by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 538th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,167th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,290th
The Democratic Free Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Stay happy and free
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population6.959 billion

CapitalKarlandonia City
LeaderKarl McSwansson


The Democratic Free Republic of Karlando is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Karl McSwansson with a fair hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, daily referendums, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 6.959 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, liberal, 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 93.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Karlandonan economy, worth a remarkable 1,001 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 significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 143,846 Krawas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Sex education has become an intricate maze of stick figures and complex metaphors, anyone who sneezes at border crossings is turned away, members of the government all have oddly similar anecdotes about their childhoods, and Brancalandian Brie isn't available anywhere 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 frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Swanism.

Karlando is ranked 4,069th in the world and 67th in 10000 Islands for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 6,962.66 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Influential: 538thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,167thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,290thNicest Citizens: 2,353rdMost Pacifist: 2,363rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,436thMost Inclusive: 2,448thBest Weather: 2,626thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,815thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,030thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,036thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,200thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,229thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,283rdMost Developed: 3,757thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,069thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,106thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,148thHealthiest Citizens: 4,149thMost Cultured: 4,189thSafest: 4,475thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,328thSmartest Citizens: 5,338thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,349thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,534thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,678thLargest Governments: 6,688thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,893rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,074thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,139thMost Politically Free: 7,865thLowest Crime Rates: 7,872ndTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 10,046thMost Stationary: 11,015thMost Efficient Economies: 12,800thHighest Economic Output: 13,871stHighest Average Incomes: 13,890th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 26th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 45th in the regionNicest Citizens: 49th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 50th in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 55th in the regionMost Pacifist: 56th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 56th in the regionMost Inclusive: 59th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 60th in the regionBest Weather: 60th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 61st in the regionMost Influential: 67th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 67th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 69th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 71st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 73rd in the regionMost Developed: 75th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 75th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 76th in the regionMost Cultured: 88th in the regionSafest: 88th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 90th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 94th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 96th in the regionLargest Governments: 100th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Karlando, Brancalandian Brie isn't available anywhere in Karlando.
  • : Following new legislation in Karlando, members of the government all have oddly similar anecdotes about their childhoods.
  • : Following new legislation in Karlando, anyone who sneezes at border crossings is turned away.
  • : Following new legislation in Karlando, sex education has become an intricate maze of stick figures and complex metaphors.
  • : Following new legislation in Karlando, excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions.
  • : Following new legislation in Karlando, the amount welfare recipients spend on fertilizer has exploded.
  • : Following new legislation in Karlando, the Karlando Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon'.
  • : Following new legislation in Karlando, in musicals everybody's a little bit racist.
  • : Karlando was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Free.
  • : Karlando voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Common Territories".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 138 » Samonaemia, The Soylent Green Party, DunNaGall, Wonderstrands, Anollasia, Blogotopia, Zeklandia, The Tasmanian Islands, Testa, Chip Skylark, Lamborghini Murcielago, Achiotopia, Tijdtevelia, Manlinesslavia, Seantonia, Grungerock, Kilenel, The Snake Brotherhood, Snoozing Buffalax, Seranis, Slaytania, Old Atlantica, Kyrizstanislav, Pax Athena, Colonel Terrosit, Zyrcrestia, Coreras, Sygnafylki, Dustwind, Stroulia, Faulknaria, Isentran, Zeganas, Oom, KJU Marshall, Aspistania, Maalemzya, The Texas Faction, Rex Republic, Wysrod, Flex Lexington, The Grand Duchy of Alsatia, Dovant, The United Royal Islands of Euramathania, Jimaica, DEATH HOUSE, Republic of Nutella, Techoligia, Free Earthian Yap, Grifopolis, and 88 others.Swag Chief Bubba Estate, Gewisse, Freies Insel, Future of Mankind, Blagaria, Jiria, Human Realm, Kebecois, Adorable Kittens, The Dwemmer, HN67, Erictom333, Better Indonesia, Tzo, New Udonia, Berzerkastan, Echocrimsonia, A Lee Project, Rockerville, Free Land of Rebellium, Luzaatia, Anisopterra, Lower Phlebacite, The Utah Federation, New Fania, Laykeria, Northern African Sahara, Generic Country Name That Is Available, South Proales, Gnuk, Gluebucket, Danyl, Whatapity, Mastodonia, Muricasz, Polar Peak, RussiaOne, The Iron Crown Order, Stalorpreadum, Hamletus, Lastrov, Tangora, Abonland, Srutututia, The Parandeam, Hexicore, Brandenbourg-Anhalt, South and East Illyria, Languiss Tam, Sorchamei, Samaduria, Marchandal, Pyles Tis Kolasis, Freres La Cote, The Marcolinan Islands, Leship, Nogalacia, Novegia, Serlone, Crusakh, The Playa Wastes, The Empire of the Clarence, Anigeto, Ishkabibber, Nabresh, Zachais, Nooooooooooooooo, Polka Republic, Euphorialand, Germanic and Jewish people, Formic Republic, Lotharya, The Red Falls, Vedrea, West Gong Island, PYT, Yungtopia, Pomerania Blanca, Loukania, Eist, United States of Kerthina, Speransky, New New Florida, DVVK, Datland, The City States Of Las Vegas, Sorya, and Qerth.

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