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The Republic of Kafkaism

“Go crazy go stupid”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The East Pacific



Population217 million


The Republic of Kafkaism is a huge, genial nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, public floggings, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 217 million Kafkaismians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 73.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Kafkaismian economy, worth 7.05 trillion marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Information Technology. Average income is 32,469 marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Farting etiquette is taught in schools, vacationers and business travelers are often warned that they may lose the right to vote if they spend too much time overseas, Brancaland has gifted over nine thousand putrid moose carcasses to Kafkaism as a reminder of their "special relationship", and it's harder to qualify for IVF than for a good university. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kafkaism's national animal is the fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Kafkaism is ranked 129,648th in the world and 5,244th in The East Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 48.6 on the Human Development Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,900thSafest: 7,749thTop
Most Pacifist: 8,520thMost Income Equality: 9,685thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,949thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,567thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,936th
Safest: 234th in the regionMost Pacifist: 252nd in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 407th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 435th in the regionMost Income Equality: 459th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 486th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 509th in the regionNicest Citizens: 526th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 558th in the regionBest Weather: 576th in the regionMost Inclusive: 610th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 611th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 616th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 652nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 674th in the region

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