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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 893rd Most Influential: 1,710th Least Corrupt Governments: 7,210th
The Theocratic Technocracy of
New York Times Democracy
Politics is not an exact science.
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend


Population1.887 billion

LeaderVorn Hagen

Animalhouse centipede

The Theocratic Technocracy of Kulgatha is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Vorn Hagen with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, sprawling nuclear power plants, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 1.887 billion Kulgathans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dorn. The average income tax rate is 82.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Kulgathan economy, worth 201 trillion narathems a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 106,959 narathems, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies, frequent fliers are obliged to submit to invasive security procedures by government security, foreign governments are threatened if they so much as mention the word "election", and government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kulgatha's national animal is the house centipede, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Kulgatha is ranked 22,588th in the world and 968th in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 3,238.38 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 893rdMost Influential: 1,710thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 7,210thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,063rdNicest Citizens: 8,180thBest Weather: 9,008thTop
Safest: 9,283rdMost Beautiful Environments: 9,932ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,323rdLongest Average Lifespans: 10,882ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,369thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,504thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,924thSmartest Citizens: 12,065thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,474thMost Inclusive: 12,674thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,241stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,639thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,656thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,768thHealthiest Citizens: 13,892ndLowest Crime Rates: 14,564thMost Pacifist: 14,729thMost Devout: 14,779thMost Developed: 15,725thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,304thLargest Governments: 16,888thMost Cultured: 17,041stMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,992nd
Least Corrupt Governments: 371st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 431st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 439th in the regionNicest Citizens: 450th in the regionSafest: 454th in the regionBest Weather: 484th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 504th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 528th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 529th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 556th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 587th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 608th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 619th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 628th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 632nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 643rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 664th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 678th in the regionMost Influential: 684th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 688th in the regionMost Devout: 706th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 720th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 722nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 732nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 747th in the regionLargest Governments: 749th in the regionMost Pacifist: 786th in the regionMost Cultured: 840th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 846th in the regionMost Developed: 853rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 925th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 956th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 968th in the regionMost Stationary: 1,025th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Kulgatha, government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Kulgatha, foreign governments are threatened if they so much as mention the word "election".
  • : Following new legislation in Kulgatha, frequent fliers are obliged to submit to invasive security procedures by government security.
  • : Kulgatha endorsed The Medicine Cabinet of THX1138.
  • : Kulgatha was endorsed by The Medicine Cabinet of THX1138.
  • : Following new legislation in Kulgatha, military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies.
  • : Following new legislation in Kulgatha, gay couples have to travel to Brancaland to find a church that will actually let them wed.
  • : Following new legislation in Kulgatha, road signs are getting harder to read under layers of knitted woolen cardigans.
  • : Following new legislation in Kulgatha, tax revenue is often intercepted by international accountants before ever seeing the national treasury.
  • : Kulgatha voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Nazi Europa".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 123 » Pallaith, Yaorozu, Siwale, Notyoutopia, Alice Gardens, Sunto, Great Bights Mum, Kwaj, Frances Francis the First of France, Shadowrik, Mercy Land, Enosville, Helido, Holy Oranz, Southern Allican, Malta Comino Gozo, Omicron Persei V111, Sil Dorsett, Sankami, General COE, Bharathvarsh, HMS Unicorn, Friently, South Grand Mountain, Shin-Hachioji, Kingdom of Space, Vszeklina, Wineclaw, Zedeya, Selfgradatude, Diodone, Anima Proxa, McMasterdonia, Sheppey, Yukti, Forunte, Prevaland, Yaris, Kelvaros Prime, Buckerino, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, Seven Hills, Republic of Dixie, Cloydicia, The Lancerian Empire, Lord Ravenclaw, Bayern-Straubing, The Iron Lions, Che Sana Und, Aerilia, and 73 others.PlanetPunk, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Amerian States, Territorio di Nessuno, Pakistan 001, Tredano, Xentherida, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Lionia, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Beodarasc, Phillywob, Corfad, Wodan, Thenaca, Ainsworth, Victoriaans Nederlands, Puczovska, Midds Conia, Unimaginable Doom, Apetopia, Agrauron, Mzeusia, Gladio II, SillyString, Malvad, NatsukiLand, Hexago, Xinchao, Celebia, Merconitonitopia, Astal Aavors, Eglise Sainte Eve, Illusia and Neverendia, Alsatian Island, American MapleStory, The Mazur Empire, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, Ozstan, Ktyria, Kolorland, Morlanka, Vexilia, Canada GR, Atain, LaKronia, Pandessiand, Panama Coalition, Nueava Libertalia, The Windmilluminati, Wesley Republic, Mirandako Herri Errepublika, Albacria, Ka Ching, Freienland, TerranulliuZ, Mordant99, Crazy Kongo, Thoets, Benolia, Q w e r t y, ABC, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Vyxia, ThE eNd oF eE, Sallanas, Shibutani, Guslantis, Underground Techno, FLARADESTRA, Californian Redwood, and THX1138.

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