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Largest Populations: 782nd Largest Welfare Programs: 902nd Most Beautiful Environments: 1,051st
The Socialist Commonwealth of
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Unum Cum Virtute Multorum
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Squire
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
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Kelssek

Population30.326 billion

CapitalNeorvins
LeaderParliament

Currencyloonie
Animalpolar bear

The Socialist Commonwealth of Kelssek is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Parliament with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 30.326 billion Kelssekians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neorvins. The average income tax rate is 95.4%.

The very strong Kelssekian economy, worth a remarkable 3,433 trillion loonies a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 113,224 loonies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Stoned tourists don't tend to remember much about their holidays here, unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves, citizens cannot change their light bulbs without approval from an international committee, and Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kelssek's national animal is the polar bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Kelssek is ranked 31,340th in the world and 862nd in The East Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 146.76 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Largest Populations: 782ndLargest Welfare Programs: 902ndMost Beautiful Environments: 1,051stBest Weather: 1,374thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,623rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,632ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,688thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 1,727thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,806thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,089thHighest Economic Output: 2,183rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,353rdMost Advanced Public Education: 2,454thMost Cultured: 2,584thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,709thMost Influential: 3,123rdSmartest Citizens: 3,470thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,164thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,399thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,979thNicest Citizens: 5,342ndMost Pacifist: 5,461stMost Stationary: 5,586thLargest Governments: 5,831stSafest: 7,419thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,486thNudest: 8,231stHealthiest Citizens: 8,359thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 11,350thHighest Drug Use: 12,009thLowest Crime Rates: 13,464thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 13,645thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,221stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,968thMost Developed: 15,353rd
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Largest Populations: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 16th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 29th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 29th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 30th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 34th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 36th in the regionBest Weather: 38th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 42nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 44th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 49th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 53rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 58th in the regionMost Cultured: 69th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 89th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 90th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 94th in the regionMost Stationary: 108th in the regionMost Influential: 115th in the regionLargest Governments: 122nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 143rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 149th in the regionMost Pacifist: 151st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 156th in the regionSafest: 189th in the regionNudest: 192nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 203rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 212th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 293rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 305th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 312th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 327th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 427th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 441st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 578th in the regionMost Inclusive: 619th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 622nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 634th in the regionMost Secular: 701st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 728th in the region

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