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The Distant Shore of Lapis-

“I've...felt...worse.”

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Location: Artificial Solar System

Regional Influence: Minnow

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The Distant Shore of Lapis- is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Lapis with an even hand, and remarkable for its vat-grown people, prohibition of alcohol, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, devout population of 3.958 billion lost kids enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Barn. The average income tax rate is 87.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The socially awkward economy, worth 227 trillion water drops a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is 57,458 water drops, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Recent protests against birds flying too low have resulted in bloodshed, courses in how to boil water are popular for formerly microwave-reliant lost kids, in the Beginning was the Word and the Word was "Pragmatism", and halberds are common 18th birthday presents. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lapis-'s national animal is the rain cloud, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Self-determination.

Lapis- is ranked 191,153rd in the world and 3,989th in Artificial Solar System for Highest Drug Use, scoring 38 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,103rdMost Pacifist: 7,145thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,110thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,389thSafest: 9,368thMost Inclusive: 10,106thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,273rdNicest Citizens: 10,414thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,771stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11,091stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,131stTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 12,989thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,194thBest Weather: 13,375thHighest Food Quality: 15,886thMost Cheerful Citizens: 17,073rdMost Cultured: 19,471stMost Advanced Public Education: 19,760thLargest Governments: 23,211thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23,290thMost Devout: 23,712thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 24,044thSmartest Citizens: 24,171st
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Most Pacifist: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 8th in the regionNicest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 11th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 12th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12th in the regionBest Weather: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th in the regionMost Cultured: 18th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 24th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 37th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 42nd in the regionLargest Governments: 43rd in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 58th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 61st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 64th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 98th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 124th in the regionNudest: 203rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 236th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 243rd in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 278th in the regionMost Devout: 361st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 384th in the regionMost Income Equality: 448th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 500th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 510th in the region

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