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The Superior Goat Nation of Lanagon

“To be a rock and not to roll.”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Location: The East Pacific

Regional Influence: Squire

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The Superior Goat Nation of Lanagon is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Kozel with a fair hand, and renowned for its national health service, hatred of cheese, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 21.109 billion Lanagonians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lanagonia. The average income tax rate is 97.8%.

The powerhouse Lanagonian economy, worth a remarkable 2,346 trillion goats a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Tourism industry. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 111,184 goats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Badminton was recently banned due to 'unacceptable violence' inherent to the game, international tensions are high as Lanagon threatens any government with the audacity to arrest its citizens, all new "spies" are fifteen-year-old acne-ridden kids on computers, and dozens of additional foreign policy specialists have been sent to the country's WA Mission. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lanagon's national animal is the goat, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Lanagon is ranked 217,705th in the world and 8,840th in The East Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -485.87 on the Hayek Index.

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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,174thMost Stationary: 1,199thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,229thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,236thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,293rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,973rdMost Influential: 2,077thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,367thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,536thSafest: 2,630thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,741stBest Weather: 3,293rdMost Advanced Public Education: 3,491stMost Rebellious Youth: 3,498thMost Pacifist: 3,512thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,582ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,838thLargest Governments: 4,897thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,537thLargest Populations: 5,749thMost Cultured: 5,973rdHighest Economic Output: 6,174thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,477thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,216thSmartest Citizens: 8,054thLowest Crime Rates: 8,314thHealthiest Citizens: 9,202ndNicest Citizens: 10,082ndTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 12,096thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,597thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,142ndMost Subsidized Industry: 15,088thHighest Drug Use: 17,592ndMost Inclusive: 20,349thMost Developed: 21,313th
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 23rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 24th in the regionMost Stationary: 25th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 25th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 30th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 35th in the regionLargest Populations: 48th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 56th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 62nd in the regionSafest: 81st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 84th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 95th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 98th in the regionBest Weather: 102nd in the regionMost Influential: 104th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 109th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 118th in the regionLargest Governments: 123rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 127th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 127th in the regionMost Cultured: 148th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 161st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 176th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 209th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 221st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 228th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 254th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 275th in the regionNicest Citizens: 323rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 400th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 401st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 401st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 444th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 640th in the regionNudest: 687th in the regionMost Inclusive: 709th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 750th in the regionMost Politically Free: 841st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 846th in the region

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