by Max Barry

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Best Weather: 4th Most Beautiful Environments: 8th Longest Average Lifespans: 9th
The Borderland Queendom of
Democratic Socialists
Strong and Stubborn
Influence
Hegemony
Founder
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Karistina

Population31.6 billion

CapitalRajem
LeaderKaristina Rajem

Currencymark
Animalfalcon

The Borderland Queendom of Karistina is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Karistina Rajem with an even hand, and renowned for its parental licensing program, ban on automobiles, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, cheerful population of 31.6 billion Karistinans 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 — is primarily concerned with Environment, with Education, Healthcare, and Public Transport also on the agenda, while Industry and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rajem. The income tax rate is 100%.

The large but stagnant Karistinan economy, worth 579 trillion marks a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 18,341 marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Homophobia is off the menu, family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property, and lending money has become a major liability. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Karistina's national animal is the falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Karistina is ranked 169,507th in the world and 3rd in The Wheel of Time for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -50.16 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Karistina, lending money has become a major liability.
  • : Following new legislation in Karistina, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property.
  • : Following new legislation in Karistina, family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries.
  • : Karistina's influence in The Wheel of Time fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".
  • : Following new legislation in Karistina, homophobia is off the menu.
  • : Following new legislation in Karistina, former stunt pilots are unable to pass the licence test to fly a drone.
  • : Following new legislation in Karistina, it is believed that belligerence is a passing phase foreign leaders will soon outgrow.
  • : Karistina's influence in The Wheel of Time rose from "Hegemony" to "Hermit".
  • : Karistina was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombified.
  • : Following new legislation in Karistina, the government has stated an intention to min-max its stats for 'teh pwnage'.

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