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Most Influential: 967th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,136th Most Pacifist: 3,618th
The Democratic Free Republic of
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Population4.75 billion

CapitalKarlandonia City


The Democratic Free Republic of Karlando is a massive, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and avant-garde cinema. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 4.75 billion Karlandonians 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 large, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Karlandonia City. The average income tax rate is 88.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Karlandonan economy, worth 590 trillion Krawas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 124,405 Krawas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Former polygamists always seem to have a huge number of visiting cousins, social media sites prompt users to send birthday greetings to unresponsive nonagenarians, attendance of fathers at PTA meetings is at an all-time high, and Swan is one of the most popular forenames in Karlando. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Karlando's national animal is the Swan, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Swanism.

Karlando is ranked 159,969th in the world and 1,146th in 10000 Islands for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.79 Crimes Per Hour.

Most Influential: 967thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,136thMost Pacifist: 3,618thNicest Citizens: 3,632ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,766thBest Weather: 3,997thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,066thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,203rdMost Inclusive: 4,690thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,043rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,230thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,371stLongest Average Lifespans: 5,542ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,804thMost Developed: 5,842ndMost Rebellious Youth: 6,007thHealthiest Citizens: 6,195thMost Cultured: 6,606thSafest: 6,677thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,013thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,565thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,765thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,984thTop
Smartest Citizens: 9,411thNudest: 9,562ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,591stLargest Publishing Industry: 10,661stLowest Crime Rates: 11,394thLargest Governments: 11,506thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,541stLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,101stMost Subsidized Industry: 13,325thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,688th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 62nd in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 79th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 79th in the regionNicest Citizens: 80th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 81st in the regionMost Pacifist: 85th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 85th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 85th in the regionBest Weather: 91st in the regionNudest: 95th in the regionMost Influential: 98th in the regionMost Inclusive: 103rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 112th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 115th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 120th in the regionMost Developed: 121st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 123rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 123rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 128th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 131st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 131st in the region

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