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Safest: 5,235th Least Corrupt Governments: 5,831st Nicest Citizens: 6,459th
The Constitutional Monarchy of
New York Times Democracy New York Crimes So-Called Democracy
United we stand, divided we fall
Prime Minister Campbell
Secretary of State for Internal Affairs
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population2.066 billion

LeaderPrime Minister Campbell


The Constitutional Monarchy of Luraqau is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Prime Minister Campbell with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, compulsory vegetarianism, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.066 billion Luraqis 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Haadstęd. The average income tax rate is 73.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Luraqauan economy, worth 172 trillion francs a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 83,666 francs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Inheritance tax has recently been abolished, the world still seems flat to some people in space, a popular saying is "a chicken for every pot and an abortion clinic on every street", and there is something rotten in the state of Luraqau. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Luraqau's national animal is the Deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Luraqau is ranked 8,917th in the world and 7th in New West Indies for Most Inclusive, scoring 183.27 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

Safest: 5,235thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,831stNicest Citizens: 6,459thMost Pacifist: 6,461stMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,568thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,753rdBest Weather: 8,332ndLargest Publishing Industry: 8,353rdTop
Most Inclusive: 8,917thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,203rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,673rdLongest Average Lifespans: 12,641stHealthiest Citizens: 12,815thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,927thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,090thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,235thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,952ndLowest Crime Rates: 17,420thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,513th
Safest: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the region

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