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The Cybernetic Federal Republic of Kaltovar

“The State has a mind of it's own, and it's wide awake.”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: 10000 Islands

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Kaltovar

Population6.831 billion

CapitalThe VDC
LeaderThe TEMPEST Council
FaithSeperation of Church and State

CurrencyKaltmark
AnimalGolden Jackal

The Cybernetic Federal Republic of Kaltovar is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by The TEMPEST Council with an even hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, punitive income tax rates, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed population of 6.831 billion Kalts have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The VDC. The average income tax rate is 90.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Kaltic economy, worth a remarkable 1,637 trillion Kaltmarks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 239,704 Kaltmarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Kaltovar recently hosted the least successful trade negotiations since The Phantom Menace, military minds worry that 'the blue screen of death' on brand new operating systems may be a literal description, billions of Kaltmarks are spent to take high-quality photos of the Golden Jackal Nebula, and a National Academy regulates grammar and usage. Crime is totally unknown. Kaltovar's national animal is the Golden Jackal, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Seperation of Church and State.

Kaltovar is ranked 12,555th in the world and 202nd in 10000 Islands for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 10,294.7 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Influential: 588thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,397thMost Armed: 1,842ndRudest Citizens: 1,946thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,674thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,715thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,737thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 2,813thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,091stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,102ndMost Developed: 3,155thLargest Mining Sector: 3,427thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,684thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,690thHighest Average Incomes: 4,554thMost Inclusive: 4,921stMost Secular: 5,052ndLargest Governments: 5,114thMost Efficient Economies: 5,301stMost Patriotic: 5,557thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,949thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,755thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,219thLargest Retail Industry: 9,065thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,519thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,327thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,507thLowest Crime Rates: 11,630thHighest Food Quality: 12,174thHighest Economic Output: 12,430thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,555thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 14,821stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16,129thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,029thLargest Welfare Programs: 20,957thMost Stationary: 21,446thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 24,054th
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Most Armed: 31st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 35th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 35th in the regionRudest Citizens: 36th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 36th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 39th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 42nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 50th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 52nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 61st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 65th in the regionMost Patriotic: 66th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 66th in the regionMost Developed: 66th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 69th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 77th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 79th in the regionLargest Governments: 87th in the regionMost Secular: 90th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 93rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 95th in the regionMost Inclusive: 108th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 114th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 118th in the regionNudest: 119th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 124th in the region

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