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Largest Gambling Industry: 9,009thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,804thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,227th
The Kingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
There is Plenty of Sea in the Fish
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Civil Rights
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Political Freedom
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Keen Trident

Population344 million

CurrencySeaBlades
AnimalSea Fish

The Kingdom of Keen Trident is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, state-planned economy, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 344 million Keen Tridentians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 36.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Keen Tridentian economy, worth 21.0 trillion SeaBladeses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Gambling, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Cheese Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 61,138 SeaBladeses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Spoiler warnings are now given out before political speeches, fashion magazine covers finally display realistic body images following photo-manipulation becoming illegal, voting is compulsory, and one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Keen Trident's national animal is the Sea Fish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Keen Trident is ranked 125,829th in the world and 4,111th in Lazarus for Most Primitive, scoring -68.64 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 9,009thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,804thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,227thTop
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Best Weather: 17,875thMost Influential: 19,937th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 378th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 494th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 503rd in the regionMost Influential: 506th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Keen Trident, one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber.
  • : Following new legislation in Keen Trident, voting is compulsory.
  • : Following new legislation in Keen Trident, fashion magazine covers finally display realistic body images following photo-manipulation becoming illegal.
  • : Following new legislation in Keen Trident, spoiler warnings are now given out before political speeches.
  • : Following new legislation in Keen Trident, film studios own the rights to actors' likenesses until the next millennium.
  • : Following new legislation in Keen Trident, the art of conversation has been rediscovered.
  • : Following new legislation in Keen Trident, citizens are strongly encouraged to breathe less so as to limit the carbon footprint.
  • : Following new legislation in Keen Trident, there have been sightings of people walking around dressed in nothing but leopard-skin g-strings for 'religious reasons'.
  • : Following new legislation in Keen Trident, sharks are enjoying their deliveries of canned food.
  • : Keen Trident resigned from the World Assembly.

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