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Most Influential: 232ndMost Pacifist: 1,183rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,262nd
The Democratic Free Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Stay happy and free
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population9.246 billion

CapitalKarlandonia City
LeaderKarl McSwansson


The Democratic Free Republic of Karlando is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Karl McSwansson with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, state-planned economy, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, cheerful population of 9.246 billion Karlandonians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, liberal, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Welfare are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Karlandonia City. The average income tax rate is 96.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Karlandonan economy, worth a remarkable 1,587 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 Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 171,650 Krawas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government funds large training centres to turn Swans into functioning members of society, there has been a rapid increase of noise complaints over the sound of buzzing bees, citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections, and Karlandonan husbands are dead good at fathering kids. 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 191,609th in the world and 1,945th in 10000 Islands for Most Pro-Market, scoring -85.89 on the Rand Index.

Most Influential: 232ndMost Pacifist: 1,183rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,262ndNicest Citizens: 1,307thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,315thMost Inclusive: 1,386thBest Weather: 1,668thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,741stMost Beautiful Environments: 1,786thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,829thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,852ndTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,071stMost Advanced Public Education: 2,087thMost Developed: 2,354thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,686thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,693rdLongest Average Lifespans: 2,726thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,796thMost Cultured: 2,924thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,990thHealthiest Citizens: 3,215thSmartest Citizens: 3,244thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,247thLargest Governments: 3,948thSafest: 4,104thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,214thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,258thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,361stLowest Crime Rates: 4,397thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,887thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,428thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,251stMost Efficient Economies: 7,398thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,636thMost Stationary: 9,371stHighest Average Incomes: 9,508thHighest Economic Output: 9,870thTop
Most Income Equality: 11,191stHighest Drug Use: 12,204thMost Secular: 14,795thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,057th
Most Pacifist: 26th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 30th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 31st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 31st in the regionBest Weather: 32nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 32nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 35th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 36th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 38th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 40th in the regionMost Influential: 40th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 42nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 46th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 48th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 51st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 53rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 53rd in the regionMost Developed: 54th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 55th in the regionLargest Governments: 58th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 58th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 63rd in the regionMost Cultured: 64th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 66th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 68th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 70th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 73rd in the regionSafest: 74th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 76th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 82nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 86th in the regionMost Stationary: 91st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 102nd in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 108th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 123rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 128th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 161st in the regionNudest: 186th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 189th in the regionLargest Populations: 196th in the region

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