by Max Barry

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The People's Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Peace, independence, democracy, unity and prosperity
Influence
Unproven
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
Few

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Xat Lao

Population78 million

CurrencyLao kip
AnimalIndian elephant

The People's Republic of Xat Lao is a large, safe nation, notable for its compulsory military service, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 78 million Lao people are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Welfare, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 44.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Lao economy, worth 2.32 trillion Lao kips 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 Cheese Exports industry, with major contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 29,756 Lao kips, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Military spending is on the increase. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Xat Lao's national animal is the Indian elephant.

Xat Lao is ranked 132,192nd in the world and 4,060th in the South Pacific for Highest Economic Output, with 2.32 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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