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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 877thMost Influential: 1,255thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,333rd
The Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
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Government of Keistann
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Keistann Ray

Population3.204 billion

LeaderGovernment of Keistann
FaithDC Orthodox


The Republic of Keistann Ray is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Government of Keistann with an iron fist, and renowned for its parental licensing program, daily referendums, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.204 billion Central Lanterns are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Holland. The average income tax rate is 90.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Central Lantern economy, worth 553 trillion Dollars 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Arms Manufacturing, Retail, Information Technology, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. 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 an impressive 172,865 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

"What's the Frequency, Government of Keistann?" is a favorite phrase of backyard radio broadcasters when interrupting official diplomatic channels, armed war-criminals gain asylum if deemed 'fabulous' enough, ritual mummification is making a comeback, and the government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Keistann Ray's national animal is the dolphin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is DC Orthodox.

Keistann Ray is ranked 195,044th in the world and 7,914th in The North Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 25.43 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 877thMost Influential: 1,255thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,333rdLargest Insurance Industry: 1,385thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,027thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,118thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,054thLargest Black Market: 4,071stMost Corrupt Governments: 4,354thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,463rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,062ndMost Efficient Economies: 6,212thLargest Retail Industry: 6,235thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,426thMost Devout: 8,273rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,926thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,385thHighest Average Incomes: 9,930thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,340thLargest Governments: 11,222ndMost Armed: 12,016thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 12,779thMost Cultured: 14,800thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,818thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,874thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,880thMost Developed: 15,175thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,296thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,042ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 20,163rd
Largest Insurance Industry: 28th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 80th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 89th in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 128th in the regionLargest Black Market: 177th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 218th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 226th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 318th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 324th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 345th in the regionMost Devout: 355th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 356th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 394th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 415th in the regionMost Armed: 421st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 444th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 465th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 471st in the regionTop
Most Influential: 518th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 557th in the regionLargest Governments: 565th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 613th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 668th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 677th in the regionMost Cultured: 749th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 802nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 820th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 856th in the regionMost Developed: 859th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 860th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Keistann Ray was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Atlunartemis.
  • : Keistann Ray was endorsed by The Democratic States of Britle.
  • : Following new legislation in Keistann Ray, the government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters.
  • : Following new legislation in Keistann Ray, ritual mummification is making a comeback.
  • : Following new legislation in Keistann Ray, armed war-criminals gain asylum if deemed 'fabulous' enough.
  • : Following new legislation in Keistann Ray, "What's the Frequency, Government of Keistann?" is a favorite phrase of backyard radio broadcasters when interrupting official diplomatic channels.
  • : Following new legislation in Keistann Ray, missionaries learn the hard way that their piercing spiritual insights are no match for arrows.
  • : Following new legislation in Keistann Ray, signs saying "No Poor People or Weirdoes" are common outside shops and cafés.
  • : Keistann Ray was endorsed by The Republic of Tsandonown.
  • : Following new legislation in Keistann Ray, politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 209 » Orado, Yaorozu, Runeda, The Rhein States, Notyoutopia, Siwale, Loutsland, Corfad, Territorio di Nessuno, Selfgradatude, Dar es Saalam, Koda-Land, Guer Aike, Ravendi, United Kahndaq, 1 very fast endotarter, Dreadton, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Wineclaw, Joodey, Dabarastan, Ethnon, McMasterdonia, Shibutani, Frances Francis the First of France, Seenvorland, Sunto, Xentherida, Viridiann, Sundred, The Tampa Bay Rays, Sil Dorsett, Bearical, PlanetPunk, North Bratislava, Newpromisedland, Trillius, Zyvetskistaahn, Daiz, Holy Oranz, Interdimensional Zone, Shadowrik, Glurponia, Empy, Kranostav, El Fiji Grande, Vincone Cae, Pallaith, Gnomewatchers, The Iron Lions, and 159 others.Steampunk Ariel, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Valentine Z, Fendlium, Volstokn, Napnomadia, Great Bights Mum, Hamerica, PotatoFarmers, Merconitonitopia, Wilkshire, Moubarakistan, Xagill, Universal State Formula, The New Communist Republic Of States, The Stratosphere Islands, The Endless Eventide, Votak Matim, Tachycardia, Omnistria, Clan Spaniel, Diodone, Crader, SORT, Yokciq Empire, Antiyard, Malta Comino Gozo, Zecit, Varola, Nistriabar, The Windmilluminati, New Lakemba, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Unshleepd, Hyphen, Kingdom Of Manaf, Maott, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Zeternia, Astronomical, The Serdey Islands, Fauzjhia, Greater Pittsburgh, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Sikol, Zzozona, Former English Colony, Prydania, I Like Killing people, Asoc lon, Libertania Democratica, Kocherian, The Calabash Protectorate, Seanat, U S Eh, Brucklania, Solskjar, Highton Islands, Xyrron, Madjack, Simone Republic, Kragsgale, Xipher, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Innocentic, Andexia, Heilhum Imperius, WeKnow, Pokemanland, Harjad, Aerilia, Cretox State, Morover, Eywaan, Unsophisticate, Lulubellia, Hardscrabble, Elvoreto, Outer Shenendoah, Chips and Guac, Navsland, Magna Banitia, A Salmon Named Harold, Republica Guilleana, East Akra, Draconian Progression, Religioncord, Pytong, Bankowiata, Kazoo Basin, Pasargad, Khoik, Ozstan, Imperial Pieserged, Sevinland, Maratabat, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Free Atlantis, Slyakanya, Odelinor, Nodnarb, The Jerichowan Country, Yellops, Climeria, Seijitsu, Blyskalia, Port Naga, Darkmondoria, Galbadiana, Godwanna, Svenskskit, Bharathvarsh, Wisconsota, His Enduring Majesty, Star Kingdom, Planes, The Mazur Empire, Colfes, Nalver And, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Sachi, Strongwill, Otakus and Weebs, Barabolia, Vesteysia, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Ellbonnia, Texanz, Solimun, Zemnaya Svoboda, Travislavania, Free Salvation, Figyjharli, Svenskan, Wapistan, Sanjurika, Trumpski, Greater Afroeurasia, Dangine, Questann, Lol2639, Siforpeo, Tyirza, Super Girl, Aryan Homeland, BTProductions, Mon Island, Alexander the Magnus, Venicea, Uzbek Khan, New Celoveniortan, Siberian Workforce, Defense For The World Assembly, Tsandonown, Britle, and Atlunartemis.

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