“Live, work and play in Keefenstein”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: the Rejected Realms
The Confederacy of Keefenstein is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 16.59 billion, 10.632 billion of whom are zombies, Keefensteinians 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 government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defence. The average income tax rate is 76%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Tourism industry, followed by Retail and Book Publishing.
Students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak, employers may fire workers without giving any reason, a typical fast food menu item could serve a small army, and teams of painters are converting road signs from horse lengths to kilometers. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Keefenstein's national animal is the polar bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the keefer.
Keefenstein is currently considering its options.
Most Recent Government Activity: 8 hours ago
- 14 hours ago: Keefenstein was endorsed by The Rejected Lands of Cocaine factory island.
- 1 day 14 hours ago: Keefenstein was endorsed by The Magic Kingdom of Azrkyrtovaken.
- 1 day 23 hours ago: Keefenstein was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Information Technology Sector (last census: Top 5%).
- 3 days 22 hours ago: Keefenstein was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
- 4 days ago: Keefenstein was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Insurance Industry.
- 5 days ago: Keefenstein was endorsed by The Military Junta of Brunerist Delegate.
- 5 days ago: Keefenstein was endorsed by The Kingdom of Asgaardia.
- 8 days ago: Keefenstein was endorsed by The Nomadic Peoples of Aventuria Bay.
- 8 days ago: Keefenstein was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Populations (last census: Top 1%).
- 9 days ago: Keefenstein was endorsed by The Empire of Alpha Centauri 1.
Endorsements Received: 32 » --Camila--, Liuchong, The Citizens Commonwealth, Romosia, Indira, Brahms, Xii, Zyonn, Unavailable, Sedgistan, Unibot III, Perfect Sublime Masters, Trawa, Stabilitatem, Smurflandia, Rolf harris, Bunnelia, Eight Hippopotamuses, Marrow Wind, Aten Xi, Zalodia, Cosignant, Bermivia, Farmora, Cornonor, Bvriania, Alpha Centauri 1, Aventuria Bay, Asgaardia, Brunerist Delegate, Azrkyrtovaken, and Cocaine factory island.