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The Queen's State of Kellestine

“Turning Stones”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Imploded
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: Saskatchewan

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The Queen's State of Kellestine is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Governor with a fair hand, and notable for its hatred of cheese. The compassionate, intelligent population of 1.55 billion, 1.542 billion of whom are zombies, 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.

Kellestine is ranked 11th in Saskatchewan and 102,769th in the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring -7 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Kellestine is currently considering its options.

People: 8,141,548

Zombies: 1,541,987,958

Dead: 14,995,080,563

Survival Rate: 0.05%

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 12 days ago

  • 7 days ago: Kellestine's influence in Saskatchewan rose from "Minnow" to "Vassal".
  • 23 days ago: Kellestine was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Healthiest Citizens.
  • 37 days ago: Kellestine was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • 60 days ago: Kellestine was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Safest.
  • 70 days ago: Kellestine was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • 77 days ago: Kellestine was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • 79 days ago: Kellestine was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Smartest Citizens.
  • 90 days ago: Kellestine was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Income Equality.
  • 97 days ago: Kellestine fell out of the regional Top 10% for Happiest Citizens.
  • 112 days ago: Kellestine changed its national animal to "deer", its currency to "betale", and its nation type to "Queen's State".

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