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Most Influential: 134thMost Pacifist: 1,165thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,225th
The Democratic Free Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Stay happy and free
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World Benchmark
Political Freedom
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Population11.544 billion

CapitalKarlandonia City
LeaderKarl McSwansson


The Democratic Free Republic of Karlando is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Karl McSwansson with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 11.544 billion Karlandonians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The enormous, liberal 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 97.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Karlandonan economy, worth a remarkable 2,044 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 highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 177,098 Krawas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children crying over dropped ice creams are offered high doses of experimental antidepressants, a favorite "life hack" for gap year backpackers is to pretend to be homeless for government handouts, the Museum of Blackacrean War Crimes is located on "Blackacre Did Nothing Wrong Avenue", and the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Karlandonia City Times is sold out. 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 209,749th in the world and 889th in 10000 Islands for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -16.49 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Influential: 134thMost Pacifist: 1,165thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,225thNicest Citizens: 1,264thMost Inclusive: 1,301stBest Weather: 1,310thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,353rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,417thHighest Food Quality: 1,592ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,657thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,675thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,710thMost Developed: 1,749thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,851stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,855thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,231stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,255thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,361stMost Cultured: 2,624thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,653rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,695thSmartest Citizens: 2,804thHealthiest Citizens: 2,849thHighest Drug Use: 3,135thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,209thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,305thLargest Governments: 3,384thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,666thSafest: 3,776thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,946thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,032ndLowest Crime Rates: 4,415thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,510thMost Efficient Economies: 5,656thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,896thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,280thHighest Economic Output: 8,344thMost Stationary: 8,345thHighest Average Incomes: 9,546thNudest: 10,123rdTop
Most Secular: 12,717thMost Income Equality: 18,094thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 20,056thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,903rd
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 22nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 22nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 25th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 28th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 29th in the regionMost Influential: 30th in the regionBest Weather: 30th in the regionMost Inclusive: 31st in the regionNicest Citizens: 32nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 34th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 36th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 38th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 42nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 42nd in the regionMost Developed: 47th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 47th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 49th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 49th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 49th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 52nd in the regionLargest Governments: 55th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 59th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 61st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 62nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 64th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 65th in the regionNudest: 70th in the regionSafest: 74th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 75th in the regionMost Stationary: 75th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 75th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 77th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 78th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 89th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 91st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 97th in the region

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