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The USF Socialist Republic of Karaden

“Strength through Unity, Unity through Karaden”

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

Regional Influence: Nipper

Location: The Leftist Assembly



Population19.662 billion

LeaderThe Commissariat
FaithGnostic Platonic Unitarian Universalism

CurrencyKaradenian Rubal Card

The USF Socialist Republic of Karaden is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Commissariat with an even hand, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, ban on automobiles, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cheerful population of 19.662 billion Karadenians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crowhaven. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Karadenian economy, worth a remarkable 5,687 trillion Karadenian Rubal Cards a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 289,280 Karadenian Rubal Cards, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Sniffer dogs check train passengers for body odour, ministers browse Alright! magazine for fashion tips, the amount welfare recipients spend on fertilizer has exploded, and hospitals fear government fines more than terrorist ransoms. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Karaden's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Gnostic Platonic Unitarian Universalism.

Karaden is ranked 93rd in the world and 1st in The Leftist Assembly for Most Beautiful Environments, with 9,968.34 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 8thLargest Welfare Programs: 8thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16thMost Advanced Public Education: 27thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 44thMost Developed: 66thMost Pacifist: 73rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 75thLongest Average Lifespans: 80thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 91stMost Beautiful Environments: 93rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 93rdHealthiest Citizens: 100thMost Inclusive: 125thMost Compassionate Citizens: 129thNicest Citizens: 134thBest Weather: 134thLargest Governments: 134thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 159thLeast Corrupt Governments: 170thSafest: 183rdSmartest Citizens: 197thMost Cheerful Citizens: 257thLowest Crime Rates: 263rdMost Cultured: 342ndMost Secular: 564thMost Rebellious Youth: 794thHighest Poor Incomes: 851stMost Subsidized Industry: 1,308thHighest Economic Output: 1,647thHighest Average Incomes: 2,320thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 3,893rdLargest Publishing Industry: 4,094thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,848thMost Efficient Economies: 5,608thLargest Populations: 7,857thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 13,464thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,206thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,891stLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,610thHighest Drug Use: 17,841stMost Income Equality: 23,604th
Most Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 20th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 21st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 24th in the regionTop
Nudest: 47th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 48th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Karaden, hospitals fear government fines more than terrorist ransoms.
  • : Following new legislation in Karaden, the amount welfare recipients spend on fertilizer has exploded.
  • : Following new legislation in Karaden, ministers browse Alright! magazine for fashion tips.
  • : Karaden's influence in The Leftist Assembly rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Karaden was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Following new legislation in Karaden, sniffer dogs check train passengers for body odour.
  • : Following new legislation in Karaden, citizens know never to accept cookies from strangers.
  • : Following new legislation in Karaden, The Commissariat's handshakes with opposition leaders usually lead to thumb wars.
  • : Following new legislation in Karaden, the dish 'poisson avec poison' is only available on the black market.
  • : Following new legislation in Karaden, 'Totally Not Partisan News' is a line item on the government budget.


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