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Laurel is a citizen of United Metaverse Nation (UMN), the biggest nation of them all. UMN has created colonies on all the Decentralised World (DW) in Existence, which are all connected to each other thanks to UMBridges. The Nation is after all, the most shining example of a Meritocracy, which is probably why it got mentioned in the [news] in a country called France before it was even born. France was an independent country before most of the countries in the region decided to band together and become The United Nations of Europe.