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The Great Empire of Kandorith

“Seek justice, harmony, accumulate joy, stack brightness”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific



Population23.712 billion

LeaderEmpress Masumi


The Great Empire of Kandorith is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Empress Masumi with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 23.712 billion Kandorese are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tenkyo. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Kandorese economy, worth a remarkable 5,170 trillion Zais a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 218,043 Zais, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 817,969 per year while the poor average 40,619, a ratio of 20.1 to 1.

People often get liposuction to reduce their air fares, the government blames all suspicious phenomena on flying saucers, the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster, and interest rates mysteriously drop whenever the CBK Governor goes house hunting. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Kandorith's national animal is the Kudokin, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Tendō.

Kandorith is ranked 195,429th in the world and 7,940th in the South Pacific for Safest, scoring 10.93 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 182ndMost Influential: 348thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,039thRudest Citizens: 1,578thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,578thHighest Economic Output: 1,682ndTop
Most Efficient Economies: 2,207thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,432ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,680thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,016thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,104thSmartest Citizens: 3,708thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,947thLargest Populations: 4,067thMost Developed: 4,310thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,376thMost Cultured: 4,412thHighest Average Incomes: 5,027thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,557thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,675thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,112thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,392ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,595thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,514thHealthiest Citizens: 7,783rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,702ndLongest Average Lifespans: 10,253rdTop
Largest Black Market: 10,987thLargest Retail Industry: 11,926thLargest Governments: 14,994thBest Weather: 15,424thMost Pro-Market: 16,623rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 18,363rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20,220th
Most Influential: 23rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 30th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 35th in the regionLargest Populations: 36th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 37th in the regionRudest Citizens: 59th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 59th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 61st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 65th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 85th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 95th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 100th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 115th in the regionMost Cultured: 128th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 128th in the regionMost Developed: 134th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 143rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 152nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 164th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 174th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 192nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 194th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 242nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 244th in the regionLargest Black Market: 294th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 307th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 314th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 363rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 372nd in the regionLargest Governments: 410th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 488th in the regionNudest: 492nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 549th in the regionMost Stationary: 621st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 689th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 714th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 738th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 757th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 758th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Kandorith was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Kandorith, interest rates mysteriously drop whenever the CBK Governor goes house hunting.
  • : Kandorith lodged a message on the The South Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Kandorith, the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster.
  • : Following new legislation in Kandorith, the government blames all suspicious phenomena on flying saucers.
  • : Kandorith was endorsed by The Rogue Nation of Psychological Care.
  • : Following new legislation in Kandorith, people often get liposuction to reduce their air fares.
  • : Following new legislation in Kandorith, the country is littered with broken homes.
  • : Following new legislation in Kandorith, the government merely sends empty platitudes whenever natural disasters strike foreign nations.
  • : Kandorith voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Australian rePublic".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 434 » Pencil Sharpeners 2, Erinor, Curlyhoward, The Solar System Scope, Tsunamy, Tsvetania, Volaworand, Beepee, Japanese Federal Republic, Abarri, Hanguk-Nippon, Pamela And Hepatitis, The naked people, Jehenna, Si-topia, Kiasu-ism, Luddinlande, Aidenfieeld, Sandaoguo, The Two Jerseys, Darakin, Bear Connors Paradiso, Lambdaland, Aumeltopia, Avalonica, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Sajnur, Bentwaters, The Filippinas, Linden Oak, Vincent Field, Barabarom, USNE2018, Stoniamera, Wese Zippopiteradgil, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Lioniel, Silberne Wache, Cypheri, Centristvill, Drystar, The ColdWyvernian Undead, Jarilon, Pax Dracon, Whimichy, Linguiniland, Aguatania, Nankyoku Tairiku, Theorin, Saciu, and 384 others.Isokenzar, Unielvan Millorvium, New Briantown, Ancient Slobovia, Great Andora, Crystal Creation, Nowa Europa, Southern Numenor, Madhonia, Wehraboos, Mona Landia, Noire Denholm, Walloonia, Mantas Meow, Rabbitz, Crokin, The United Expanse, Escevola, Poopisiya, Angevin 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