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The United Federation of Kalatona

“From Many, One”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Kalatona

Population4.613 billion

CapitalCaltine
LeaderKenneth Trenton

Currencykala
Animalphoenix

The United Federation of Kalatona is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Kenneth Trenton with a fair hand, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, digital currency, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 4.613 billion Kalatonans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Caltine. The average income tax rate is 93.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Kalatonan economy, worth 831 trillion kalas a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 180,304 kalas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

The law says it's okay to sell a bomb to a terrorist so long as they promise not to detonate it, whenever pilots have to bail out the government bails out their company, obstetricians are not allowed to publish ultrasound pictures of fetuses in medical journals, and hackers post hourly updates on international summits. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Kalatona's national animal is the phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Kalatona is ranked 146,206th in the world and 7,119th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -336.15 on the Hayek Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 631stMost Influential: 1,017thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,166thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,250thMost Inclusive: 1,287thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,370thNicest Citizens: 1,452ndSafest: 1,492ndTop
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Most Pacifist: 1,645thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,082ndBest Weather: 2,154thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,253rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,383rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,428thMost Developed: 2,586thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,604thSmartest Citizens: 3,374thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,164thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,172ndMost Cultured: 4,833rdLargest Governments: 5,132ndHealthiest Citizens: 5,358thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,416thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,510thRudest Citizens: 5,877thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,165thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,418thLowest Crime Rates: 7,306thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 7,608thMost Efficient Economies: 7,895thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,948thMost Secular: 8,281stMost Politically Free: 9,407thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,529thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,999thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 13,032ndLargest Publishing Industry: 13,692nd
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Least Corrupt Governments: 67th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 69th in the regionTop
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Safest: 85th in the regionMost Inclusive: 86th in the regionMost Pacifist: 93rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 93rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 93rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 108th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 123rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 130th in the regionBest Weather: 134th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 143rd in the regionMost Developed: 149th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 157th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 184th in the regionMost Politically Free: 200th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 204th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 216th in the regionMost Cultured: 246th in the regionLargest Governments: 248th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 262nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 272nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 298th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 306th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 323rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 324th in the regionRudest Citizens: 346th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 361st in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 373rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 383rd in the regionMost Influential: 394th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 409th in the regionMost Secular: 429th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 440th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 452nd in the regionMost Stationary: 458th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 507th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 553rd in the regionNudest: 570th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 649th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 721st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Kalatona voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn North East Somerset".
  • : Kalatona endorsed The Dictatorship of Tellavinna.
  • : Following new legislation in Kalatona, hackers post hourly updates on international summits.
  • : Following new legislation in Kalatona, obstetricians are not allowed to publish ultrasound pictures of fetuses in medical journals.
  • : Following new legislation in Kalatona, whenever pilots have to bail out the government bails out their company.
  • : Following new legislation in Kalatona, the law says it's okay to sell a bomb to a terrorist so long as they promise not to detonate it.
  • : Following new legislation in Kalatona, Kalatonan husbands are dead good at fathering kids.
  • : Kalatona was endorsed by The Dictatorship of Tellavinna.
  • : Following new legislation in Kalatona, it's best not to ask what goes into Caltine Fried Chicken's secret blend of herbs and spices.
  • : Following new legislation in Kalatona, the government seeks peaceful forum with terrorists.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 191 » Yaorozu, Atain, Universal State Formula, Great Bights Mum, Corfad, Wineclaw, Buckerino, Holy Oranz, Kwaj, Notyoutopia, Territorio di Nessuno, Diodone, Shibutani, Siwale, Former English Colony, Sil Dorsett, Shin-Hachioji, Sunto, Selfgradatude, Guslantis, Frances Francis the First of France, PlanetPunk, Yukti, Unimaginable Doom, Koda-Land, Shadowrik, Highton Islands, Pallaith, The Gamer Party, Q w e r t y, Whereisthatistan, Sacrento, Zeternia, Sundred, Empy, United Draconia, SORT, Ethnon, Wodan, Maott, Moubarakistan, Xentherida, El Fiji Grande, American MapleStory, Misuvelia, Dar es Saalam, New Trisone, Wilkshire, The Iron Lions, The Rhein States, and 141 others.Swatteuer, The Most Freedom Ever, New Bremerton, New Pruessen, Arstungry, New Lakemba, Cinnibar, Islamic Cali, Spartoptia, The Serdey Islands, ISOP, General COE, Malta Comino Gozo, Vincone Cae, Newpromisedland, Votak Matim, Niradans, Sinelona, Kulgatha, Valhalla123, North Bratislava, Kasazzastan, Omnistria, Wunderstrafanstalt, The Windmilluminati, Cloydicia, Dreadton, Analomink, Amauri, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, Bearical, Ninjak30, Torakuen, Federation Terra Australis, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Lunallian, Outer Egorniand, The Pantheons, Unsophisticate, Zumlandia, The South Falls, Partax, Warsaw-Halicz, New Eleria, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Steraz, Pasargad, Alunya, Ainsworth, Joodey, Ozstan, The Sinclarian Provinces, Guer Aike, Ara Antrizuls, Egalico, Solmetria, Acrabinnia, Panama Coalition, Kyrianian, Novare Res, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Zemnaya Svoboda, Orven, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Sea Ghost, Jasminlandia, Haor Chall, Trillius, Marijuana Haven, Beautifil Russia of The Future, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Astronomical, Rydeum, Ejhsa, Victoriaans Nederlands, Rkainjel, Lomjia, Bananoonza, Aratani, Nakayo, Babacar, 1 very fast endotarter, Yummy Blubber, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, British Pacific Islands, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Test for a new hope, Conservadoria, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, North Altatude, Antityranicals, Elder Realms, Fayyayid, Constantinolia, Makersaulache, Camemas, Glurponia, Xzavia-Hjar, Austurasia, Orado, Prydania, Sockmanland, United Non-Southern American Empire, Utopicican, Penrith, Runeda, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Daiz, Princely Irbis, Cuyan, Seenvorland, Concordare, The Tampa Bay Rays, Lindsaystan, Zuhoiden, New Flos, Lanterkint, New Octicarg, Duerrlewang, Grimandia, Some Random TNP Nation, Quebekistand, McMasterdonia, Wisconsota, Frie Annium, Miruma, Juggernautilus, The Stratosphere Islands, Tamgu, The Notorious Mad Jack, Racoda, Great Robertia, Ponantine, and Tellavinna.

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