'spreading like wildfire' is no longer in the public lexicon, nuclear physics is the most popular course at university, birth rates have hit an all-time low, and Lux Luminians have recently stopped mysteriously setting off metal detectors. Crime is totally unknown. Lux Lumin's national animal is the wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheism.

Lux Lumin is ranked 180,373rd in the world and 275th in Spiritus for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -27.53 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Least Corrupt Governments: 743rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 812thLargest Welfare Programs: 814thNicest Citizens: 845thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 997thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,034thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,090thMost Pacifist: 1,221stSafest: 1,495thMost Inclusive: 1,577thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,611thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,760thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,800thTop
Most Developed: 1,921stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,955thBest Weather: 1,989thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,221stMost Cultured: 3,386thSmartest Citizens: 3,494thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,524thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,881stHealthiest Citizens: 4,174thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,457thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,064thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,233rdLargest Governments: 5,324thLowest Crime Rates: 5,760thMost Influential: 5,930thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,080thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,120thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,151stMost Rebellious Youth: 6,277thMost Income Equality: 6,517thMost Efficient Economies: 8,762ndTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 9,962ndMost Secular: 10,319thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 13,255thNudest: 15,824thHighest Average Incomes: 16,983rd
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionSafest: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 8th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 10th in the regionMost Pacifist: 10th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionMost Income Equality: 13th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 13th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Developed: 14th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 18th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 19th in the regionMost Cultured: 19th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 19th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 19th in the regionLargest Governments: 20th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 22nd in the regionMost Secular: 24th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 26th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 27th in the regionMost Influential: 27th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 27th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lux Lumin was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Following new legislation in Lux Lumin, Lux Luminians have recently stopped mysteriously setting off metal detectors.
  • : Following new legislation in Lux Lumin, birth rates have hit an all-time low.
  • : Following new legislation in Lux Lumin, nuclear physics is the most popular course at university.
  • : Following new legislation in Lux Lumin, the phrase 'spreading like wildfire' is no longer in the public lexicon.
  • : Lux Lumin was endorsed by The United Federation of Subhurbia.
  • : Lux Lumin was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Following new legislation in Lux Lumin, employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams.
  • : Following new legislation in Lux Lumin, much of Lux Lumin's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence.
  • : Following new legislation in Lux Lumin, the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence.


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