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Most Scientifically Advanced: 888thMost Influential: 975thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,698th
The Federal Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Peace, Prosperity and Advancement
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population6.254 billion

CapitalCity of Keswickholt
LeaderEmpress Rebecca

CurrencyImperial Token

The Federal Empire of Keswickholt is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Empress Rebecca with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, vat-grown people, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, hard-working, humorless population of 6.254 billion Keswickholtians 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of City of Keswickholt. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 90.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Keswickholtian economy, worth a remarkable 1,549 trillion Imperial Tokens a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 247,823 Imperial Tokens, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 841,594 per year while the poor average 53,838, a ratio of 15.6 to 1.

Employees who skip lunch to avoid sub-par cafeteria food risk getting fired, the government is pouring billions into replacement brains, one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man, and government fact-checkers use surprising amounts of high explosive. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. 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 13,211th in the world and 216th in 10000 Islands for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 10,138.72 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,814thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,106thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,160thHealthiest Citizens: 3,389thLowest Crime Rates: 3,651stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,939thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,980thHighest Average Incomes: 4,081stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,208thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,425thLargest Governments: 4,537thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,140thMost Cultured: 5,439thRudest Citizens: 6,093rdHighest Food Quality: 6,165thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,642ndMost Patriotic: 7,397thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,508thMost Secular: 7,705thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,915thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,630thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,661stMost Corrupt Governments: 10,155thMost Inclusive: 10,551stTop
Highest Economic Output: 12,963rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,023rdLargest Publishing Industry: 13,211thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,892ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,020thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,056thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18,833rdMost Stationary: 23,852ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 24,040thLargest Agricultural Sector: 24,215th
Most Scientifically Advanced: 24th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 39th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 40th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 40th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 50th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 54th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 55th in the regionMost Developed: 56th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 60th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 61st in the regionMost Patriotic: 72nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 73rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 73rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 74th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 76th in the regionLargest Governments: 80th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 80th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 85th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 86th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 86th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 87th in the regionMost Influential: 102nd in the regionMost Cultured: 102nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 102nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 109th in the regionMost Secular: 126th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 126th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 134th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 137th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 143rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 146th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 147th in the region

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