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Most Authoritarian: 5,884thMost Income Equality: 12,944thHighest Average Tax Rates: 26,804th
The Hangate of
Psychotic Dictatorship
T'uang ti Amarnani
Rasta Hang
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Struggling
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Kilat

Population7.126 billion

CapitalAmantapurna
LeaderRasta Hang
FaithKilatese Syncretism

Currencykanamarti
Animalgiant yak

The Hangate of Kilat is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Rasta Hang with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, state-planned economy, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 7.126 billion Kilatis are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Spirituality, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Amantapurna. The average income tax rate is 72.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Kilati economy, worth 125 trillion kanamartis a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 17,663 kanamartis, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Kilat has designated Amantapurna as its capital city, Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume, Rasta Hang has just been declared ruler of Kilat in an international press conference, and the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kilat's national animal is the giant yak, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Kilatese Syncretism.

Kilat is ranked 159,170th in the world and 191st in The Western Isles for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 957.91 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Highest Average Tax Rates: 26,804th
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Most Authoritarian: 4th in the regionMost Extreme: 7th in the regionMost Income Equality: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 22nd in the region

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