by Max Barry

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Largest Populations: 10,511th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,965th Most Income Equality: 14,186th
The Calling Occupants of
Democratic Socialists
Klaatu barada nikto
Regional Influence
Dominator
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The Calling Occupants of Klaatu is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its punitive income tax rates, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 11.403 billion Klaatuans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Policy, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Klaatu City. The average income tax rate is 78.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Klaatuan economy, worth 454 trillion nons a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Furniture Restoration, and Tourism. Average income is 39,872 nons, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

International tensions are high as Klaatu threatens any government with the audacity to arrest its citizens, white strait-jackets are the new orange jumpsuits, the nation's politicians are acknowledged as the most polite in the region to the dismay of comedians everywhere, and people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Klaatu's national animal is the ibex, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Klaatu is ranked 40,240th in the world and 2nd in Vectis for Most Devout, with 673.41 Prayers Per Hour.

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Largest Populations: 10,511thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,965thMost Income Equality: 14,186thMost Cheerful Citizens: 16,333rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,560th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Klaatu was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Klaatu, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight.
  • : Klaatu lodged a message on the The Scandalian Alliance Regional Message Board.
  • : Klaatu updated the World Factbook entry in Vectis.
  • : Following new legislation in Klaatu, the nation's politicians are acknowledged as the most polite in the region to the dismay of comedians everywhere.
  • : Following new legislation in Klaatu, white strait-jackets are the new orange jumpsuits.
  • : Following new legislation in Klaatu, international tensions are high as Klaatu threatens any government with the audacity to arrest its citizens.
  • : Klaatu was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Klaatu, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread.
  • : Following new legislation in Klaatu, birth rates have hit an all-time low.

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