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The Imperial Republic of Lusitanialand

“Uns juntam com o bico e outros espalham com as patas.”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Location: Portugal

Regional Influence: Contender


The Imperial Republic of Lusitanialand is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Don Zé Garibaldi with a fair hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, avant-garde cinema, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 10.744 billion Lusitanialandians 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 enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Olissipo. The average income tax rate is 73.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Lusitanialandian economy, worth 810 trillion Espírito Santoes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Pizza Delivery, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 75,447 Espírito Santoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Rural communities are all but disenfranchised as politicians focus all their attention on winning the deciding urban votes, citizens living in underground cities have developed a healthy green glow, the nation turns a blind eye to human rights abuses in its quest for athletic supremacy, and many aides in Don Zé Garibaldi's office are known to be serial jaywalkers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lusitanialand's national animal is the Sócrates, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Lusitanialand is ranked 1,634th in the world and 1st in Portugal for Most Influential, scoring 58,867 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Most Influential: 1,634thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,992ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,984thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,144thMost Stationary: 7,646thBest Weather: 9,984thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,164thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,364thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,484thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 11,299thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,927thNicest Citizens: 12,136thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,377thMost Cultured: 13,351stMost Advanced Public Education: 13,947thSafest: 17,216thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,772ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 17,951stMost Pacifist: 18,168thSmartest Citizens: 18,699thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,357thHighest Economic Output: 21,217th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 11th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12th in the regionNicest Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 15th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 26 » Athaulphia, Nookie Island, Alentejo and Algarve, Totaristan, Herya, Condado da Feira, Medar, Grijo, DO NOT EJECT ME PORRA, Communist Galinea, Peterandia, Caxina, Portugalio, As Pedras Perdidas, Ofiussia, Penichal, Lyncanthropia, Liberal Lusitania, Porto and the North of Portugal, Blasiu, Portugal Brasil and the Algarves, The Peacful Union of The world, Gloristan, Purtugal, The Portuguese Workers, and Arquipelago da Coruja.
WA update pending: Nation has 25 verified endorsements.