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The Commonwealth of The Langburn Islands

“Long and let live!”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Location: the South Pacific

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Commonwealth of The Langburn Islands is a huge, cultured nation, renowned for its frequent executions, ban on automobiles, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 624 million Langburnians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Onita. The average income tax rate is 79.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Langburnian economy, worth 59.7 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is 95,711 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

People are bored of easy crossword puzzles, supervisors in The Langburn Islands commonly tie bells on their necks to alert employees of their presence, children are shocked to find others "just like them" when they are taken out of the forest, and people have become comfortably numb. Crime is totally unknown. The Langburn Islands's national animal is the fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Langburn Islands is ranked 207,229th in the world and 6,709th in the South Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.52 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,413thTop
Most Influential: 4,743rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,955thMost Pacifist: 5,222ndLargest Welfare Programs: 5,342ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,119thNicest Citizens: 6,250thMost Secular: 6,762ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,304thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,817thMost Inclusive: 8,836thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,163rdBest Weather: 9,597thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,036thHealthiest Citizens: 11,529thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,842ndTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 12,672ndLongest Average Lifespans: 13,480thSafest: 14,945thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,081stHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,269thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,800thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,534thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,470thMost Developed: 19,502ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,312thHighest Drug Use: 20,370thSmartest Citizens: 20,890thLargest Governments: 21,827thMost Subsidized Industry: 22,190thLargest Publishing Industry: 22,779th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 57th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 148th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 163rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 189th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 211th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 214th in the regionNicest Citizens: 222nd in the regionMost Secular: 230th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 290th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 296th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 308th in the regionMost Inclusive: 317th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 320th in the regionBest Weather: 329th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 348th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 362nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 423rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 442nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 494th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 515th in the regionMost Influential: 531st in the regionSafest: 539th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 561st in the regionNudest: 563rd in the regionMost Developed: 585th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 622nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 637th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 641st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 644th in the regionLargest Governments: 649th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 719th in the regionMost Cultured: 750th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 783rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 783rd in the region

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