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Largest Agricultural Sector: 306th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 444th Largest Publishing Industry: 873rd
The Holy Blue Irish Wonderland of
Corporate Bordello
One Day as a Lion
Regional Influence
Handshaker
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Holy Blue Irish Wonderland of Keronika is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Sir Daniel with a fair hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, otherworldly petting zoo, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 10.893 billion Keronikans are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of London. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Keronikan economy, worth a remarkable 3,189 trillion pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an amazing 292,843 pounds, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 961,925 per year while the poor average 66,856, a ratio of 14.4 to 1.

Soldiers are equipped with multi-million pound battlesuits, Members of Parliament operate under a PAYE scheme, military spending is on the increase, and interest rates mysteriously drop whenever the CBK Governor goes house hunting. Crime is totally unknown. Keronika's national animal is the sasquatch, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Charismatic Wiccan Scientists.

Keronika is ranked 3,941st in the world and 8th in The Kingdom of Great Britain for Longest Average Lifespans, with 90.56 Years.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 306thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 444thLargest Publishing Industry: 873rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,016thMost Cultured: 1,184thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,204thHighest Average Incomes: 1,252ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,391stMost Influential: 1,694thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,824thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,041stLargest Insurance Industry: 2,080thHighest Economic Output: 2,145thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,308thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,657thSmartest Citizens: 2,876thLargest Retail Industry: 2,964thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,075thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,090thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,220thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,568thMost Developed: 3,571stLongest Average Lifespans: 3,941stMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,316thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,725thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,763rdLargest Governments: 6,990thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 9,663rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,677thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,311thMost Inclusive: 10,487thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,000thMost Devout: 11,109thLargest Black Market: 11,290thLargest Populations: 11,313thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,109thRudest Citizens: 15,724thLargest Gambling Industry: 16,437th
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Highest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Black Market: 16th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 18th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 26th in the regionMost Inclusive: 29th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 34th in the regionMost Devout: 37th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 43rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 51st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 52nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 53rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 58th in the region

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