by Max Barry

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 471stMost Advanced Public Transport: 943rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,102nd
The Socialist Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
The will of the people leads to victory
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population11.887 billion

LeaderOkja Nerkutoa

AnimalAnkili dragon

The Socialist Republic of Kergstan is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Okja Nerkutoa with a fair hand, and renowned for its national health service, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 11.887 billion Kergstanis enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Almatar. The average income tax rate is 98.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Kergstani economy, worth a remarkable 1,644 trillion Tares a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 138,315 Tares, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Doctors prescribe videos of political debates to patients with insomnia, political detractors refer to Okja Nerkutoa as 'that Bigtopian puppet', the weather report is the prisoners' favourite programme, and community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kergstan's national animal is the Ankili dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Kergstan is ranked 261,350th in the world and 1,756th in The Communist Bloc for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -13.02 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 471stMost Advanced Public Transport: 943rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,102ndLargest Welfare Programs: 1,610thMost Pacifist: 2,219thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,243rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,418thTop
Safest: 2,901stMost Advanced Public Education: 3,215thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,599thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,744thLargest Governments: 3,753rdNicest Citizens: 3,855thLowest Crime Rates: 4,483rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,620thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,091stMost Inclusive: 5,311thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,351stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,750thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,947thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,997thMost Developed: 6,139thHighest Food Quality: 6,487thMost Cultured: 7,360thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,817thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,179thHealthiest Citizens: 8,619thSmartest Citizens: 10,149thBest Weather: 10,261stHighest Economic Output: 11,993rdTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 13,690thMost Secular: 15,652ndMost Efficient Economies: 17,141stLeast Corrupt Governments: 17,524thHighest Average Incomes: 18,653rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21,654thMost Income Equality: 23,422ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 26,073rdLargest Populations: 27,033rd
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 25th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 36th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 44th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 46th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 47th in the regionMost Pacifist: 48th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 51st in the regionSafest: 58th in the regionLargest Populations: 64th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 65th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 68th in the regionLargest Governments: 75th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 85th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 87th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 87th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 96th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 101st in the regionNicest Citizens: 103rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 104th in the regionMost Cultured: 104th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 107th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 124th in the regionMost Developed: 132nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 133rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 142nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 160th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 165th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 168th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 174th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 184th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 191st in the regionBest Weather: 194th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Kergstan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Kergstan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Kergstan's influence in The Communist Bloc rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Kergstan relocated from Lazarus to The Communist Bloc.
  • : Kergstan altered its national flag.
  • : Kergstan was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Kergstan ceased to exist in Balder.
  • : Kergstan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Kergstan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Kergstan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.