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Most Patriotic: 648thMost Scientifically Advanced: 751stMost Valuable International Artwork: 940th
The Interim DADministration of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Give me time to fix a country before asking for a quote
Rang Orar
Influence
Page
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Kathol Rift

Population6.928 billion

CapitalCitadel
LeaderRang Orar

CurrencyChit
AnimalThunderbird

The Interim DADministration of Kathol Rift is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Rang Orar with an even hand, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, daily referendums, and vat-grown people. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 6.928 billion Kathols enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, liberal, socially-minded government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Citadel. The average income tax rate is 99.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Kathol economy, worth a remarkable 1,797 trillion Chits 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 259,431 Chits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The installation of street lights across remote goat tracks has left citizens bemused, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain, friendly fire incidents usually result in severe burns, and the nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kathol Rift's national animal is the Thunderbird, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Kathol Rift is ranked 274,821st in the world and 9,884th in the Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -26.15 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Patriotic: 648thMost Scientifically Advanced: 751stMost Valuable International Artwork: 940thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 950thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,116thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,241stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,255thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,338thMost Developed: 1,343rdLargest Governments: 1,441stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,530thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,561stHealthiest Citizens: 1,632ndSmartest Citizens: 1,657thLowest Crime Rates: 1,760thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,820thMost Inclusive: 1,868thTop
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Most Secular: 3,329thHighest Average Incomes: 3,589thSafest: 3,985thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,250thHighest Food Quality: 4,552ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,875thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,129thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,412thMost Efficient Economies: 5,604thBest Weather: 5,987thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,050thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,321stRudest Citizens: 6,819thHighest Economic Output: 11,076thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,296thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,695thMost Influential: 13,277thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,404thMost Income Equality: 14,677thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,572ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 26,194th
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Most Patriotic: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 28th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 29th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 30th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 31st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 32nd in the regionMost Developed: 38th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 40th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 40th in the regionMost Inclusive: 40th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 41st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 41st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 43rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 43rd in the regionLargest Governments: 44th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 45th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 60th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 85th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 87th in the regionMost Secular: 87th in the regionTop
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Safest: 100th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 106th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 106th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 115th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 126th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 132nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 143rd in the regionBest Weather: 148th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 148th in the regionRudest Citizens: 161st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 177th in the regionMost Influential: 197th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 226th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 257th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 267th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 318th in the regionMost Stationary: 331st in the regionLargest Populations: 368th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 516th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 653rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 689th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 708th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 946th in the region

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