by Max Barry

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Best Weather: 33rd Most Developed: 35th Longest Average Lifespans: 46th
The Democratic States of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
One for all and all for Kia!
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population8.563 billion



The Democratic States of Kiaville is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Kia with a fair hand, and renowned for its smutty television, keen interest in outer space, and otherworldly petting zoo. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.563 billion Kiavilleans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kiatown. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Kiavillean economy, worth a remarkable 2,399 trillion Kronor a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 280,195 Kronor, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations, bins outnumber trees in city parks, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss, and it is illegal to have the wrong clock time showing on your microwave oven. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kiaville's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Kiaville is ranked 169,145th in the world and 6,849th in the Pacific for Most Devout, with 1.58 Prayers Per Hour.

Best Weather: 33rdMost Developed: 35thLongest Average Lifespans: 46thMost Beautiful Environments: 46thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 52ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 75thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 93rdMost Secular: 100thHealthiest Citizens: 121stMost Advanced Public Education: 141stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 160thMost Pacifist: 166thNicest Citizens: 211thMost Compassionate Citizens: 213thHighest Average Tax Rates: 241stLeast Corrupt Governments: 296thMost Subsidized Industry: 310thSafest: 318thLargest Governments: 331stMost Cheerful Citizens: 341stSmartest Citizens: 343rdMost Inclusive: 364thLargest Welfare Programs: 437thLowest Crime Rates: 446thHighest Poor Incomes: 479thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 646thMost Advanced Public Transport: 727thMost Cultured: 1,570thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 1,830thHighest Average Incomes: 2,066thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,415thHighest Economic Output: 4,821stMost Rebellious Youth: 5,025thMost Efficient Economies: 5,121stMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,738thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,356thTop
Most Influential: 8,545thMost Stationary: 8,920thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,961stMost Income Equality: 11,374thNudest: 14,241st
Longest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionSafest: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionMost Inclusive: 9th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 19th in the regionMost Influential: 19th in the regionMost Cultured: 30th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 32nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 61st in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 69th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 82nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 83rd in the regionMost Stationary: 89th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 107th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 154th in the regionLargest Populations: 160th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 261st in the regionNudest: 281st in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 490th in the regionMost Income Equality: 537th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Kiaville, it is illegal to have the wrong clock time showing on your microwave oven.
  • : Following new legislation in Kiaville, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss.
  • : Following new legislation in Kiaville, bins outnumber trees in city parks.
  • : Following new legislation in Kiaville, sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Kiaville, burning twigs to keep warm while lost in the wild is now a felony.
  • : Following new legislation in Kiaville, scientists earn more grant money for reproducing old experiments than trying anything new.
  • : Following new legislation in Kiaville, the nation is currently revamping its entire education system.
  • : Following new legislation in Kiaville, a primitive society is being eroded as its youth flock to the modern world.
  • : Following new legislation in Kiaville, conspiracy theorists allege that the government is spying on them through their carbon monoxide detectors.
  • : Following new legislation in Kiaville, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients.


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