by Max Barry

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Largest Populations: 682nd Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,289th Most Rebellious Youth: 1,389th
The Paradoxical Winter Paradise of
New York Times Democracy
A giant testing ground for urban planners & developers
Uncle Earl
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Population30.649 billion

CapitalNew Orleans
LeaderUncle Earl

Animalgraceful mercia

The Paradoxical Winter Paradise of Nolaerie is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Uncle Earl with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic population of 30.649 billion Louisianians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Policy, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Orleans. The average income tax rate is 41.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Nolaeriean economy, worth 187 trillion picayunes a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Gambling. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 6,113 picayunes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters, the government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters, Nolaerie's educational system is the envy of many and regarded as a pinnacle of academic achievement, and meat-eating is frowned upon. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Nolaerie's national animal is the graceful mercia, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Bokononism.

Nolaerie is ranked 7,131st in the world and 1st in Calumet for Smartest Citizens, with 98.01 Quips Per Hour.

Largest Populations: 682ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,289thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,389thHighest Crime Rates: 1,573rdTop
Most Politically Free: 3,803rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,790thNicest Citizens: 5,877thSmartest Citizens: 7,131stMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,557thLargest Black Market: 7,583rdTop
Most Pacifist: 9,622ndMost Beautiful Environments: 11,274thHealthiest Citizens: 11,673rdMost Cultured: 14,871st
Most Politically Free: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Nolaerie's influence in Calumet rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Nolaerie's influence in Calumet rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Nolaerie's influence in Calumet rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Nolaerie's influence in Calumet rose from "Zero" to "Page".
  • : Nolaerie relocated from Louisiana to Calumet.
  • : Nolaerie changed its national nation type to "Paradoxical Winter Paradise".
  • : Nolaerie was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Dead and the Top 5% for Most Zombified.
  • : Nolaerie was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombies and the Top 5% for Most Survivors.
  • : Nolaerie's influence in Louisiana fell from "Negotiator" to "Envoy".
  • : Nolaerie's influence in Louisiana rose from "Envoy" to "Negotiator".


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