by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 142ndMost Pacifist: 1,104thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,153rd
The Democratic Free Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Stay happy and free
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population10.615 billion

CapitalKarlandonia City
LeaderKarl McSwansson


The Democratic Free Republic of Karlando is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Karl McSwansson with a fair hand, and remarkable for its soft-spoken computers, keen interest in outer space, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.615 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 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 97.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Karlandonan economy, worth a remarkable 1,876 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 176,821 Krawas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security, the nation has an international reputation for compassion, government employees have reverted to carrier pigeon due to never-ending virus scans, and homophobia is off the menu. 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 133,655th in the world and 491st in 10000 Islands for Largest Black Market, with 208 billion Standard Monetary Units.

Most Influential: 142ndMost Pacifist: 1,104thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,153rdNicest Citizens: 1,182ndMost Inclusive: 1,220thBest Weather: 1,394thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,450thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,466thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,585thMost Developed: 1,682ndMost Advanced Public Education: 1,702ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,708thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,749thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,814thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,018thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,262ndLongest Average Lifespans: 2,382ndTop
Most Cultured: 2,478thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,699thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,708thSmartest Citizens: 2,729thHealthiest Citizens: 2,860thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,297thLargest Governments: 3,355thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,360thSafest: 3,526thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,623rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,755thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,759thLowest Crime Rates: 4,343rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,393rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,639thMost Efficient Economies: 5,804thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,804thMost Stationary: 8,778thHighest Economic Output: 8,802ndHighest Average Incomes: 9,291stNudest: 11,225thTop
Most Secular: 13,613thHighest Drug Use: 15,395thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,372ndMost Income Equality: 20,037th
Most Pacifist: 24th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 24th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 24th in the regionMost Inclusive: 26th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 26th in the regionNicest Citizens: 27th in the regionBest Weather: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 29th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 30th in the regionMost Influential: 31st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 31st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 35th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 35th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 35th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 38th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 41st in the regionMost Developed: 42nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 42nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 42nd in the regionMost Cultured: 46th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 48th in the regionLargest Governments: 52nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 55th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 56th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 60th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 63rd in the regionSafest: 64th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 67th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 71st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 71st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 72nd in the regionNudest: 73rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 74th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 75th in the regionMost Stationary: 77th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 88th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 94th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 105th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 113th in the region

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