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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,812th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 12,684th
The Protectorate of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Glory to the Commonwealth!
Influence
Unproven
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Superb

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Kontolops

Population8 million

CurrencyNomismas
AnimalEagle

The Protectorate of Kontolops is a tiny, genial nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, zero percent divorce rate, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 8 million Kontolopsians 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 medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 36.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Kontolopsian economy, worth 416 billion Nomismas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is 52,067 Nomismas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Mining safety laws are often more expensive than what's being mined, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits, young girls and senior citizens alike can be spotted wearing colourful short shorts, and the nation's largest export is socialist agitators. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Kontolops's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Kontolops is ranked 53,315th in the world and 2,068th in the South Pacific for Nudest, with 160.5 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,812thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12,684th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 331st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 343rd in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 736th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Kontolops, the nation's largest export is socialist agitators.
  • : Following new legislation in Kontolops, young girls and senior citizens alike can be spotted wearing colourful short shorts.
  • : Following new legislation in Kontolops, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits.
  • : Following new legislation in Kontolops, mining safety laws are often more expensive than what's being mined.
  • : Kontolops was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Kontolops, the country's population is reported with a margin of error of several billions.
  • : Following new legislation in Kontolops, passionate nomination battles are often as intense as general elections.
  • : Following new legislation in Kontolops, it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools.
  • : Following new legislation in Kontolops, t-shirts displaying a photo of Leader performing the Full-Monty are selling out.
  • : Following new legislation in Kontolops, the Kontolops Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise.

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