by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 77th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 151st Most Advanced Public Education: 154th
The Natural Empire of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken.
Regional Influence
Ambassador
Co-Head of State
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Natural Empire of The Kerguelen Archipelago is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Kerg with a fair hand, and renowned for its parental licensing program, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 3.605 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 96.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Kerguelenian economy, worth 387 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 107,456 bottle caps, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus, the government has hired out-of-work fashion designers to design purses for men, royalist is the most offensive slur in the Kerguelenian language, and landless farmers wander forlornly in the government's many national parks. 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 139,338th in the world and 265th in Renegade Islands Alliance for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -0.99 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Secular: 77thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 151stMost Advanced Public Education: 154thMost Beautiful Environments: 457thBest Weather: 531stMost Developed: 536thLongest Average Lifespans: 837thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 927thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,788thTop
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Most Influential: 1,924thNudest: 2,141stSmartest Citizens: 2,890thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,018thMost Pacifist: 3,239thHealthiest Citizens: 3,329thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,503rdMost Inclusive: 4,531stLargest Governments: 5,612thHighest Drug Use: 6,101stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,748thLowest Crime Rates: 6,753rdMost Rebellious Youth: 7,253rdHighest Poor Incomes: 7,707thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,297thMost Income Equality: 8,801stTop
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Most Cultured: 9,420thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,600thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,956thMost Efficient Economies: 11,133rdLargest Welfare Programs: 11,487thSafest: 13,476thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14,870thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,368th
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Most Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Income Equality: 8th in the regionMost Pacifist: 10th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 14th in the regionMost Inclusive: 15th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 15th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 16th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 23rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 24th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 25th in the regionMost Stationary: 26th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 28th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 28th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 29th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 29th in the region

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