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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,339thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,370thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,608th
The Earth Republic of
New York Times Democracy
Peace Progress Prosperity
President Monroe
Influence
Instigator
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Kelmet

Population16.284 billion

CapitalElysium
LeaderPresident Monroe
FaithSecular Christianity

CurrencyCredit
AnimalPhoenix

The Earth Republic of Kelmet is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Monroe with a fair hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, ubiquitous missile silos, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 16.284 billion Kelians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Elysium. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Kelian economy, worth a remarkable 3,417 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 209,838 Credits, with the richest citizens earning 5.7 times as much as the poorest.

Foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle, in a fit of passion President Monroe has shredded thirty years' worth of petitions, community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common, and 'To Regulate And Beyond' is the unofficial motto of the Kelian Space Agency. Crime is totally unknown. Kelmet's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Secular Christianity.

Kelmet is ranked 4,304th in the world and 2nd in Ankh Mauta for Safest, scoring 130.14 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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1%
Least Corrupt Governments: 1,339thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,370thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,608thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,724thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,751stLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,018thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,042ndTop
5%
Highest Economic Output: 3,379thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,721stMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,226thSafest: 4,304thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,436thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,599thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,083rdHighest Average Incomes: 5,585thMost Cultured: 5,883rdMost Efficient Economies: 5,888thHealthiest Citizens: 6,167thSmartest Citizens: 6,345thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,811thMost Developed: 8,678thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,774thBest Weather: 9,816thLargest Populations: 10,462ndTop
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Most Armed: 10,923rdMost Beautiful Environments: 12,528thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,134thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,704thMost Rebellious Youth: 17,974thMost Influential: 18,725thMost Stationary: 19,138thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,180th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Kelmet was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Kelmet was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Kelmet was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Kelmet was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector and Most Scientifically Advanced, the Top 5% for Best Weather and Most Armed, and the Top 10% for Most Stationary.
  • : Kelmet's influence in Ankh Mauta rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • : Kelmet's influence in Ankh Mauta rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • : Kelmet was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Kelmet was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Kelmet was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth and Most Influential.
  • : Kelmet was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.

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