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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 28thLeast Corrupt Governments: 49thMost Inclusive: 101st
The Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
Accepting all new immigrants!
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New Lakemba

Population19.958 billion

CapitalNew Canberra
LeaderThe Committee

CurrencyNew Lakembian Standard Kebab
AnimalAnimal Kingdom

The Commonwealth of New Lakemba is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by The Committee with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, free-roaming dinosaurs, and unlimited-speed roads. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 19.958 billion New Lakembans 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, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Canberra. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient New Lakemban economy, worth a remarkable 6,855 trillion New Lakembian Standard Kebabs a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 343,477 New Lakembian Standard Kebabs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Grinding bureaucracy has the international wheels of justice turning slowly, viewers get headaches from trying to read the screen full of small print warnings that precede most TV shows, fake designer clothes are shredded and burnt while many in the world don't have a shirt on their back, and selling your granddad's clothes requires an incredible amount of paperwork. Crime is totally unknown. New Lakemba's national animal is the Animal Kingdom, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

New Lakemba is ranked 389th in the world and 14th in The North Pacific for Nicest Citizens, with 163.35 average smiles per day.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 28thLeast Corrupt Governments: 49thMost Inclusive: 101stSafest: 115thHighest Food Quality: 141stMost Beautiful Environments: 151stMost Developed: 165thHealthiest Citizens: 173rdLongest Average Lifespans: 183rdSmartest Citizens: 205thBest Weather: 206thMost Compassionate Citizens: 229thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 232ndMost Secular: 241stMost Advanced Public Transport: 247thLargest Information Technology Sector: 247thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 252ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 295thMost Advanced Public Education: 328thHighest Average Tax Rates: 340thLargest Governments: 355thMost Influential: 362ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 363rdNicest Citizens: 389thMost Pacifist: 415thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 468thMost Cultured: 516thLowest Crime Rates: 531stMost Valuable International Artwork: 582ndLargest Welfare Programs: 603rdHighest Poor Incomes: 828thMost Rebellious Youth: 942ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,888thHighest Economic Output: 1,915thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,663rdTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,918thMost Efficient Economies: 6,662ndTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 14,956thLargest Populations: 17,065thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,595thMost Income Equality: 25,075thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 26,565th
Least Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 6th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 10th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13th in the regionNicest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 14th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 14th in the regionMost Developed: 14th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 15th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 15th in the regionMost Secular: 16th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 16th in the regionMost Pacifist: 17th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18th in the regionLargest Governments: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 19th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20th in the regionMost Cultured: 20th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20th in the regionBest Weather: 21st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 21st in the regionMost Influential: 25th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 28th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 29th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 30th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 60th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 63rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 77th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 104th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 118th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 251st in the regionLargest Populations: 289th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 327th in the regionMost Politically Free: 443rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 461st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : New Lakemba was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Mariadne.
  • : New Lakemba voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Bogus Not True Fake Town".
  • : New Lakemba voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Preventing Marine Wildlife Collisions".
  • : New Lakemba was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Estroski.
  • : New Lakemba was endorsed by The Community of Jameson Williams.
  • : New Lakemba voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Writinglegend".
  • : Following new legislation in New Lakemba, selling your granddad's clothes requires an incredible amount of paperwork.
  • : Following new legislation in New Lakemba, fake designer clothes are shredded and burnt while many in the world don't have a shirt on their back.
  • : Following new legislation in New Lakemba, viewers get headaches from trying to read the screen full of small print warnings that precede most TV shows.
  • : Following new legislation in New Lakemba, grinding bureaucracy has the international wheels of justice turning slowly.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 485 » Ethnon, Malta Comino Gozo, Kandorith, Dicko, The Zheng Dynasty, Dacian Freelands, Misdainana, The Jerichowan Country, Perikuresu, Darkanistan, Vexilia, Intion North, TamilPesum, Bagojo, Xagill, Alsion, Eraver, Transitional Global Authority, Varisland, AGoodPlace, Eggplant Island, Filibustra, Azzarel, Crilland, Aurasreich, Walter Jackson, Wilkshire, Coutdown, The Redwood Isles, Laurendon, Lemonbiscuits, New Xyroxes, The Rhein States, Felpolandia, Singamadri, Pannonika, Andstions, Corfad, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Amdupe, Nationeer, Rainengrad, Kwaj, Radicaster, Pallaith, Greater Portugaliza, Karazan, Tenana, Neopie, Inspiratus, and 435 others.Technocratic-european Countries, Kitzgos, Regallio, Great Bights Mum, Arucaria, Old Emporia, Bankowiata, Oannia, Frokolia, Yukti, Nevala, Pyos Ter, Nouvel Empire, The Austro Germanic Union, Hai Han, Shibutani, Scres Gidgerland, Dreadton, Wolffoxia, U S Eh, North Jus Intius, Chukstik Illahi, The Windmilluminati, Siwale, Srpski Novo Zelandjani, Very Pog, Free State Of Wrangler Island, Koda-Land, Kamohoalii, Jinwoy, Argylia, Unsophisticate, Necromonia, PlanetMercury, Confederacy of North America, The Bikini Bottom Republic, Viridiann, Hentaigraado, Andanavia, Phoronu, Laxoimia, Frontia, Gendirt, Aeurithianar, Dem Republic of Romania, Khoik, Tamarvand, The Union of Galaxies, Atrito, Rinadia, Vesuva, Salish-Cascadia, Soviet Terran, Pradovnia, AmManies, KAP03land, Elomania, The Sinclarian Provinces, Etanur, Crystal Creation, Former English Colony, David Davidson, Kranostav, Sri Temasekia, Russila, Esperonia, The Unicrons, Aguaria Major, Segesta, The Devskian Revolutionary Republic, Fratanica, Eurochina, Wineclaw, Spartoi, Frances Francis the First of France, Laforeia, Southern Moosetopia, Westerhold, Unshleepd, Loutsland, Nistriabar, Mk Steele, Harjad, Omicron Persei V111, South Baba, Cinnibar, Simone Republic, Panama Coalition, Itanland, PotatoFarmers, Solviet Orion, United States of Medford, Vlenkenov, Merconitonitopia, Horrorlandian State, Batatoland Empire, Everything Decided at Random, The Confederate States of America, Mesvice, VictorH, Votak Matim, The Valasia, Federation of Vanguard, Con Tevor, Risenfall, DOLYKA, Blyskalia, Staurlanidgerumiegisordia, The Iron Lions, Elephant Bill Land, GamesCell, Iespao, LandOfTheKingsPeople, Prydania, Ventakia, Achernar Prime, Solmetria, A Salmon Named Harold, Pinky Queen, Mystiquelle, Gragadoia, Abomn, Gorundu, Holy autism empire, Paladani, North Bratislava, The Soviet States of Europe, Holy Marcus Empire, Zerentopia, Territorio di Nessuno, Maott, Elliniki Dhmokratia, Brackerca, Love Shack, Photan, Adziolandia, Neo Cheese Empire, Snipland, The Teddy, New Renardia, Snowsland, East Wali, Furballland, Republic of the Soulless Hord, Advancia-Sizzletown, Saugeen Shores, Catalis, Kazorton, Troll Punishers, New Fredoenia, South Parter, Jurador, Dagdria, Asfaristan, Opis, Rionion, Ayuzhhhhh, Azodia, Loptous, Unimaginable Doom, Shinenshima, Prismaria, Yokciq Empire, Northern-Kempia, United Coalition Alliance, Hindustan Sangh, Thought Obliteration, Orjald, Compowomie, VarnamlN, Valondra, Rex Republic, Velon, The Secret Society of Zimbabwae2, New Atlantico, Alire, Frieszia, TheLandOfFunFunFun, New-Ferytland, Marlducro, Chipoli, Tehmistan, Omnistria, Ishtimbine, Empy, Valentine Z, Roman Empire August, Buluma, Dakota Territories, Workers Republic of Prestes Order, Individualist Catopia, Petronellania, Coth Pladyia, Bedsonya, Mortionia, Alogiada, Bodhisva, Coders, Ovekisu, Great Ignesia, Neutral Federation of the Mountains, Notyoutopia, Republiqueducroissant, Libaga, Castle In Confidence, TyGerria, AJTON, Inclement Space, Qep, Tugupaw, Valiacorkit, CyberEgypt, Yellops, Racoda, Grith Neria, Jenha, Izern, Bardopia, Abskosmos, Selfgradatude, Leone Frankia, Aerilia, Zandos, Eurocom, New Bismuthium, Hyphen, Jasmine Dragon, Armonker, Ham Federation, Zelenaya Dolina, Sapien-Zustand, Illusia and Neverendia, Ardok, Ereena, Verderiesdre, Arostica, Sil Dorsett, McMasterdonia, Ziprotscria, Kainin, Eludmonden, Fragrancia, Germanic Cat, Arjuna, Texaska, United Kahndaq, The Resoland, Auvangad Eng, New Cordyceps, Altivia, Barxa, Aoncarpa, The New Oceanic States, Vancricia, Eralan, Ubeland, Yaorozu, Suvarnavarta, Northern Tatria, Balto, Orogonia, Flegetonte, Down Scoblic, North Arkana, The Republic of Sloviskia, Q w e r t y, Litez, Attempted Socialism, Cadonio, Teriol, The Tony Paporordia, The Scarborough Administration, Western Vapia, Democatic Donkeys, Salzcovia, Oceanica Empire, Allied Stumbler, Yarabaha, Love And Hatred, Sellaeta, Soltid, Delitai, Miletic, Gs Land, Imperio de Castilho, Rezonovia, Kosova, Periklia, Aneth, Kabarovsk, Airelle, Tsuen Kwai Tsing, The Silver Vale, Amizadonia, Casscata, La Baja California, Clocriestes, Northern Zorbrasnka, Etherion Circadia, Small Venezia, Caiov, Coreesa, Tigatestan, CzechoSaxony, Krykalin, Gridlands WA puppet state, Justosia, The Strawhat pirates, Republic Phoenix, Azmenistanian, Jomamah, Luconovos, Tanbearia, Tokenzia, Sabaleta, Arcriea, Wenderson Severo, Assault Rifle, Dryf Nation, Sycruliovin, Tennessee Empire, New Clavidor, ReichsBrazil, Anampintopia, Nechavia, Tringapore, Texopolian TRADE ROUTE, Wellate, Negarden, Leidmark, The Best Empire, Machalas, North Batica, Minilands, Choi Hanji, Gildenshtuck, Bloxian States, The Union of The People of Britannia, Democratic Republic of Magley, Davidianian, Kobalera, Lucedeia, Eylstadt Izetta, Zyropia, Burback, Michigander, Maxiverse, New Nanyang, United States of Rhodes, New NVegas, DIMAnism, Nordwald, PwRepublic, Tellaveria, Ignas, West Anters, McDonaldsland, Fardel, United States of Americanas, United Bosniaks, Kenonite, Tragesch Firwat, AnnaK, Neriorki, Hinomia, Aerika, The Confederation of Earth, Stal Valley, Krropezka, Kahlua, Carolias, Avaliona, Tropical Coast, Queen Ravenna Fontainon, Hikki, Arlavan, A Puppet Collector, Aweentitante, Changjo, Belsdin, Royaume des loups, Ritake, Juba, Sechiole, Turtlandia, Triregna, Lugarvatn, 1 000 000 000, Vendonesam, Northumberlandia, Tiodann, Akand Jang Braihir, Bialkowiet, Auoraxia, Plembobria, Jackolonia, Ecorania, Noparo, The United Republic of Mar, Riskstan, United free lands, San Alve, Avaroth Land, United Republic of Birkaal, Denedrad, Bovaternanti, Russian Brotherhood, Singaporen Empire, Gionatia, Neo Imperial America, Freehold Aether, Joevala, Zobb Qawwi, The Elderglade Enclave, Chalices, Ompaloosia, The Highland Union, Novi Libertas, New Medo, Unloseable, Ghearmont, Kurphentalia, North Nerkland, Desaluca, Wafornes, Wurbullict, Nupia, Zecit, Comfed, Xanditer, Salterra, Aurorastral, Jameson Williams, Estroski, and Mariadne.