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Most Influential: 1,691stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,694thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,049th
The People's Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Steadfast fortitude
Atlas
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Kirrlark

Population4.193 billion

CapitalAtla
LeaderAtlas
FaithNone

CurrencyPurny
AnimalGrey Lynx

The People's Republic of Kirrlark is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Atlas with an even hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, national health service, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.193 billion Kirrlarkians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Welfare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Atla. The average income tax rate is 23.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Kirrlarkian economy, worth 231 trillion Purnies a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 55,329 Purnies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Advertisements for jobs in the sciences run in fashion magazines, the installation of street lights across remote goat tracks has left citizens bemused, traveller camps regularly block five-lane superhighways, and the fire brigade often deal with cases of burnt toast. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Kirrlark's national animal is the Grey Lynx, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is None.

Kirrlark is ranked 149,950th in the world and 779th in The Communist Bloc for Most Patriotic, with 9.13 flags saluted per person per day.

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Most Influential: 1,691stTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,694thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,049thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,257thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 18,772ndNicest Citizens: 26,358thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 27,701st
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 61st in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 87th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 118th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 131st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 132nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 134th in the region

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