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The Holy Methodist Empire of Kario and Nix

“From black smoke to a new treasure, all we see is ours!” Lord General Nelson Van Kario

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

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The East Pacific

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Kario and Nix

Population3.3 billion

CapitalGondar - Kemet
LeaderLord General Nelson Van Kario
FaithUnited Imperial Methodist Church of Zen

CurrencyKanix
AnimalGrim Wyvern

The Holy Methodist Empire of Kario and Nix is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Lord General Nelson Van Kario with an even hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 3.3 billion Karnixions 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, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Administration, Education, and Industry are also considered important, while International Aid isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gondar - Kemet. The average income tax rate is 72.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Karnixon economy, worth 574 trillion Kanixes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 174,241 Kanixes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

History textbook pages are used as impromptu tissues by distraught students, signs at the border tell international drivers where they can put their cars, priceless Maxtopian artwork can often be found in executive bathrooms, and female newsreaders distract the nation by breastfeeding during broadcast. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Kario and Nix's national animal is the Grim Wyvern, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is United Imperial Methodist Church of Zen.

Kario and Nix is ranked 179,126th in the world and 7,180th in The East Pacific for Most Avoided, scoring 0.88 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,683rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,191stMost Influential: 3,480thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,733rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,811thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,107thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,731stRudest Citizens: 7,742ndLargest Black Market: 8,028thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,524thLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,571stMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,775thHighest Average Incomes: 9,096thMost Developed: 9,958thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,176thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 11,941stLargest Governments: 12,200thMost Devout: 12,409thMost Cultured: 12,712thMost Efficient Economies: 16,392ndMost Advanced Public Education: 19,013thMost Corrupt Governments: 19,472nd
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 85th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 89th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 99th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 110th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 200th in the regionRudest Citizens: 217th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 226th in the regionMost Influential: 228th in the regionLargest Black Market: 239th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 242nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 242nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 246th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 254th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 258th in the regionMost Developed: 291st in the regionLargest Governments: 319th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 323rd in the regionMost Cultured: 330th in the regionMost Devout: 393rd in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 429th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 441st in the regionMost Armed: 451st in the regionMost Stationary: 557th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 581st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 595th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 668th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 722nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 731st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 758th in the regionMost Inclusive: 798th in the region

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