by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics


Spotlight on:

National Flag

The Republic of Katiks Rack

“Peace and Justice”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific


Katiks Rack

Population1.112 billion

CapitalHuman City


The Republic of Katiks Rack is a massive, safe nation, remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.112 billion Rackians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Human City. The average income tax rate is 68.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Katiks Rackian economy, worth 102 trillion Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Average income is 92,408 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Criminals always seem to be forewarned of police raids, all recreational drugs are legal, modelling agencies send their clients to work in nursing homes, and birth rates have hit an all-time low. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Katiks Rack's national animal is the falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Katiks Rack is ranked 150,491st in the world and 7,778th in The North Pacific for Most Devout, with 5.73 Prayers Per Hour.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 769thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 954thTop
Most Influential: 1,931stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,936thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,996thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,341stNicest Citizens: 6,456thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 8,520thHighest Drug Use: 8,859thMost Pacifist: 9,254thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,732ndMost Inclusive: 9,926thBest Weather: 11,426thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,833rdLongest Average Lifespans: 14,265thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,710thHealthiest Citizens: 15,097thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,399thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,539th
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 38th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 233rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 241st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 283rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 369th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 375th in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 462nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 489th in the regionMost Pacifist: 504th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 575th in the regionMost Inclusive: 600th in the regionBest Weather: 606th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 608th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 649th in the regionMost Influential: 666th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 781st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 787th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 791st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 800th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 827th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 831st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 852nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 149 » Alunya, Pallaith, Territorio di Nessuno, El Fiji Grande, The Rhein States, Dar es Saalam, Sunto, Notyoutopia, Newpromisedland, Corfad, Shibutani, Sinelona, Siwale, Yaorozu, Great Bights Mum, Ethnon, Saturns Edge, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Napnomadia, Sundred, Kwaj, Omnistria, Frances Francis the First of France, North Bratislava, Buckerino, Koda-Land, Ibiscaton, Torakuen, Q w e r t y, PlanetPunk, Federation Terra Australis, Shadowrik, Steampunk Ariel, Wilkshire, Trillius, Acrabinnia, Jasminlandia, Guer Aike, Unimaginable Doom, United Draconia, Holy Oranz, The Sinclarian Provinces, Valhalla123, Maott, Chukstik Illahi, Victoriaans Nederlands, United States of Americanas, Sil Dorsett, Plangainer, Humptalumpta, and 99 others.Black Templares, Selfgradatude, Spartoptia, Amauri, Dreadton, Rkainjel, Egalico, Wineclaw, Haor Chall, New Pruessen, Aratani, 1 very fast endotarter, New Bremerton, Kasazzastan, Yummy Blubber, Ikea Rike, Pasargad, Moubarakistan, British Pacific Islands, General COE, Niradans, Loutsland, Joodey, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Former English Colony, Votak Matim, Test for a new hope, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Antityranicals, Elder Realms, Fayyayid, Constantinolia, Xentherida, Makersaulache, Kobagia, Glurponia, Zumlandia, Keelut, Abject Ludicrosity, Xzavia-Hjar, Bearical, Sockmanland, Penrith, Runeda, Vincone Cae, Daiz, Cuyan, Seenvorland, Great Javadwipa, Kulgatha, Concordare, Lindsaystan, The Tampa Bay Rays, Zeternia, New Octicarg, New Flos, Lanterkint, Malabor Tor, Duerrlewang, McMasterdonia, Wisconsota, Miruma, Juggernautilus, Orado, Orven, Guslantis, The Stratosphere Islands, Tamgu, Ponantine, Racoda, Tellavinna, Malta Comino Gozo, Nakayo, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, The Iron Lions, Potestasia, Eteles, U S Eh, Avenged Sevenfoldia, Ozstan, Prevaland, Nothru Lerple, PotatoFarmers, Angshire, United Kahndaq, Kranostav, Loli County, Clan Spaniel, Yukti, Pazair, Phoeba, Viridiann, Dabarastan, Zyvetskistaahn, Parmovand, Eravonia, and Ravendi.

View Forum posts