The Protectorate of Keglen is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, parental licensing program, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 7.927 billion Keglenians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.
The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order and Industry are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Keglen City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.2%.
The frighteningly efficient Keglenian economy, worth a remarkable 2,573 trillion Keglens a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Gambling. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an amazing 324,643 Keglens, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,096,900 per year while the poor average 71,066, a ratio of 15.4 to 1.
Builders spend more time negotiating "tasteful architecture" than on actual construction, torture is commonly used to extract information from suspected criminals, vanity is considered the fifth cardinal virtue, and scenic tours are unheard of after most environmental laws were abolished. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Keglen's national animal is the Kegal, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is a major religion.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Keglen was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
- : Keglen was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Mining Sector (last census: Top 5%).
- : Keglen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Mining Sector (last census: Top 1%).
- : Keglen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments (last census: Top 1%).
- : Keglen fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Publishing Industry.
- : Keglen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector (last census: Top 1%).
- : Keglen was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
- : Keglen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector (last census: Top 1%).
- : Keglen fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Extreme.
- : Keglen fell out of the world Top 5% for Most Armed.