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Most Income Equality: 105th Largest Populations: 3,029th Most Extreme: 9,201st
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The Queen's State of Kellestine is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by The Governor with a fair hand, and notable for its punitive income tax rates, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 21.284 billion Kellestineans 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, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 79.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Kellestinean economy, worth 99.0 trillion betales a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 4,650 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

None has been named as Kellestine's national religion, the people are famous throughout the region for their bleached-white teeth, the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence, and The Governor has just been declared ruler of Kellestine in an international press conference. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kellestine's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is none.

Kellestine is ranked 105th in the world and 13th in Ancient Lands for Most Income Equality, scoring 100 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Most Income Equality: 105thTop
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Largest Populations: 3,029thTop
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Most Extreme: 9,201stHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,420thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,641stMost Politically Free: 15,979thLeast Corrupt Governments: 16,944th
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Lowest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionSafest: 12th in the regionMost Income Equality: 13th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 17th in the regionLargest Governments: 18th in the regionNicest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 28th in the regionMost Pacifist: 34th in the regionMost Devout: 36th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 40th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 52nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 61st in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 72nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 85th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 123rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Kellestine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Kellestine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Kellestine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Kellestine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Kellestine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Kellestine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Kellestine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Kellestine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Kellestine voted for The Incorporated NationStates of NewTexas in Round 2 of the election.
  • : Kellestine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Income Equality, the Top 5% for Largest Populations and Most Extreme, and the Top 10% for Least Corrupt Governments and Most Extensive Civil Rights.

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