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Least Corrupt Governments: 449th Most Rebellious Youth: 717th Largest Publishing Industry: 901st
The Conch Republic of
New York Times Democracy
We seceded where others failed.
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Key West

Population13.205 billion

CapitalMallory Square
LeaderPresident Katherine Holmes Brown
FaithAnglicanism

CurrencyConch Dollar
AnimalPelican

The Conch Republic of Key West is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by President Katherine Holmes Brown with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, free-roaming dinosaurs, and national health service. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 13.205 billion Conchs enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Education, although Environment and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mallory Square. The average income tax rate is 36.8%.

The frighteningly efficient a Conch economy, worth a remarkable 1,487 trillion Conch Dollars a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Gambling. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 112,677 Conch Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.

Millions of Conchs are excellent swimmers, advertisements for jobs in the sciences run in fashion magazines, neon signs promoting safe driving often distract drivers, and textbooks are exactly twice as heavy as they used to be. Crime is totally unknown. Key West's national animal is the Pelican, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Anglicanism.

Key West is ranked 17,260th in the world and 526th in Balder for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 449thMost Rebellious Youth: 717thLargest Publishing Industry: 901stMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,308thSafest: 1,488thTop
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Most Pacifist: 1,822ndNicest Citizens: 1,846thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,144thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,461stMost Developed: 2,670thMost Inclusive: 2,900thSmartest Citizens: 3,259thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,371stBest Weather: 3,500thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,739thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,763rdMost Advanced Public Education: 4,891stMost Cultured: 6,550thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,974thHealthiest Citizens: 7,065thHighest Drug Use: 8,241stTop
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Highest Economic Output: 9,015thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,617thMost Efficient Economies: 13,223rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 13,584thLargest Populations: 14,095thMost Secular: 15,441stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,677th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 27th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 27th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 42nd in the regionSafest: 58th in the regionNicest Citizens: 62nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 73rd in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 78th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 80th in the regionMost Developed: 103rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 111th in the regionMost Inclusive: 111th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 128th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 135th in the regionBest Weather: 146th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 220th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 230th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 250th in the regionMost Cultured: 304th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 350th in the regionLargest Populations: 357th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 360th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 391st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 486th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 526th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Key West was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Key West, textbooks are exactly twice as heavy as they used to be.
  • : Following new legislation in Key West, neon signs promoting safe driving often distract drivers.
  • : Following new legislation in Key West, advertisements for jobs in the sciences run in fashion magazines.
  • : Following new legislation in Key West, millions of Conchs are excellent swimmers.
  • : Key West was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Key West, pop sensation "Jack and the Holograms" is storming the charts.
  • : Following new legislation in Key West, economists have been named Invertebrates of the Year.
  • : Key West altered its national flag.
  • : Key West was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.

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