|Category: Left-wing Utopia|
Regional Influence: Minnow
The Queen's State of Kellestine is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by The Governor with a fair hand, and renowned for its devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, intelligent population of 15.975 billion Kellestineans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, liberal, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 68%, and even higher for the wealthy. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.
None has been named as Kellestine's national religion, the people are famous throughout the region for their bleached-white teeth, the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence, and The Governor has just been declared ruler of Kellestine in an international press conference. Crime is totally unknown. Kellestine's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion is none, and its currency is the betale.
Most Recent Government Activity: 16 days ago
- 1 day 1 hour ago: Kellestine fell out of the regional Top 10% for Happiest Citizens.
- 16 days ago: Kellestine changed its national animal to "deer", its currency to "betale", and its nation type to "Queen's State".
- 18 days ago: Kellestine was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Highest Average Tax Rates.
- 29 days ago: Kellestine was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Public Sector.
- 30 days ago: Kellestine was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Pacifist.
- 40 days ago: Kellestine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme (last census: Top 5%).
- 43 days ago: Kellestine was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
- 60 days ago: Kellestine was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Happiest Citizens.
- 64 days ago: Kellestine was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Welfare Programs.
- 70 days ago: Kellestine changed its national leader to "The Governor", its faith to "none", and its nation type to "State".