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Nudest: 731st Most Advanced Defense Forces: 842nd Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,762nd
The Reino de León of
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Kareia

Population8.456 billion

CapitalLeón
LeaderLeader

CurrencyEuro
AnimalIberian Lynx

The Reino de León of Kareia is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 8.456 billion Kareians 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 large, corrupt government is dominated by the Department of Defense, with Industry, Education, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of León. The average income tax rate is 95.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Kareian economy, worth a remarkable 1,746 trillion Euros 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, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Tourism. 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 an amazing 206,505 Euros, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Napalm is the tool of choice for disabling eco-unfriendly forestry operations, colonial subjects have Kareian culture shoved down their throats, Leader's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader, and warfare increasingly resembles a video game. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kareia's national animal is the Iberian Lynx, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Kareia is ranked 166,951st in the world and 48th in Union Mundial for Most Pacifist, with 3.17 Cheeks Turned Per Day.

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Nudest: 731stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 842ndTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,762ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,536thLargest Governments: 3,494thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,077thHealthiest Citizens: 4,135thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,318thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,373rdMost Cultured: 4,502ndMost Efficient Economies: 4,751stMost Inclusive: 4,874thMost Developed: 5,222ndMost Rebellious Youth: 5,340thSmartest Citizens: 5,507thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,521stHighest Average Incomes: 5,696thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,242ndLargest Publishing Industry: 7,010thLargest Black Market: 7,164thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,215thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,609thLowest Crime Rates: 7,635thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,723rdHighest Economic Output: 7,817thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,061stMost Corrupt Governments: 8,360thTop
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Most Influential: 8,548thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,292ndMost Average: 10,105thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,330thRudest Citizens: 14,315thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,144thMost Stationary: 16,223rdMost Secular: 16,470th
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Most Average: 1st in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Kareia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market and Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Kareia published "Fuerzas y Cuerpos de Seguridad del Estado [W.I.P.]" (Factbook: Culture).
  • : Kareia altered its national flag.
  • : Kareia changed its national animal to "Iberian Lynx", its capital to "León", its currency to "Euro", its motto to "Plvs Vltra Leon", and its nation type to "Reino de León".
  • : Kareia changed its national animal to "Bald Eagle", its capital to "Washington DC", its currency to "Dollar", its motto to "God Bless America", and its nation type to "United States".
  • : Kareia altered its national flag.
  • : Kareia published "Fuerzas y Cuerpos de Seguridad del Estado [W.I.P.]" (Factbook: Culture).
  • : Kareia altered its national flag.
  • : Kareia changed its national animal to "Iberian Lynx", its capital to "Madrid", its currency to "Euro", its motto to "Plus Ultra", and its nation type to "Third Republic".
  • : Kareia published "Mando de Operaciones Especiales de los Estados Unidos [W.I.P.]" (Factbook: Military).

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