The Queen's State of Kellestine is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Governor with a fair hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 20 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.
The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 79.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but stagnant Kellestinean economy, worth 93.0 trillion betales a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 4,650 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
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, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kellestine's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is none.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Kellestine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
- : Kellestine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
- : Kellestine voted for The Happy Taco Stands of NewTexas in Round 2 of the election.
- : Kellestine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Income Equality, the Top 5% for Largest Populations and Most Extreme, and the Top 10% for Least Corrupt Governments and Most Extensive Civil Rights.
- : Kellestine's influence in Ancient Lands rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : Kellestine was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Public Transport Department.
- : Kellestine was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Average Tax Rates.
- : Kellestine was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Lowest Crime Rates.
- : Kellestine was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Welfare Programs.
- : Kellestine was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.