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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 649th Most Developed: 786th Most Beautiful Environments: 822nd
The Wish You Were Here of
Left-wing Utopia
How I wish, how I wi.....well, you know.
The Oft Honorable Kingman Barstow IV
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population9.18 billion

LeaderThe Oft Honorable Kingman Barstow IV

AnimalHoney Badger

The Wish You Were Here of Kaoss is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Oft Honorable Kingman Barstow IV with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 9.18 billion KaossiKs 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of tropiKalia. The average income tax rate is 98.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Kaossian economy, worth a remarkable 1,616 trillion KraKs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism. Average income is an impressive 176,071 KraKs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Arthritic surgeons with tremulous fingers reassure patients that they are in safe hands, official Sermon-Free Zones are set-up around the nation's hotels, all mothers are allowed six months fully-paid maternity leave, and the nation locks people up and tells them they're mad for compassion's sake. Crime is totally unknown. Kaoss's national animal is the Honey Badger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is PolyNecroTheism.

Kaoss is ranked 1,772nd in the world and 14th in Spiritus for Most Cultured, scoring 237 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 649thMost Developed: 786thMost Beautiful Environments: 822ndLargest Publishing Industry: 868thBest Weather: 886thLongest Average Lifespans: 984thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 988thMost Efficient Economies: 1,051stMost Pacifist: 1,060thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,064thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,067thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,115thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,175thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,265thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,300thNicest Citizens: 1,605thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,622ndTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 1,765thSafest: 1,771stMost Cultured: 1,772ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,778thHealthiest Citizens: 1,793rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,066thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,089thLargest Governments: 2,176thSmartest Citizens: 2,190thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,289thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,679thMost Inclusive: 2,726thLowest Crime Rates: 4,062ndMost Subsidized Industry: 5,015thMost Influential: 5,717thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,321stHighest Economic Output: 7,342ndHighest Average Incomes: 8,100thTop
Most Secular: 8,676thMost Income Equality: 14,057th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Pacifist: 7th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionSafest: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 11th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 14th in the regionNicest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Cultured: 14th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 19th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 25th in the regionMost Income Equality: 28th in the regionMost Influential: 28th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 28th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Kaoss was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Kaoss's influence in Spiritus fell from "Apprentice" to "Squire".
  • : Kaoss was endorsed by The Republic of Phili Manuk.
  • : Kaoss was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Kaoss was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from The Downtown Street of Argarysk, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Kaoss voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Convention on International Oil Spills".
  • : Kaoss was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Kaoss was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Nicest Citizens and Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Kaoss, the nation locks people up and tells them they're mad for compassion's sake.
  • : Following new legislation in Kaoss, all mothers are allowed six months fully-paid maternity leave.


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