by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 98th Largest Populations: 2,864th Most Extreme: 11,876th
The Queen's State of
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The Governor
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Population22.838 billion

LeaderThe Governor


The Queen's State of Kellestine is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by The Governor with a fair hand, and remarkable for its punitive income tax rates, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 22.838 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 large but stagnant Kellestinean economy, worth 106 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 95,001st in the world and 298th in Ancient Lands for Most Authoritarian, with 0.18 Stalins.

Most Income Equality: 98thTop
Largest Populations: 2,864thTop
Most Extreme: 11,876thMost Stationary: 14,571stHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,764thMost Politically Free: 15,001stLeast Corrupt Governments: 16,767th
Lowest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionSafest: 12th in the regionMost Income Equality: 13th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 18th in the regionLargest Governments: 18th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 24th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 28th in the regionMost Pacifist: 34th in the regionMost Devout: 37th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 42nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 50th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 65th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 72nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 90th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 120th in the region

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