by Max Barry

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Most Inclusive: 214th Most Compassionate Citizens: 493rd Most Pacifist: 545th
The Democratic Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
United we stand
Arthur McCoy
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Democratic Republic of New Lorien is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Arthur McCoy with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 3.387 billion New Lorienes 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, 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 99.0%.

The frighteningly efficient New Loriene economy, worth 598 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 Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 176,575 Loriens, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked, royalist is the most offensive slur in the New Loriene language, students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak, and the election for Arthur McCoy's office's janitor is heating up. 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 105,350th in the world and 225th in Renegade Islands Alliance for Largest Black Market, with 81.7 billion Standard Monetary Units.

Most Inclusive: 214thMost Compassionate Citizens: 493rdMost Pacifist: 545thNicest Citizens: 559thMost Developed: 576thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 582ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 624thLeast Corrupt Governments: 810thHealthiest Citizens: 861stLargest Publishing Industry: 905thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 906thSafest: 937thLongest Average Lifespans: 988thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,026thMost Cultured: 1,057thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,102ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,141stHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,257thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,345thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,437thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,462ndMost Subsidized Industry: 1,472ndHighest Poor Incomes: 1,577thLargest Governments: 1,628thTop
Smartest Citizens: 1,762ndMost Secular: 1,885thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,969thBest Weather: 2,229thLowest Crime Rates: 2,497thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,366thMost Influential: 3,749thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,469thMost Efficient Economies: 5,992ndHighest Average Incomes: 6,634thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,694thTop
Most Income Equality: 10,851stNudest: 13,910thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,350thMost Stationary: 16,451st
Highest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionBest Weather: 7th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 8th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15th in the regionMost Influential: 15th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 16th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 17th in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 19th in the regionMost Stationary: 23rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 27th in the regionNudest: 36th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in New Lorien, the election for Arthur McCoy's office's janitor is heating up.
  • : Following new legislation in New Lorien, students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak.
  • : New Lorien was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • : New Lorien voted for the World Assembly Resolution "World Assembly Central Library Compact".
  • : Following new legislation in New Lorien, royalist is the most offensive slur in the New Loriene language.
  • : Following new legislation in New Lorien, citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked.
  • : New Lorien was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in New Lorien, the nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees.
  • : New Lorien was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Following new legislation in New Lorien, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread.


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