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The Free Land of Kalaratri

“oderint dum metuant” Stjepan Filipović

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

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific



Population1.573 billion

LeaderStjepan Filipović

CurrencyKelantanese dinar

The Free Land of Kalaratri is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Stjepan Filipović with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, daily referendums, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.573 billion Kalaratrianins 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.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Xenophon. The average income tax rate is 76.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Kalaratrianian economy, worth 196 trillion Kelantanese dinars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 125,001 Kelantanese dinars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams, jokes told in elementary school often come back to haunt politicians, Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Xenophon to enjoy their national art, and kindergarten teachers with ankle-bracelets are closely supervised by their parole officers. Crime is totally unknown. Kalaratri's national animal is the Rattenkönig, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Eternalux.

Kalaratri is ranked 9,290th in the world and 247th in The East Pacific for Most Cultured, scoring 113 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,413thTop
Most Influential: 2,039thMost Inclusive: 3,754thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,008thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,407thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,480thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,939thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,114thNicest Citizens: 6,268thMost Developed: 7,203rdMost Advanced Public Education: 8,045thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,202ndTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 8,610thSmartest Citizens: 9,216thMost Cultured: 9,290thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,539thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,564thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,650thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,850thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,080thMost Pacifist: 10,117thMost Secular: 10,433rdHealthiest Citizens: 11,439thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,841stMost Rebellious Youth: 12,345thBest Weather: 13,138thSafest: 13,705thLargest Governments: 14,071stLowest Crime Rates: 14,993rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,385th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 100th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 113th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 125th in the regionMost Inclusive: 126th in the regionMost Influential: 126th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 128th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 150th in the regionNicest Citizens: 192nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 193rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 212th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 213th in the regionMost Developed: 223rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 228th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 236th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 244th in the regionMost Cultured: 247th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 250th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 260th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 282nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 287th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 288th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 295th in the regionMost Pacifist: 311th in the regionMost Secular: 326th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 333rd in the regionLargest Governments: 353rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 371st in the regionTop
Best Weather: 385th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 401st in the regionSafest: 454th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 506th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 511th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 529th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 549th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 672nd in the regionNudest: 699th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 739th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Kalaratri, kindergarten teachers with ankle-bracelets are closely supervised by their parole officers.
  • : Following new legislation in Kalaratri, Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Xenophon to enjoy their national art.
  • : Kalaratri voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Responsible Land Management".
  • : Following new legislation in Kalaratri, jokes told in elementary school often come back to haunt politicians.
  • : Following new legislation in Kalaratri, employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams.
  • : Following new legislation in Kalaratri, at least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to Stjepan Filipović's wardrobe.
  • : Following new legislation in Kalaratri, student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned Rattenkönigball fields.
  • : Following new legislation in Kalaratri, pet loving officers arrest citizens who don't give their dogs enough biscuits.
  • : Following new legislation in Kalaratri, the constant playing of Merry Birthday on Kalaratrianian radio has led to calls for the song to be classified as a crime against humanity.
  • : Following new legislation in Kalaratri, it's best not to ask what goes into Xenophon Fried Chicken's secret blend of herbs and spices.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 109 » A Slanted Black Stripe, H-Zhena, Brotherland, Axdel, Pakitsk, Hizuru, The Holy Empire of Moronica, Mundiferrum, Goodnamesarerare, Rhealaliit, Wiranath, Janoobi Jazair, VW53Aland, Someseni, BearStackof2015, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Lanagon, EnderShnovia, Great Aztlatan CommonWealth, Republic of Berzerkistan, The Angel of Charity, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Unger under over, Am Echad, Marrico, Drunken Seal Islands, Ver Norge, Adavan, Survivoristan, Adolanta, Free sovereign Soviet socialist republic, Kilkire, The Underwood Industrial Empire, Kagorg Bra Corna, CheeseBurrito, Stellar Colonies, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Kucia, Roissyland, Elejamie, The Empire of Rijelv, Kangarawa, Arkantis, Propwash, Sansangra, Solarfall, Cameronia Excellentia, Ribanzi, Urimel, Freedom Fascists, and 59 others.Wizardonia, Talitoa, ReeK, Dragonia, CopyCato, Kaigi, Harro Waarudho, The United Neo American Union, Bytes, Aeljae, Roliganistan, The Almighty Country, Kriov, Socialist Holy American Empire, Lyontisia, Endertopias, Just Vale 2, Impia Aghte, Arpino, Qui sequuntur somnia, Libertanny, Enlil, Cublite, Skandinavistan, Escade, Stanisiti, Slys Paws, Galve, Styklelilere, The Romanum Legio, Stellaire Imperiale, Liberstankonia, Blobbo, Lerasi, Bakaworld, Pightinbotanoffen, Sericena, Magosconity, Staynes, America Mjolnir, RovaMittala, 7-5, Commodore Badger, Hokolokia, Davinhia, Avakael, Zukchiva, Firenation91, Dragons Blood, Asendavia, Eagas, La xinga, Brethren, Tim Stark, Feu de Glace, Ballpit2, Ramaeus, Marrabuk, and Celannica.

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