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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,260th
The Colony of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Things explode
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Kandropia II

Population2.93 billion

Currencyrubledollar
Animalhawk

The Colony of Kandropia II is a massive, safe nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 2.93 billion Kandropia IIians 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 government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Healthcare, and Welfare. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 24.8%.

The Kandropia IIian economy, worth 160 trillion rubledollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Gambling, Woodchip Exports, Retail, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 54,869 rubledollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 176,600 per year while the poor average 12,908, a ratio of 13.7 to 1.

Crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters, citizens who leave the nation for work are instantly charged with treason, the government says that Possession is nine-tenths of the Lore, and public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control. Kandropia II's national animal is the hawk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Kandropia II is ranked 123,137th in the world and 2,609th in Suspicious for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 69.28 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,260th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 17th in the regionTop
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Most Patriotic: 114th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 250th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 512th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 515th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 533rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 537th in the regionLargest Black Market: 557th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 687th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 699th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 705th in the regionMost Inclusive: 705th in the regionRudest Citizens: 997th in the region

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