by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 307thMost Scientifically Advanced: 969thMost Armed: 1,531st
The Cybernetic Federal Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
The State has a mind of its own, and it's wide awake.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population9.218 billion

CapitalThe VDC
LeaderThe TEMPEST Council
FaithSeperation of Church and State

AnimalGolden Jackal

The Cybernetic Federal Republic of Kaltovar is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by The TEMPEST Council with an even hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, frequent executions, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate population of 9.218 billion Kalts have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The VDC. The average income tax rate is 92.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Kaltic economy, worth a remarkable 2,432 trillion Kaltmarks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 263,856 Kaltmarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks", sushi just hasn't been the same since salmon went extinct overnight, sausages are seldom seen in the supermarket, and an endless multinational bureaucracy connects the Red Bloc. Crime is totally unknown. Kaltovar's national animal is the Golden Jackal, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Seperation of Church and State.

Kaltovar is ranked 34,360th in the world and 242nd in 10000 Islands for Most Income Equality, scoring 69.8 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most Influential: 307thMost Scientifically Advanced: 969thMost Armed: 1,531stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,916thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,031stRudest Citizens: 2,163rdSmartest Citizens: 2,253rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,442ndMost Secular: 2,873rdTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,041stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,051stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,162ndMost Developed: 3,175thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,212thMost Inclusive: 3,618thLargest Mining Sector: 3,818thHighest Average Incomes: 3,956thLargest Governments: 3,960thMost Efficient Economies: 4,351stMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,949thMost Patriotic: 6,001stMost Advanced Public Education: 6,581stHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,717thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,747thLowest Crime Rates: 8,801stHighest Economic Output: 8,888thHighest Food Quality: 9,180thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,660thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,846thLargest Retail Industry: 11,182ndMost Rebellious Youth: 11,293rdLongest Average Lifespans: 12,212thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 17,137thMost Stationary: 17,897thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 21,342ndMost Subsidized Industry: 23,248thMost Cultured: 23,825thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 25,325thMost Compassionate Citizens: 25,562nd
Most Scientifically Advanced: 24th in the regionMost Armed: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 30th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 31st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the regionRudest Citizens: 36th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 40th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 40th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 43rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 44th in the regionTop
Most Patriotic: 54th in the regionMost Influential: 57th in the regionMost Secular: 57th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 58th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 60th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 64th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 67th in the regionMost Developed: 72nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 77th in the regionLargest Governments: 78th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 82nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 83rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 94th in the region

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