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The Kingdom of Kaigi

“If you lived here, you'd be eating pie by now.”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific

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Kaigi

Population35.447 billion

CapitalBowerstone
LeaderLord Blake
FaithPastafarianism

CurrencyFlabbergast
AnimalSharktopus

The Kingdom of Kaigi is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Lord Blake with an iron fist, and renowned for its teetotalling pirates, avant-garde cinema, and infamous sell-swords. The compassionate, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 35.447 billion Kaigians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bowerstone. The average income tax rate is 98.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Kaigian economy, worth an astonishing 13,382 trillion Flabbergasts a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Gambling, and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 377,540 Flabbergasts, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It turns out that you actually can put a price on intangible cultural heritage, nine out of ten citizens of Kaigi answered 'nuclear safety inspector' when asked their occupation, the military maintains a fierce arsenal of 'Cure Missiles', and local mafias have a tough time disposing of dead snitches without catching the attention of recycling authorities. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kaigi's national animal is the Sharktopus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Pastafarianism.

Kaigi is ranked 332nd in the world and 7th in The East Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 30,573.54 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6thBest Weather: 7thNicest Citizens: 12thLongest Average Lifespans: 17thHealthiest Citizens: 20thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 33rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 38thMost Pacifist: 87thMost Rebellious Youth: 89thMost Beautiful Environments: 94thMost Efficient Economies: 142ndLowest Crime Rates: 152ndMost Inclusive: 225thHighest Poor Incomes: 226thHighest Economic Output: 226thLargest Publishing Industry: 231stMost Cultured: 320thLargest Gambling Industry: 332ndMost Corrupt Governments: 394thMost Stationary: 552ndLargest Governments: 746thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 832ndLargest Populations: 873rdHighest Average Incomes: 937thMost Devout: 1,125thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,286thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,388thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,513thMost Developed: 1,610thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,642ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,666thMost Influential: 1,669thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,821stTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,067thSmartest Citizens: 3,298thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,839thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,882ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,847thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,528thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,553rdTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 11,602ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,864thMost Income Equality: 18,289th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionMost Inclusive: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 21st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 29th in the regionMost Devout: 29th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 35th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 41st in the regionMost Developed: 45th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 45th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 47th in the regionMost Influential: 67th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 81st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 87th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 89th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 92nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 114th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 129th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 199th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 201st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 319th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 572nd in the regionNudest: 858th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Kaigi, local mafias have a tough time disposing of dead snitches without catching the attention of recycling authorities.
  • : Following new legislation in Kaigi, the military maintains a fierce arsenal of 'Cure Missiles'.
  • : Following new legislation in Kaigi, nine out of ten citizens of Kaigi answered 'nuclear safety inspector' when asked their occupation.
  • : Following new legislation in Kaigi, it turns out that you actually can put a price on intangible cultural heritage.
  • : Following new legislation in Kaigi, 3D printed organs are a breath of new life for the sick and elderly.
  • : Following new legislation in Kaigi, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.
  • : Following new legislation in Kaigi, political dissidents are cut off from essential services.
  • : Following new legislation in Kaigi, the nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees.
  • : Following new legislation in Kaigi, park rangers perform full-body searches on suspected fungus smugglers.
  • : Following new legislation in Kaigi, religious households enthusiastically use whips in private.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 133 » Packilvania, Freedom Fascists, Trimmania, Kangarawa, Kriov, Lyontisia, Adolanta, Duracell, A Slanted Black Stripe, Mundiferrum, Urimel, Elejamie, Brotherland, New Leganes, Norport, Islandian Free States, The Empire of Rijelv, Hobbesistan, Republic of Berzerkistan, Roliganistan, Propwash, Asendavia, ReeK, Headpat Central, H-Zhena, Am Echad, Euricanis, Akorial, Sansangra, Wiranath, Eagas, Socialist Holy American Empire, VW53Aland, Mastariere, Broengtopia, Galve, Riveraland, Peryn, Soirwren, Dark Edgyness, Hizuru, British Calradia, United China Nation, Axdel, Unger under over, Kucia, Ridann, Neruch, Bullpups, Federated States of Zootron, and 83 others.The United Asian Republics, BearStackof2015, Kilkire, Pekweng, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Pakitsk, Kalaratri, The United Neo American Union, Rhealaliit, Under Upper Antartica, Enlil, Libertanny, Grossvietnam, Under Sea Desert, Liberstankonia, Matdor, Vilit Umanstan, Servants of Gizmo, Dragons Blood, Interdimensional Waifus, Marrabuk, Tawuse, Chubaka, Merlovich, Evrigenis, La xinga, Volkarai, Rainbow Vests, The Solar Ottomans, Zukchiva, Fellon, Trulu, Tretrid, Schrebia, Freedomindia, Todd McCloud, Azureano, Tassirion, Lingu, Distro-Spartica, Quinto Piano, Ripsylvania, Blobbo, BuciLand, Vaskeden, United Dirtpile, Rohanland, Staynes, The Three States of Fortuna, The Eternal Land of Jong, Barfleur, Roissyland, Khadah, Belora Gyles, Raunch, Yossito II, Mays Austrian Nation, Greater New Cassandra, Imprisoned Freeman, Pastellene, A mean old man, Halaethaed Commune, Santa Dystopia, Chriona, Survivoristan, Eastern Hyront Scassen, Stellar Colonies, Technocratic Tagalog, Ephem, Modra, Kosmanza, Oofery, Nevertopia, Kavanos, Horn of Havenkaap, Castle Federation, Samaltak True, Yelkinam, Kublam, Layngderfleethe, Republic of New India, Rawdank, and Flying Snow.

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