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Most Influential: 600thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,436thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,717th
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Population6.964 billion



The Empire of Laniron is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Merlyn with an even hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, ban on automobiles, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 6.964 billion Lanironians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Velomoor. The average income tax rate is 89.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lanironian economy, worth 851 trillion Lanis a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 122,295 Lanis, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Returning vacationers often find that their property is now a construction site, the armed forces are locked in an expensive and bloody war abroad to stamp out possible terrorists, the official Lanironian Phrase Book weighs as much as a small child, and most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Laniron's national animal is the Kiwi, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Axio.

Laniron is ranked 153,482nd in the world and 130th in Karma for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 221.84 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Most Influential: 600thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,436thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,717thBest Weather: 4,852ndMost Beautiful Environments: 6,093rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,161stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,034thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,203rdLongest Average Lifespans: 7,398thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,889thHealthiest Citizens: 8,416thMost Developed: 8,597thHighest Food Quality: 8,651stMost Advanced Public Education: 8,686thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,899thSafest: 9,644thMost Inclusive: 9,925thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,049thMost Cultured: 10,160thLowest Crime Rates: 11,053rdLargest Governments: 12,223rdSmartest Citizens: 12,580thMost Secular: 12,698thNicest Citizens: 13,020thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,225thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 13,338thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,934thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,221stMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,076thMost Pacifist: 18,890thMost Efficient Economies: 18,915thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,604thMost Subsidized Industry: 23,354thMost Advanced Public Transport: 25,119thHighest Average Incomes: 25,144thHighest Economic Output: 26,633rd
Most Influential: 1st in the regionTop
Best Weather: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionMost Average: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 10th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 12th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 14th in the regionMost Secular: 14th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Developed: 15th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 16th in the regionLargest Governments: 16th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 16th in the regionSafest: 17th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 17th in the regionMost Cultured: 17th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 18th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 19th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 22nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 22nd in the region

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