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The Republic of Kelsyth

“Per Aspera Ad Astra”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The East Pacific

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Kelsyth

Population4.078 billion

CapitalAlnelenora
LeaderLena
FaithChurch of Light

CurrencyKoruna
AnimalHippogryph

The Republic of Kelsyth is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Lena with a fair hand, and notable for its smutty television, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 4.078 billion Kelsythians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alnelenora. The average income tax rate is 99.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Kelsythian economy, worth 992 trillion Korunas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an amazing 243,491 Korunas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

100-year-old politicians are now a thing of the past, rugby players that knock each other over always stop to make sure the other fellow is okay, boys who take just one date to the high school prom are called 'losers', and homeowners are evicted to make way for new runways. Crime is totally unknown. Kelsyth's national animal is the Hippogryph, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Church of Light.

Kelsyth is ranked 18,754th in the world and 702nd in The East Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 4,997.87 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most Inclusive: 380thMost Compassionate Citizens: 447thNicest Citizens: 507thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 681stMost Pacifist: 696thMost Developed: 951stHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,013thSafest: 1,059thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,089thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,099thLargest Governments: 1,114thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,139thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,172ndSmartest Citizens: 1,335thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,351stMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,407thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,428thMost Cultured: 1,538thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,544thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,561stMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,621stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,659thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 1,778thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,785thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,795thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,853rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,898thMost Influential: 2,342ndLowest Crime Rates: 2,717thHealthiest Citizens: 3,008thHighest Average Incomes: 3,179thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,836thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,114thRudest Citizens: 4,784thBest Weather: 5,073rdHighest Drug Use: 6,432ndMost Secular: 8,021stTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 8,806thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,038thNudest: 12,566thHighest Economic Output: 14,795th
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Most Inclusive: 12th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 13th in the regionNicest Citizens: 14th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15th in the regionMost Pacifist: 17th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 17th in the regionSafest: 22nd in the regionLargest Governments: 22nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 22nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 24th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 27th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 29th in the regionMost Developed: 29th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 30th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 31st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 32nd in the regionMost Cultured: 36th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 36th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 36th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 37th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 37th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 38th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 42nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 48th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 50th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 65th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 66th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 78th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 79th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 90th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 97th in the regionRudest Citizens: 120th in the regionBest Weather: 150th in the regionMost Influential: 160th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 175th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 179th in the regionNudest: 224th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 229th in the regionMost Secular: 246th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 321st in the regionMost Stationary: 328th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 500th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 584th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 589th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 702nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Kelsyth voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Responsible Land Management".
  • : Following new legislation in Kelsyth, homeowners are evicted to make way for new runways.
  • : Kelsyth was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Following new legislation in Kelsyth, boys who take just one date to the high school prom are called 'losers'.
  • : Following new legislation in Kelsyth, rugby players that knock each other over always stop to make sure the other fellow is okay.
  • : Following new legislation in Kelsyth, 100-year-old politicians are now a thing of the past.
  • : Following new legislation in Kelsyth, relations with Dàguó have warmed from frosty to chilly.
  • : Following new legislation in Kelsyth, the minority inevitably have their addenda vetoed.
  • : Following new legislation in Kelsyth, criminal rehabilitation takes place in re-education centers.
  • : Kelsyth voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Sterilisation of Minors etc".

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