by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 399thMost Influential: 2,133rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,751st
The Arcturian Republic of
Left-wing Utopia Drugged-Out Hippies
Rights for all, no exceptions
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom
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Population791 million

CapitalLorrana City


The Arcturian Republic of Lorrana is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its rum-swilling pirates, infamous sell-swords, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 791 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 78.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Lorrani economy, worth 43.4 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, Uranium Mining, and Basket Weaving. 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 54,923 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 230,413th in the world and 7,986th in The East Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -12.08 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 399thMost Influential: 2,133rdTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,751stMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,555thMost Devout: 9,092ndTop
Nicest Citizens: 12,930thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,362ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,820thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,850thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,960thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 16,237thMost Inclusive: 16,271stHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,551stMost Rebellious Youth: 17,507thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,335thMost Income Equality: 19,289thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,679thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,016thMost Politically Free: 21,559th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 25th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 102nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 196th in the regionMost Devout: 259th in the regionMost Politically Free: 261st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 297th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 300th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 393rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 410th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 413th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 433rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 452nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 454th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 499th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 522nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 539th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 630th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 669th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 803rd in the region

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