“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, economically powerful nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 16.344 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: 6 days ago
- 47 minutes ago: Keefenstein was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Defense Forces (last census: Top 5%).
- 10 days ago: Keefenstein was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Safest.
- 17 days ago: Keefenstein fell out of the world Top 10% for Safest.
- 27 days ago: Keefenstein endorsed The Federal Republic of Bunnelia.
- 27 days ago: Keefenstein was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Bunnelia.
- 31 days ago: Keefenstein endorsed The Holy Easter Egg Hunter of Spadanera.
- 31 days ago: Keefenstein endorsed The United peoples union of Rolf harris.
- 32 days ago: Keefenstein was endorsed by The Holy Easter Egg Hunter of Spadanera.
- 32 days ago: Keefenstein was endorsed by The United peoples union of Rolf harris.
- 36 days ago: Keefenstein fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.