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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 729th Most Influential: 1,081st Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,548th
The Great Utopia of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Money = Power = Success
The Emperor
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
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The Great Utopia of The LOL Nation is a massive, genial nation, ruled by The Emperor with a fair hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, smutty television, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.503 billion LOLias 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 large, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Education, with Industry, Administration, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of LOL City. The average income tax rate is 86.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient LOL Nationian economy, worth 230 trillion kronor a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 153,130 kronor, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Unpopular cops are fired at a moment's notice by the citizens they police, sullen teenagers in bright orange 'community payback' onesies can be seen picking litter at the roadside, children dream of becoming physicians and physicists, and advertisements for jobs in the sciences run in fashion magazines. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The LOL Nation's national animal is the sheep, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The LOL Nation is ranked 101,947th in the world and 5,084th in The North Pacific for Most Conservative, scoring 46.38 on the Bush-Santorum Dawning Terror Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 729thMost Influential: 1,081stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,548thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,337thSafest: 2,532ndMost Developed: 2,985thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,048thMost Pacifist: 3,719thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,007thSmartest Citizens: 4,202ndHighest Poor Incomes: 4,441stMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,454thHealthiest Citizens: 4,548thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,091stMost Inclusive: 5,474thNicest Citizens: 5,505thLowest Crime Rates: 6,583rdLongest Average Lifespans: 7,050thMost Secular: 7,563rdLargest Publishing Industry: 8,188thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,625thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,010thTop
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Largest Governments: 9,053rdMost Efficient Economies: 9,328thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,824thMost Politically Free: 9,888thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,980thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,035thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,340thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,390thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,088thHighest Average Incomes: 11,137thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,903rdBest Weather: 17,925th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 55th in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 109th in the regionSafest: 114th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 141st in the regionMost Developed: 147th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 165th in the regionMost Pacifist: 182nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 182nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 200th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 212th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 216th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 275th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 282nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 284th in the regionNicest Citizens: 293rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 320th in the regionMost Politically Free: 337th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 349th in the regionLargest Governments: 361st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 372nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 384th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 385th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 390th in the regionMost Secular: 392nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 393rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 438th in the regionMost Influential: 451st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 455th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 459th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 503rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 558th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 582nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 878th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 943rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The LOL Nation was endorsed by The Bauble Breaking Memelords of Alsatian Island.
  • : The LOL Nation was endorsed by The Confederacy of Socialist Cooperative Republics.
  • : Following new legislation in The LOL Nation, advertisements for jobs in the sciences run in fashion magazines.
  • : Following new legislation in The LOL Nation, children dream of becoming physicians and physicists.
  • : Following new legislation in The LOL Nation, sullen teenagers in bright orange 'community payback' onesies can be seen picking litter at the roadside.
  • : Following new legislation in The LOL Nation, unpopular cops are fired at a moment's notice by the citizens they police.
  • : Following new legislation in The LOL Nation, elections are won by the candidate who makes the best 'yo mama' jokes.
  • : Following new legislation in The LOL Nation, the nation leads The North Pacific in per capita stalking.
  • : Following new legislation in The LOL Nation, students cut up leftover kronor during Arts and Crafts.
  • : Following new legislation in The LOL Nation, the government seeks peaceful forum with terrorists.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 139 » SchoolHouse Rock, Idealistically Kool, Dreylus, Great Bights Mum, Siwale, Yeraennus, Notyoutopia, Pallaith, Xentherida, Yaorozu, Omicron Persei V111, Tokaryk, Vazali, Sunto, Helido, Kelvaros Prime, Kaschovia, Rouene, Holy Oranz, Elevation, Sil Dorsett, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, HMS Unicorn, Puczovska, Potatolandium, Malta Comino Gozo, Tharissus, Alice Gardens, Shadowrik, Frances Francis the First of France, Kwaj, Enosville, General COE, Bharathvarsh, Friently, SORT, HoNg KoNg EmPiRe, South Grand Mountain, Shin-Hachioji, Wineclaw, Kingdom of Space, Kujira, Ostrinios, Diodone, Aldion, Coemgen, American MapleStory, Selfgradatude, Anima Proxa, Forunte, and 89 others.McMasterdonia, Yukti, WE Empire, Plembobria, Zemnaya Svoboda, Sheppey, Aenglaland, AdyLand, Misthas, Lupus Imperium, Prevaland, The Utopian Movement, Sankami, Yaris, Buckerino, Ausmercia, Reannia, Stareogratia, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, Vogonlandia, Seven Hills, The Iron Lions, Corfad, The Akhara Islands, Cloydicia, Bayern-Straubing, Lord Ravenclaw, Che Sana Und, Montroyale, Blurds, Aerilia, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, United States of Panthalassa, Amerian States, Coppicia, The Lancerian Empire, PlanetPunk, Maestros haven, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Tredano, Pakistan 001, Territorio di Nessuno, Lionia, Phillywob, Cuyan, Asuroka, Slaughterhouse Nine, Wodan, The Free Californian People, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Thenaca, Ainsworth, Beodarasc, Republic of Dixie, Pria Xennes, Felhaven, Victoriaans Nederlands, Libotionia, New-El, Zanderslovya, Midds Conia, Unimaginable Doom, Pasargad, Apetopia, Spiritual Lyrical Individual Miracles, Englachev, Agrauron, Mzeusia, Gladio II, Celebia, Mercy Land, NatsukiLand, Othena, Sanjurika, Malvad, Ozstan, Gospel Power, Merconitonitopia, Dechire par la Guerre, Astal Aavors, Techislovakia, Uruguayan, Lungha, Avornica, Bridgett, Eglise Sainte Eve, Socialist Cooperative Republics, and Alsatian Island.

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