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The United Socialist States of Kholdan

“Unity, Justice and Wealth”

Category: Left-Leaning College State
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific

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Kholdan

Population17.388 billion

CapitalKholdan City
LeaderZghuk Whitescull
FaithGallifreyan mysticism

CurrencyMark
AnimalOsprey

The United Socialist States of Kholdan is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Zghuk Whitescull with an even hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, frequent executions, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 17.388 billion Kholdanians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it prioritizes Law & Order, with Welfare, Defense, and Industry also on the agenda, while Administration isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kholdan City. The average income tax rate is 95.7%.

The very strong Kholdanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,517 trillion Marks a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Information Technology industry. Average income is 87,255 Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Funerals are often rudely interrupted by juggling clowns shouting for volunteers from the audience, the nation faces constant invasions by foreign boy bands, for the sake of 'public interest' news programs tell viewers how to home-make Sarin gas bombs, and scientists are researching the best way to kill off humanity to prevent catastrophic war. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kholdan's national animal is the Osprey, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Gallifreyan mysticism.

Kholdan is ranked 171,822nd in the world and 6,372nd in the South Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring -66.78 on the Rand Index.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 265thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 749thLargest Welfare Programs: 763rdMost Influential: 959thSafest: 1,709thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,005thBest Weather: 2,059thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 2,247thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,538thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,653rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,091stLowest Crime Rates: 5,477thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,610thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,822ndLongest Average Lifespans: 7,323rdMost Stationary: 7,638thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,836thLargest Governments: 7,906thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,620thHealthiest Citizens: 8,664thLargest Populations: 8,731stMost Pacifist: 9,195thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 10,425thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,346thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,515thSmartest Citizens: 12,054thMost Cultured: 15,662ndMost Secular: 17,357thNudest: 19,559th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 24th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 54th in the regionSafest: 56th in the regionBest Weather: 74th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 75th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 77th in the regionLargest Populations: 79th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 99th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 103rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 104th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 115th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 137th in the regionMost Stationary: 160th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 161st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 195th in the regionLargest Governments: 197th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 205th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 206th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 225th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 268th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 307th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 338th in the regionMost Pacifist: 346th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 362nd in the regionNudest: 396th in the regionTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 407th in the regionMost Cultured: 444th in the regionMost Secular: 624th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 668th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 803rd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 220 » Tsunamy, Drugged Monkeys, Farengeto, Kringalia, Sandaoguo, Belschaft, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Three Rivia Levr, FreeFishers, The Two Jerseys, Darakin, Ancient Slobovia, The United Expanse, Japanese Federal Republic, Pamela And Hepatitis, Seliyan progressive Islands, Drystar, Theorin, The teslan theocracy of teslatania, Bear Connors Paradiso, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, GI-Land, Great Scapula, Madhonia, Transtemporal Shifts, Luddinlande, Pax Dracon, The Solar System Scope, Sagada, Curlyhoward, Techganet, Erinor, Abarri, PEPEP, Auphelia, Oxsania, Havenfell, Si-topia, Linguiniland, Lambdaland, Nowa Europa, Jehenna, Hanguk-Nippon, Aidenfieeld, Tsvetania, Rebel-topia, Vincent Field, The naked people, Antarctic Empires, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, and 170 others.Bentwaters, Aywhyou, Poopisiya, Escevola, Volaworand, North Kanuckistan, Sedunn, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Yellunstryer, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Saciu, New Briantown, Calistan, Great Andora, Nova Montron, Aumeltopia, Beepee, Isokenzar, Silberne Wache, Barabarom, Aguatania, Xandev, Cuuldere, Rabbitz, Kandorith, Direwolf1, USNE2018, Qvait, Nankyoku Tairiku, Stoniamera, Land Without Shrimp, The Filippinas, Wehraboos, North Catimestistrianes, Dasko, Changolandia, Los Lonley Boys, Maeiland, Phanama, Amerion, Aurcania, Jennaterra, Omiri, Mapico, Imperial Duck, Empa Aserium, Noveos, Zaelith, Realms of Madness, Qawe, Astraee, The Bereans, Tilipria, Madreia, Jaxon, Yeldarbsland, Cohors Stercore, Nueva Alta California, Bleakfoot, Marstella, Bizzie, New Marinia, North Delaware, Tiransia, PenguinPies, Fasire, Isles of Creckero, Great Novania, Novaexus, Steampunk Engineers, Greater Hyrulang, Bawkie, Terran Draconia, Tepertopia, Hutington, Rly8h, Tarnik, Morlama Nast, Holy Free, Votri, Farelonia, Iym Winterless, The Bay, Soem, Gliasco, Ebonhand, New Ancapland, West Pastafaria, InnWorm, Anserisa, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, United and Democratics States, Eskvenn, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Grubville, The Plebeian States, Charloa, Baltenlands, Shefino, Weburya, Esfalsa, Sau Man Frescher, Ashvakka, Historiography, The Worst army of, Kaz Katiestan, Melicorium, ChickenDome, Ralphburg, Quh, Kervanosia, Meistonia, Elan Sleazebaganno, Maerist, Jimburna, Sophiana, Eggraria, Merevane, Ngasha, Crystal Creation, Marinho Islands, Dis7Nation, Nova Kobol, Starsight, Markla, Mantas Meow, Alaninia, Gonrati, Nouvel-Indre, Royaltica, Roleca, Corgitopiaa, Laamiva, NganXuan, Ming Sap, Matak Tribes, The Radanivans, Great Britain And Empire, Peoples National Patronage, West Fallows, Albatraz, Great Elsika, Well F, Rhetiaa, Purple Hyacinth, Trepsit, Vega Naothia, Witerrocines, United States of Vietnam, Briteannia, New Heir, International House of Pancakes, Xarbraden, Andinla, Ovkianos, Mincestia, Apelan, Kyroski, Trinennie, Temaseka, East Lodge, Nookington, Midand, Concrete Slab, Catillos, Official State of Landland, Distrotika, B H A R A T, Alfama, and Sword of Summer.

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