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Most Influential: 4,334thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,620thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,707th
The Closed Border Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but rising
HM King Wilhelm IV of The SKV
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Saint Kus Viseatanumpance

Population2.113 billion

LeaderHM King Wilhelm IV of The SKV


The Closed Border Kingdom of Saint Kus Viseatanumpance is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by HM King Wilhelm IV of The SKV with an iron fist, and notable for its zero percent divorce rate, keen interest in outer space, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 2.113 billion Kusians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alsborn. The average income tax rate is 68.5%.

The powerhouse Kusian economy, worth 212 trillion Vises a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Uranium Mining, and Cheese Exports. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 100,769 Vises, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

HM King Wilhelm IV of The SKV's recent "I have a dream that we will fight them by raking muck on the beaches" speech seems a little derivative to many, protesters are up in arms over new nuclear power stations, cowboys often wear wolfskin jackets to the saloon, and signs at the border tell international drivers where they can put their cars. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Saint Kus Viseatanumpance's national animal is the Deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Kusisim.

Saint Kus Viseatanumpance is ranked 41,019th in the world and 1,838th in The North Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 28.89 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most Influential: 4,334thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,620thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,707thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,359thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,092ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,192ndTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 10,591stMost Conservative: 12,021stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,429thLowest Crime Rates: 13,829thMost Authoritarian: 14,468thMost Devout: 15,291stLargest Black Market: 15,926thHealthiest Citizens: 18,325thLargest Welfare Programs: 19,333rdLongest Average Lifespans: 19,540th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 191st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 322nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 361st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 366th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 374th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 474th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 478th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 556th in the regionMost Devout: 660th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 673rd in the regionMost Conservative: 750th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 863rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 889th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 909th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 994th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 997th in the region

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