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Lauchenoiria

Population8.311 billion

CapitalButtercity
LeaderJosephine Alvarez
FaithAtheism

Currencypeso
Animalbutterfly

The Federation of Lauchenoiria is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Josephine Alvarez with a fair hand, and notable for its national health service, infamous sell-swords, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.311 billion Lauchenoirians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Buttercity. The average income tax rate is 91.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lauchenoirian economy, worth a remarkable 1,069 trillion pesos a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 128,654 pesos, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Recognizing the Lauchenoirian flag qualifies you for citizenship, royalist is the most offensive slur in the Lauchenoirian language, hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have, and the government has pinkie-promised never to use its veto power except in an emergency. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lauchenoiria's national animal is the butterfly, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Atheism.

Lauchenoiria is ranked 5,079th in the world and 18th in International Democratic Union for Most Developed, scoring 93.94 on the Human Development Index.

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Best Weather: 1,148thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,205thMost Pacifist: 1,282ndNicest Citizens: 1,300thMost Influential: 1,570thMost Inclusive: 1,974thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,263rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,361stTop
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Safest: 2,423rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,535thHealthiest Citizens: 2,749thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,303rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,791stLargest Publishing Industry: 3,910thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,919thMost Developed: 5,079thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,316thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,781stLowest Crime Rates: 6,082ndMost Cultured: 6,612thSmartest Citizens: 6,713thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,967thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,318thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,891stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,346thLargest Governments: 10,337thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,451stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,562ndTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 12,079thMost Stationary: 13,932ndMost Secular: 14,240thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,898thHighest Economic Output: 17,244thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18,265thMost Efficient Economies: 18,426thHighest Average Incomes: 20,202ndMost Politically Free: 20,397thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,728th
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Best Weather: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 9th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9th in the regionMost Stationary: 11th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 11th in the regionSafest: 11th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lauchenoiria was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Safest.
  • : Lauchenoiria was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Lauchenoiria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Honeydewistania".
  • : Lauchenoiria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Reducing Microplastics".
  • : Lauchenoiria was endorsed by The Diplomatic Immunity of Bears Armed Mission.
  • : Lauchenoiria was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Lauchenoiria was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Lauchenoiria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Prohibition Of Honor-Based Violence".
  • : Lauchenoiria voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The Communist Bloc".
  • : Lauchenoiria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Roavin".

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