by Max Barry

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 129th Most Secular: 142nd Most Advanced Public Education: 199th
The Natural Empire of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken.
Influence
Negotiator
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Natural Empire of The Kerguelen Archipelago is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Kerg with a fair hand, and renowned for its compulsory vegetarianism, hatred of cheese, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 4.704 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 97.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Kerguelenian economy, worth 528 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 112,417 bottle caps, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It ain't easy to be green enough to be imported into The Kerguelen Archipelago, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain, every workday begins with group therapy, and finding half a worm in your apple is an arrestable offense. 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 175,469th in the world and 152nd in Renegade Islands Alliance for Most Armed, with 0.1 Weapons Per Person.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 129thMost Secular: 142ndMost Advanced Public Education: 199thMost Beautiful Environments: 415thBest Weather: 497thMost Developed: 589thNudest: 774thLongest Average Lifespans: 809thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 869thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,587thTop
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Most Influential: 1,952ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,705thSmartest Citizens: 2,849thMost Pacifist: 2,967thHealthiest Citizens: 3,099thMost Inclusive: 4,747thLargest Governments: 5,018thHighest Drug Use: 5,283rdMost Subsidized Industry: 5,292ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,810thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,903rdLowest Crime Rates: 6,147thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,643rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,827thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,992ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,091stMost Cultured: 8,904thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,008thSafest: 9,039thMost Efficient Economies: 11,458thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,929thMost Income Equality: 11,951stMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,679th
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Nudest: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Income Equality: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 7th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 8th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11th in the regionLargest Governments: 12th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 13th in the regionMost Inclusive: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 14th in the region

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