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The Fabulously Gay Paradise of Kannap

“How rare and beautiful it is to even exist”

Category: Mother Knows Best State
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Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: Padradis



Population17.813 billion

LeaderMother Katherine Stewart
Faiththe Church of Kannap

CurrencyRoyal Kannapian Krona

The Fabulously Gay Paradise of Kannap is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Mother Katherine Stewart with an iron fist, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, compulsory military service, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 17.813 billion Kannapians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Environment, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kannapolis. The average income tax rate is 95.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Kannapian economy, worth a remarkable 2,576 trillion Royal Kannapian Kronor a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Soda Sales. Average income is an impressive 144,640 Royal Kannapian Kronor, with the richest citizens earning 6.5 times as much as the poorest.

Men are expected to stay home to fix funny noises in the attic, high-tech infantry rifles automatically reload when the soldier shoots outside the screen of their helmet HUD, children who can't memorize their multiplication tables are sent to the mines, and many Kannapians are their brothers' keepers. Crime is a major problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Kannap's national animal is the Nighthawk, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is the Church of Kannap.

Kannap is ranked 14,760th in the world and 3rd in Padradis for Highest Average Incomes, with 144,640.76 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 65thMost Subsidized Industry: 96thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 102ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 262ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 814thLargest Black Market: 910thBest Weather: 1,456thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,755thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 2,755thMost Efficient Economies: 4,096thHighest Crime Rates: 4,159thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,307thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,331stNudest: 5,108thHighest Economic Output: 5,232ndLargest Governments: 7,986thLargest Populations: 8,297thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,417thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 10,532ndMost Armed: 10,660thMost Developed: 11,290thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,952ndHighest Average Incomes: 14,760thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,179thHighest Drug Use: 16,441stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,138th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Kannap was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Kannap altered its national flag.
  • : Kannap altered its national flag.
  • : Kannap's influence in Padradis rose from "Power" to "Superpower".
  • : Kannap was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Kannap's influence in Padradis fell from "Superpower" to "Power".
  • : Kannap's influence in Padradis rose from "Power" to "Superpower".
  • : Kannap lost the position of Padradis WA Delegate to The Republic of The Champlain.
  • : Kannap was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Kannap withdrew its endorsement from The Republic of The Champlain.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: None.

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