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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 125th Most Advanced Public Education: 207th Most Beautiful Environments: 464th
The Natural Empire of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken.
Influence
Instigator
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Kerguelen Archipelago

Population5.935 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 state-planned economy, enforced nudity, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 5.935 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 681 trillion bottle caps a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly 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 114,892 bottle caps, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The standardised national curriculum requires that all-male classes be taught why they have periods, schoolchildren learn an R-rated version of "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes", there is no other place with more lab coats per square mile than former houses of worship, and doctors who mutter "Oh my God" often lose their medical license. 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 55,493rd in the world and 54th in Renegade Islands Alliance for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 5,275.31 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 125thMost Advanced Public Education: 207thMost Beautiful Environments: 464thBest Weather: 558thMost Secular: 651stNudest: 689thMost Developed: 700thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 885thLongest Average Lifespans: 909thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,427thTop
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Most Influential: 2,289thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,673rdSmartest Citizens: 2,978thMost Pacifist: 2,980thHealthiest Citizens: 3,306thMost Inclusive: 4,854thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,902ndLargest Governments: 4,977thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,291stLowest Crime Rates: 6,103rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,032ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,122ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,171stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,913thMost Cultured: 8,334thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,449thTop
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Safest: 9,411thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,639thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,906thMost Income Equality: 11,833rdMost Efficient Economies: 12,256thNicest Citizens: 16,186th
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Most Developed: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 5th in the regionMost Income Equality: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the region

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