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Least Corrupt Governments: 291stMost Rebellious Youth: 374thLargest Publishing Industry: 426th
The Last Bastion of Civilization of
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Population21.388 billion

CapitalLacuna City


The Last Bastion of Civilization of Lacuna is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and notable for its state-planned economy, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 21.388 billion Lacunians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, liberal, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Healthcare, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lacuna City. The average income tax rate is 87.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Lacunan economy, worth a remarkable 3,175 trillion Naughts a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 148,492 Naughts, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, the nation is committed to nuclear rearmament, Lacunan tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation, and primary candidates are replaced if they fail to compliment Leader's hair. Crime is totally unknown. Lacuna's national animal is the Bat, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Lacuna is ranked 266,492nd in the world and 1,296th in 10000 Islands for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -25.92 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 291stMost Rebellious Youth: 374thLargest Publishing Industry: 426thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 681stMost Influential: 727thMost Compassionate Citizens: 908thMost Pacifist: 971stSafest: 982ndNicest Citizens: 1,070thMost Inclusive: 1,964thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,037thMost Secular: 2,161stHighest Food Quality: 2,330thMost Cultured: 2,661stTop
Smartest Citizens: 2,805thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,646thBest Weather: 4,104thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,827thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,911thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,097thHighest Economic Output: 5,375thMost Stationary: 5,489thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,733rdHighest Poor Incomes: 6,449thHealthiest Citizens: 6,702ndLongest Average Lifespans: 7,475thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,394thLargest Populations: 8,711thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,505thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,194thLargest Governments: 10,230thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,659thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,910thMost Developed: 10,967thNudest: 11,034thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,302ndTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 13,757thHighest Average Incomes: 15,906thMost Income Equality: 17,314th
Least Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 12th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 14th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Pacifist: 19th in the regionNicest Citizens: 23rd in the regionSafest: 27th in the regionMost Inclusive: 45th in the regionMost Stationary: 48th in the regionMost Secular: 49th in the regionMost Cultured: 49th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 50th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 52nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 61st in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 77th in the regionNudest: 78th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 80th in the regionLargest Populations: 85th in the regionMost Influential: 86th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 92nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 96th in the regionBest Weather: 98th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 98th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 99th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 106th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 115th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 118th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 127th in the region

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