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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 531stMost Influential: 1,039thMost Pacifist: 3,807th
The United Socialist States of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
There's no rest for a Keldon
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.788 billion

CapitalThe Mountain
LeaderGrand Warlord Radha
FaithThe Book of Keld

CurrencyRed Mana

The United Socialist States of Keld is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Grand Warlord Radha with an even hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, keen interest in outer space, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.788 billion Keldians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Mountain. The average income tax rate is 88.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Keldian economy, worth 211 trillion Red Manas 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 dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 118,348 Red Manas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Keldian husbands are dead good at fathering kids, the Keld Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon', passengers often cause a stink on public transport, and billions are being spent on a new island airport. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Keld's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is The Book of Keld.

Keld is ranked 255,803rd in the world and 13,235th in The North Pacific for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.8 crimes per hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 531stMost Influential: 1,039thTop
Most Pacifist: 3,807thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,118thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,690thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,841stLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,126thSafest: 6,096thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,711thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,976thNicest Citizens: 7,189thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,243rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,268thMost Inclusive: 8,071stMost Advanced Public Education: 8,670thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,295thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,394thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,010thHighest Food Quality: 10,555thHealthiest Citizens: 10,619thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,629thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,952ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,722ndSmartest Citizens: 13,014thMost Secular: 13,389thTop
Largest Governments: 14,141stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,360thLowest Crime Rates: 14,505thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,850thMost Developed: 14,984thMost Cultured: 15,412thMost Rebellious Youth: 16,205thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,499thMost Income Equality: 18,332ndBest Weather: 19,048thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,516thMost Subsidized Industry: 23,170thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 25,474thHighest Average Incomes: 26,848th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 175th in the regionMost Pacifist: 218th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 229th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 245th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 266th in the regionMost Influential: 300th in the regionSafest: 347th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 348th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 406th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 411th in the regionNicest Citizens: 415th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 423rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 428th in the regionMost Inclusive: 482nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 483rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 484th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 514th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 535th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 561st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 567th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 575th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 614th in the regionMost Secular: 641st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 645th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 671st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 692nd in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 719th in the regionLargest Governments: 727th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 736th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 774th in the regionMost Cultured: 793rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 809th in the regionMost Developed: 840th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 901st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 902nd in the regionBest Weather: 964th in the regionMost Income Equality: 966th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1,013th in the regionNudest: 1,044th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1,123rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1,270th in the region

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