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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,111thMost Influential: 2,950thBest Weather: 2,991st
The Poblacht Chónaidhme of
Left-wing Utopia
Do na daoine, agus don phoblacht!
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Population9.721 billion

LeaderPresident Arthur Higgins
FaithState Secularism

AnimalRed Deer

The Poblacht Chónaidhme of Kilkire is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by President Arthur Higgins with a fair hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, smutty television, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 9.721 billion Kilkireans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cill-Airne. The average income tax rate is 72.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Kilkirean economy, worth a remarkable 1,518 trillion Araseos a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 156,187 Araseos, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Dreams of entering the Super League have been relegated to the history books, it's believed that women's brains will overheat if they think for themselves, national park visitors are reporting a rash of poison ivy sightings, and Little League matches are often attended by riot police with water cannon... just in case. Crime is totally unknown. Kilkire's national animal is the Red Deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is State Secularism.

Kilkire is ranked 271,185th in the world and 11,876th in The East Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -16.25 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,111thTop
Most Influential: 2,950thBest Weather: 2,991stMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,393rdNicest Citizens: 3,444thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,590thMost Inclusive: 3,598thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,948thHighest Food Quality: 4,280thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,618thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,134thMost Pacifist: 5,349thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,405thHealthiest Citizens: 6,218thSmartest Citizens: 6,387thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,458thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,692ndMost Developed: 6,740thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,059thMost Cultured: 7,252ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,461stMost Rebellious Youth: 8,658thSafest: 10,176thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,458thHighest Economic Output: 13,535thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 14,170thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,251stLargest Welfare Programs: 15,150thMost Secular: 15,218thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,399thLargest Governments: 17,107thLowest Crime Rates: 18,753rdMost Efficient Economies: 19,721stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 22,251stHighest Drug Use: 25,758thHighest Average Tax Rates: 26,707thMost Income Equality: 26,789th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 59th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 75th in the regionBest Weather: 89th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 112th in the regionNicest Citizens: 113th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 118th in the regionMost Inclusive: 120th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 122nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 124th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 144th in the regionMost Influential: 153rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 157th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 168th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 171st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 172nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 188th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 190th in the regionMost Cultured: 192nd in the regionMost Developed: 197th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 207th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 211th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 217th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 220th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 237th in the regionLargest Populations: 291st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 336th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 340th in the regionSafest: 343rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 435th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 454th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 461st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 463rd in the regionMost Secular: 465th in the regionLargest Governments: 470th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 527th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 681st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 796th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 808th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 853rd in the region

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