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Most Valuable International Artwork: 20thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 220thLeast Corrupt Governments: 347th
The Honorable Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
What's that smell?
Amata Kabua
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Population7.4 billion

CapitalCoral Sands
LeaderAmata Kabua
FaithThe Almighty Atomic Overlord

CurrencyGold Bar
AnimalHermit Crab

The Honorable Republic of Kwaj is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Amata Kabua with a fair hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, keen interest in outer space, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, democratic population of 7.4 billion Kwajers 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 large, liberal government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Administration are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Coral Sands. The average income tax rate is 98.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Kwajian economy, worth a remarkable 1,423 trillion Gold Bars a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 192,337 Gold Bars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates, parents often leave their kids in the car while they attend mindfulness meditation sessions, and mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kwaj's national animal is the Hermit Crab, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is The Almighty Atomic Overlord.

Kwaj is ranked 218,645th in the world and 9,915th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -598.68 on the Hayek Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 20thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 220thLeast Corrupt Governments: 347thMost Influential: 406thBest Weather: 485thMost Beautiful Environments: 586thSafest: 651stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 677thMost Pacifist: 691stMost Compassionate Citizens: 856thMost Advanced Public Education: 964thMost Developed: 1,014thNicest Citizens: 1,038thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,080thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,217thHealthiest Citizens: 1,249thSmartest Citizens: 1,329thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,403rdMost Inclusive: 1,763rdLowest Crime Rates: 1,785thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,812thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,453rdLargest Welfare Programs: 2,624thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,670thLargest Governments: 2,767thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,166thMost Cultured: 3,175thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,296thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,970thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,250thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,896thHighest Average Incomes: 7,007thMost Secular: 9,433rdNudest: 10,681stTop
Highest Economic Output: 11,566thMost Stationary: 13,794thMost Income Equality: 19,810thMost Efficient Economies: 19,968th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionBest Weather: 30th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 37th in the regionSafest: 40th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 41st in the regionMost Pacifist: 42nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 46th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 52nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 57th in the regionMost Developed: 59th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 65th in the regionNicest Citizens: 66th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 67th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 68th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 70th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 81st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 94th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 110th in the regionMost Influential: 120th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 120th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 123rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 123rd in the regionLargest Governments: 142nd in the regionMost Cultured: 153rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 153rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 169th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 192nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 194th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 299th in the regionMost Stationary: 310th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 318th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 339th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 371st in the regionNudest: 377th in the regionMost Secular: 501st in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 713th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 804th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 958th in the region

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