by Max Barry

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Safest: 9,810thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,850thBest Weather: 20,433rd
The XKI Emissary Nation of
Corrupt Dictatorship
By The People For The People
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Middle Keswick

Population3.291 billion

LeaderColonial Governor Tarkin


The XKI Emissary Nation of Middle Keswick is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Colonial Governor Tarkin with an iron fist, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, compulsory military service, and public floggings. The cynical population of 3.291 billion Middle Keswickians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of London. The average income tax rate is 63.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Middle Keswickian economy, worth 348 trillion Tokens a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 105,820 Tokens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists, Pinkerton agents are called in to forcibly break up white collar strikes, the consent form for routine blood pressure measurement has been nominated for the 'Novel Of The Year' award, and the nation is automatically assumed to be the source of all unmarked weapons. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Middle Keswick's national animal is the Otter, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Dietism.

Middle Keswick is ranked 86,043rd in the world and 46th in Refugia for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 3,853.36 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Safest: 9,810thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,850thBest Weather: 20,433rdHealthiest Citizens: 21,600thMost Secular: 22,414thLongest Average Lifespans: 23,204thMost Cheerful Citizens: 23,591stMost Inclusive: 24,181stLowest Crime Rates: 26,535thMost Beautiful Environments: 26,995thLargest Welfare Programs: 27,237thHighest Food Quality: 28,407thMost Developed: 28,479th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 32nd in the region

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