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The Kingdom of Katamba

“Hear me Roar”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population1.002 billion


The Kingdom of Katamba is a massive, cultured nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and national health service. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.002 billion Katambans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. The average income tax rate is 80.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Katamban economy, worth 131 trillion Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 131,436 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Postcards from Katamban driving test centres are popular souvenirs, Katamba City's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight, Max Barry is this year's Miss Katamba, and preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Katamba's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Katamba is ranked 232,548th in the world and 9,659th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 47.35 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,259thMost Influential: 2,158thTop
Most Secular: 2,414thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,556thLowest Crime Rates: 6,791stHealthiest Citizens: 7,736thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,775thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,436thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,846thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 12,273rdLargest Governments: 12,839thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,683rdLargest Welfare Programs: 14,897thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,965thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,240thSmartest Citizens: 15,270thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 15,298thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,781stMost Authoritarian: 16,528thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,756thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,071stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,675thLargest Agricultural Sector: 18,885thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,179thHighest Average Incomes: 19,301stMost Subsidized Industry: 21,089thMost Efficient Economies: 21,108thMost Developed: 21,611th
Most Secular: 133rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 273rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 342nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 395th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 418th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 443rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 480th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 640th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 659th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 681st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 698th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 749th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 784th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 797th in the regionMost Influential: 799th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 804th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 809th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 817th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 834th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 842nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 853rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 864th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 927th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 930th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 947th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 970th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Katamba was endorsed by The Reformed State of Centrialand.
  • : Following new legislation in Katamba, preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance.
  • : Following new legislation in Katamba, Max Barry is this year's Miss Katamba.
  • : Katamba was endorsed by The Free Land of Siberian Workforce.
  • : Following new legislation in Katamba, Katamba City's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight.
  • : Following new legislation in Katamba, postcards from Katamban driving test centres are popular souvenirs.
  • : Following new legislation in Katamba, there's no cure or sympathy for the common cold.
  • : Following new legislation in Katamba, the police double as repo men.
  • : Following new legislation in Katamba, drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking.
  • : Katamba was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Tyirza.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 171 » Corfad, Shibutani, Yaorozu, New Lakemba, Hamerica, Aerilia, Orado, Lulubellia, Prydania, Draconian Progression, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, United Kahndaq, The Tampa Bay Rays, Simone Republic, Omnistria, The Rhein States, Notyoutopia, Great Bights Mum, Former English Colony, Joodey, Chips and Guac, Dreadton, Cretox State, Guer Aike, Fauzjhia, Navsland, Koda-Land, Brucklania, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Republica Guilleana, PotatoFarmers, Kragsgale, Ethnon, Runeda, Zzozona, Territorio di Nessuno, Kocherian, Interdimensional Zone, Hardscrabble, Empy, Figyjharli, Ravendi, Wilkshire, Andexia, Sundred, Selfgradatude, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Siwale, Highton Islands, Heilhum Imperius, and 121 others.Xagill, Loutsland, Shadowrik, Dar es Saalam, Sil Dorsett, Newpromisedland, Votak Matim, Religioncord, Kranostav, Merconitonitopia, Frances Francis the First of France, U S Eh, Pytong, Yokciq Empire, Seenvorland, Sikol, VictorH, North Bratislava, Dabarastan, Vincone Cae, Morover, Valentine Z, Bankowiata, Kazoo Basin, Xipher, Outer Shenendoah, Kobagia, Pallaith, Ozstan, 1 very fast endotarter, Holy Oranz, PEG, The Stratosphere Islands, Sunto, Pasargad, The Iron Lions, Venicea, Sevinland, Imperial Pieserged, WeKnow, The Pantheons, Wineclaw, Leewood, Maratabat, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Eywaan, Libertania Democratica, The Serdey Islands, Slyakanya, Odelinor, East Akra, Nodnarb, Yellops, Daiz, The Jerichowan Country, Hewani, Climeria, Seijitsu, The Pleiads, Colfes, Blyskalia, Port Naga, Patrician, Godwanna, Svenskskit, Strongwill, Bharathvarsh, Illusia and Neverendia, His Enduring Majesty, Wisconsota, Star Kingdom, Xentherida, A Salmon Named Harold, Planes, El Fiji Grande, Zyvetskistaahn, Madjack, The Mazur Empire, Sachi, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Nalver And, Innocentic, McMasterdonia, Crusadam, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Moubarakistan, Darkmondoria, Barabolia, Solidair, Vesteysia, Otakus and Weebs, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Ellbonnia, Clan Spaniel, Zemnaya Svoboda, Free Salvation, Maott, Sanjurika, Wapistan, Trumpski, Greater Afroeurasia, Travislavania, Dangine, Questann, Lol2639, Siforpeo, Kromi, Shotokonia, Super Girl, Xyrron, Uzbek Khan, BTProductions, Aryan Homeland, Alexander the Magnus, Steampunk Ariel, Mon Island, Tyirza, Siberian Workforce, and Centrialand.