by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 2,138thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,491stHealthiest Citizens: 4,021st
The United Kingdom of
Father Knows Best State
Libertas, pax omnia prosperaque
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.373 billion

CapitalCity of Keswickholt
LeaderKing William


The United Kingdom of Keswickholt is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by King William with an iron fist, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, national health service, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, cynical population of 2.373 billion Keswickholtians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of City of Keswickholt. The average income tax rate is 69.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Keswickholtian economy, worth 333 trillion Tokens a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 140,503 Tokens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.

Only vaccinated citizens may have free healthcare, the government supplies ragtag bands of resistance fighters in exchange for vague promises of future payment, young and brooding teens are welcomed with open arms to the Dogwarts School of Strangeness and Sorcery, and space shuttles are lying silent on the runway till the Space Agency can work out how to fit a creche and a meditation room into their next spacecraft. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Keswickholt's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Deism.

Keswickholt is ranked 5,318th in the world and 238th in 10000 Islands for Most Influential, scoring 12,708 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Most Secular: 2,138thTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,491stHealthiest Citizens: 4,021stMost Influential: 5,318thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,347thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,454thSafest: 5,805thLowest Crime Rates: 5,949thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,066thBest Weather: 7,243rdMost Cultured: 7,273rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,492ndNicest Citizens: 7,573rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,747thMost Developed: 8,126thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,304thMost Pacifist: 9,860thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,075thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,003rdTop
Smartest Citizens: 11,818thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,446thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,079thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,762ndHighest Average Incomes: 15,818thMost Efficient Economies: 15,881stMost Inclusive: 16,267thLargest Governments: 16,937thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,319thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19,398thLargest Publishing Industry: 20,021stHighest Poor Incomes: 21,943rd
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 25th in the regionMost Secular: 44th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 83rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 90th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 103rd in the regionSafest: 113th in the regionMost Cultured: 124th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 140th in the region

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