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The Surprising Existence of Klaatu

“Klaatu barada nikto”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Developing
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Dominator

Location: Vectis

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The Surprising Existence of Klaatu is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its enslaved workforce, state-planned economy, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed population of 6.526 billion Klaatuans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Defense, Environment, and Social Policy. The average income tax rate is 79.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped Klaatuan economy, worth 187 trillion nons a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 28,779 nons, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government funds private schools for intellectually gifted children, 'unconventional' weaponry has been banned, immigrant Maxtopians are routinely sold on popular internet auction sites, and the government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Klaatu's national animal is the ibex, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Klaatu is ranked 2nd in Vectis and 75,982nd in the world for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 45 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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by Max Barry

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