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Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,626th Nicest Citizens: 2,980th Least Corrupt Governments: 3,017th
The Queendom of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Freedom is the foundation
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Laikantar

Population1.174 billion

CapitalLyssana
LeaderAlyah Kaoru Mahana De Isha

CurrencyGraal
Animalpanther

The Queendom of Laikantar is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Alyah Kaoru Mahana De Isha with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, daily referendums, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.174 billion Laikantarians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lyssana. The average income tax rate is 84.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Laikantarian economy, worth 132 trillion Graals a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 112,630 Graals, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Inter-species marriages are ignored by the government, the only thing slower than the economy is the exchange where it's managed, polygraphs are relegated to the dungeon exhibit in castle museums, and the government seeks peaceful forum with terrorists. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Laikantar's national animal is the panther, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Laikantar is ranked 13,110th in the world and 332nd in The East Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 53.84 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,626thNicest Citizens: 2,980thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,017thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,227thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,316thMost Inclusive: 3,333rdMost Pacifist: 3,535thSafest: 3,537thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,482ndMost Influential: 4,569thBest Weather: 5,832ndLargest Publishing Industry: 5,885thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,516thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,004thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,101stMost Advanced Public Education: 7,200thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,482ndMost Beautiful Environments: 7,512thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,200thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 8,918thMost Cultured: 9,712thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,714thMost Developed: 11,313thSmartest Citizens: 11,893rdLargest Governments: 12,438thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,110thMost Secular: 13,487thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,665thLowest Crime Rates: 13,798thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,808th
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 68th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 72nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 77th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 85th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 86th in the regionSafest: 98th in the regionMost Pacifist: 100th in the regionMost Inclusive: 107th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 136th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 142nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 144th in the regionBest Weather: 163rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 164th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 186th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 201st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 215th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 218th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 241st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 242nd in the regionMost Cultured: 244th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 287th in the regionLargest Governments: 289th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 320th in the regionMost Developed: 325th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 329th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 332nd in the regionMost Influential: 341st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 351st in the regionMost Secular: 404th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 444th in the regionNudest: 481st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 533rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 571st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 600th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 613th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Laikantar, the government seeks peaceful forum with terrorists.
  • : Following new legislation in Laikantar, polygraphs are relegated to the dungeon exhibit in castle museums.
  • : Following new legislation in Laikantar, the only thing slower than the economy is the exchange where it's managed.
  • : Following new legislation in Laikantar, inter-species marriages are ignored by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Laikantar, Laikantarian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests.
  • : Following new legislation in Laikantar, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight.
  • : Following new legislation in Laikantar, military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies.
  • : Following new legislation in Laikantar, politicians accost strangers in the street to ask their problems.
  • : Following new legislation in Laikantar, conspiracy theorists allege that the government is spying on them through their carbon monoxide detectors.
  • : Following new legislation in Laikantar, the government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles.

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