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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 128th Most Advanced Public Education: 210th Most Beautiful Environments: 451st
The Natural Empire of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken.
Influence
Contender
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Kerguelen Archipelago

Population5.59 billion

CapitalPort-aux-Franšais
LeaderKerg

Currencybottle cap
AnimalAntarctic fox

The Natural Empire of The Kerguelen Archipelago is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Kerg with a fair hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, enforced nudity, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 5.59 billion Kerguelenians 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Port-aux-Franšais. The average income tax rate is 97.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Kerguelenian economy, worth 633 trillion bottle caps a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 113,257 bottle caps, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Dozens of additional foreign policy specialists have been sent to the country's WA Mission, the police have been known to wiretap confessional boxes, mountains of VHS tapes of police actions are stacking up in the National Library, and the standardised national curriculum requires that all-male classes be taught why they have periods. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Kerguelen Archipelago's national animal is the Antarctic fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Kerguelen Archipelago is ranked 8,264th in the world and 3rd in Renegade Islands Alliance for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 8 Valid Endorsements.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 128thMost Advanced Public Education: 210thMost Beautiful Environments: 451stBest Weather: 558thMost Secular: 666thMost Developed: 677thNudest: 829thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 880thLongest Average Lifespans: 905thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,487thTop
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Most Influential: 2,193rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,664thMost Pacifist: 2,965thSmartest Citizens: 3,015thHealthiest Citizens: 3,286thMost Inclusive: 4,969thLargest Governments: 5,102ndMost Subsidized Industry: 5,399thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,549thLowest Crime Rates: 6,184thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,270thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,515thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,600thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,264thMost Cultured: 8,480thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,493rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,509thSafest: 9,381stTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 11,692ndMost Income Equality: 12,548thMost Efficient Economies: 12,904thNicest Citizens: 16,736thMost Stationary: 18,640th
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionTop
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Nudest: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Income Equality: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 8th in the regionMost Pacifist: 8th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 8 » New Alossa, Darenne, Eist, Akimin, Southern Southerland, The GrottoBay, The Democratic Philippines, and Bentria.

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