by Max Barry

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Largest Welfare Programs: 14,097thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,333rd
The Self-Reflection of
Father Knows Best State
I hold onto the constant of change.
The Philosopher King of Dust
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population1.643 billion

CapitalThe City of Dust
LeaderThe Philosopher King of Dust
FaithAgnosticism with Philosophic Tendencies


The Self-Reflection of Lerasi is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Philosopher King of Dust with an iron fist, and notable for its smutty television, frequent executions, and national health service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 1.643 billion Lerasians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The City of Dust. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 59.2%.

The strong Lerasian economy, worth 91.9 trillion drakes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 55,919 drakes, with the richest citizens earning 6.4 times as much as the poorest.

The Philosopher King of Dust has just been declared ruler of Lerasi in an international press conference, the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one, there are traffic jams at sea as diligent customs officers check every part of every ship, and burial ceremonies have become as routinised as tax forms. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lerasi's national animal is the dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Agnosticism with Philosophic Tendencies.

Lerasi is ranked 93,020th in the world and 30th in Quiet Cottage on the Edge of the Cosmos for Safest, scoring 79.45 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Largest Welfare Programs: 14,097thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,333rd
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionMost Average: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the region

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