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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,475th Most Compassionate Citizens: 3,239th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,883rd
The Parliamentary Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Force, Liberté, Honneur
Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Parliamentary Republic of Kernansquillec is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by the Prime Minister with an even hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, pith helmet sales, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, democratic population of 10.475 billion Kernansquillecians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kernansquillec City. The average income tax rate is 95.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Kernansquillecian economy, worth a remarkable 1,179 trillion Urbks a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 112,647 Urbks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Travel bureaus double as recruiting centers for national intelligence agencies, colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Kernansquillecian Liberator", religious people are committed to mental institutions for treatment, and books are so highly regarded in Kernansquillec that libraries are often revered as holy shrines. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kernansquillec's national animal is the Kernansquillecan Horse, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Kernansquillec is ranked 176,301st in the world and 124th in Rushmore for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -16.7 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,475thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,239thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,883rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,962ndMost Advanced Public Education: 4,060thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,326thNicest Citizens: 4,439thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,997thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,532ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,367thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,798thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,123rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,194thMost Developed: 7,261stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,396thLargest Governments: 7,463rdSmartest Citizens: 7,550thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,126thSafest: 8,128thHighest Economic Output: 8,592ndTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 9,041stMost Rebellious Youth: 11,998thLargest Populations: 12,125thMost Cultured: 13,148thLowest Crime Rates: 13,629thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,721stMost Subsidized Industry: 15,326thMost Secular: 16,114th
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Most Developed: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionSafest: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 9th in the regionMost Inclusive: 9th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 11th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Income Equality: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the region

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