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Most Inclusive: 253rd Most Compassionate Citizens: 468th Most Pacifist: 501st
The Democratic Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
United we stand
Arthur McCoy
Regional Influence
Handshaker
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Democratic Republic of New Lorien is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Arthur McCoy with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, ban on automobiles, and avant-garde cinema. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 4.144 billion New Lorienes love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Elkin City. The average income tax rate is 99.1%.

The frighteningly efficient New Loriene economy, worth 764 trillion Loriens a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 184,452 Loriens, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Extraordinary tribunals try accused financial criminals, popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs, the nation is currently revamping its entire education system, and scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Lorien's national animal is the Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

New Lorien is ranked 5,696th in the world and 13th in Renegade Islands Alliance for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Most Inclusive: 253rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 468thMost Pacifist: 501stNicest Citizens: 516thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 609thMost Developed: 670thMost Advanced Public Transport: 730thLeast Corrupt Governments: 779thLargest Publishing Industry: 863rdHealthiest Citizens: 867thSafest: 885thMost Cultured: 903rdMost Advanced Public Education: 964thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,006thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,025thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,078thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,165thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,225thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,231stMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,288thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,371stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,424thLargest Governments: 1,478thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 1,602ndSmartest Citizens: 1,649thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,003rdMost Secular: 2,038thLowest Crime Rates: 2,266thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,441stBest Weather: 2,634thMost Influential: 3,299thMost Efficient Economies: 5,696thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,997thHighest Average Incomes: 6,013thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,169thTop
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Most Income Equality: 10,293rdNudest: 13,191stHighest Economic Output: 14,159thMost Stationary: 14,202ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,621st
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionMost Income Equality: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 8th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 14th in the regionMost Influential: 15th in the regionMost Stationary: 18th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in New Lorien, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • : Following new legislation in New Lorien, the nation is currently revamping its entire education system.
  • : Following new legislation in New Lorien, popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs.
  • : New Lorien was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in New Lorien, extraordinary tribunals try accused financial criminals.
  • : Following new legislation in New Lorien, arbitration is mightier than the sword.
  • : New Lorien voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Wrektopia".
  • : Following new legislation in New Lorien, tabloids coo over Arthur McCoy's expected child.
  • : Following new legislation in New Lorien, children are raised bilingual from an early age.
  • : Following new legislation in New Lorien, there has been a rapid increase of noise complaints over the sound of buzzing bees.

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