by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 407thMost Influential: 2,134thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,699th
The Arcturian Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Rights for all, no exceptions
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom
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Population815 million

CapitalLorrana City


The Arcturian Republic of Lorrana is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, rampant corporate plagiarism, and infamous sell-swords. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 815 million Lorranians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lorrana City. The average income tax rate is 79.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Lorrani economy, worth 44.4 trillion nivers a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, highly specialized black market in Book Publishing, Tourism, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 54,537 nivers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crossword puzzles have been co-opted as a symbol of racial discrimination, hospitals have to sell their computers on vBay in order to afford the ransomware decryption payments, the rich and poor vomit into separate bags, and NationStates is now a popular brand of laxatives despite Max Barry's protests. Crime is relatively low. Lorrana's national animal is the parrot, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Lorrana is ranked 95,901st in the world and 3,087th in The East Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 10.46 Obesity Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 407thMost Influential: 2,134thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,699thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,596thMost Devout: 9,104thTop
Nicest Citizens: 12,989thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,416thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,104thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,688thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,840thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,220thMost Inclusive: 16,298thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 16,594thMost Rebellious Youth: 17,492ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,266thMost Income Equality: 19,308thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,472ndMost Advanced Public Education: 19,845thMost Politically Free: 21,495th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 101st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 190th in the regionMost Politically Free: 254th in the regionMost Devout: 258th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 292nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 306th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 386th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 406th in the regionNicest Citizens: 409th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 413th in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 434th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 448th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 485th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 526th in the regionMost Inclusive: 541st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 623rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 662nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 803rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 821st in the region

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