“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, safe nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 16.544 billion 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.
Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 4 hours ago
- 87 minutes ago: Keefenstein was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Populations (last census: Top 1%).
- 5 hours ago: Keefenstein was endorsed by The Empire of Alpha Centauri 1.
- 1 day 11 hours ago: Keefenstein was endorsed by The Holy Empire of Bvriania.
- 1 day 13 hours ago: Keefenstein was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Cornonor.
- 1 day 15 hours ago: Keefenstein was endorsed by The Kingdom of Farmora.
- 1 day 15 hours ago: Keefenstein was endorsed by The Empire of Bermivia.
- 1 day 21 hours ago: Keefenstein was endorsed by The Republique-Personne of Cosignant.
- 1 day 21 hours ago: Keefenstein was endorsed by The Kingdom of Zalodia.
- 2 days 2 hours ago: Keefenstein was endorsed by The Republic of Aten Xi.
- 2 days 3 hours ago: Keefenstein was endorsed by The People's Republic of Brunerist Delegate.
Endorsements Received: 28 » --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, Brunerist Delegate, Aten Xi, Zalodia, Cosignant, Bermivia, Farmora, Cornonor, Bvriania, and Alpha Centauri 1.