The Kingfordian Republic of Kingsley Bedford is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Mikhail Aruthyan jr with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, daily referendums, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 14.151 billion Kingfordians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sirushostan. The average income tax rate is 83.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Kingsley Bedfordian economy, worth a remarkable 1,788 trillion Kingfordian Drams a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 126,394 Kingfordian Drams, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.
Prison visits increase substantially during election years, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews, school uniforms are compulsory, and heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kingsley Bedford's national animal is the Firebird, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity.
Kingsley Bedford is ranked 1st in Novus Licentia Terra and 4,910th in the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates, scoring 451 on the Workforce Participation Versus Theoretical Maximum Metric.
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- 7 days ago: Kingsley Bedford was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates (last census: Top 5%).
- 9 days ago: Kingsley Bedford was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.
- 12 days ago: Kingsley Bedford was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Best Weather (last census: Top 5%).
- 18 days ago: Kingsley Bedford was endorsed by The Dominion of Negligent Thomas.
- 18 days ago: Kingsley Bedford was endorsed by The Republic of Task Force Fifteen.
- 18 days ago: Kingsley Bedford was endorsed by The Perilous Journey of The Fellowship of the Ring.
- 18 days ago: Kingsley Bedford was endorsed by The Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey of The Doctor in the TARDIS.
- 25 days ago: Kingsley Bedford voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Wartime Looting and Pillage".
- 36 days ago: Kingsley Bedford fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Subsidized Industry.
- 45 days ago: Kingsley Bedford voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Defense of Self and Others"".