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The Republic of Kiasu-ism

“Kiasi, Kiabor, and most importantly... Kiasu!”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific

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Kiasu-ism

Population32.879 billion

LeaderJoe Everyman

CurrencyPeanut
AnimalHomo Kiasu

The Republic of Kiasu-ism is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Joe Everyman with a fair hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, pith helmet sales, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 32.879 billion Kiasu-langs love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 1.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Kiasu-lang economy, worth an astonishing 12,672 trillion Peanuts a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 385,418 Peanuts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Whipping posts and lashes have been transferred to the Historical Museum of Kiasu-lang Embarrassments, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings, literature classes frequently go on field trips to rock concerts, and praying before a battle is a court-martial offence. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Kiasu-ism's national animal is the Homo Kiasu, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Kiasu-ism is ranked 26,858th in the world and 789th in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 4,495.57 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Most Developed: 1stHealthiest Citizens: 2ndLongest Average Lifespans: 2ndBest Weather: 10thMost Secular: 12thHighest Food Quality: 29thLeast Corrupt Governments: 29thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 31stMost Beautiful Environments: 43rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 60thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 60thSafest: 96thMost Cultured: 170thMost Inclusive: 197thSmartest Citizens: 224thNicest Citizens: 243rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 259thMost Scientifically Advanced: 278thHighest Economic Output: 285thHighest Disposable Incomes: 301stMost Pacifist: 351stMost Stationary: 404thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 426thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 439thHighest Poor Incomes: 440thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 497thMost Compassionate Citizens: 532ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 585thLowest Crime Rates: 699thMost Influential: 794thHighest Average Incomes: 939thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 984thMost Patriotic: 1,516thLargest Populations: 1,803rdLargest Publishing Industry: 2,054thMost Efficient Economies: 2,246thTop
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Largest Governments: 4,034thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,593rdTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,736thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,180thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,218th
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Healthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 9th in the regionNicest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11th in the regionMost Pacifist: 13th in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 16th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 18th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 19th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 19th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 24th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 26th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 28th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 31st in the regionMost Patriotic: 41st in the regionMost Influential: 59th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 60th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 66th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 71st in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 107th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 202nd in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 399th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 535th in the regionNudest: 678th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 730th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Kiasu-ism, praying before a battle is a court-martial offence.
  • : Following new legislation in Kiasu-ism, literature classes frequently go on field trips to rock concerts.
  • : Following new legislation in Kiasu-ism, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings.
  • : Following new legislation in Kiasu-ism, whipping posts and lashes have been transferred to the Historical Museum of Kiasu-lang Embarrassments.
  • : Following new legislation in Kiasu-ism, unshaven men are viewed with suspicion in courts of law.
  • : Following new legislation in Kiasu-ism, hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have.
  • : Kiasu-ism was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Patriotic and Highest Food Quality.
  • : Following new legislation in Kiasu-ism, coffee cups have grown in size to accommodate the huge ingredients list.
  • : Following new legislation in Kiasu-ism, people caught mistreating Kiasu-ism's flag generally wind up in a great deal of pain.
  • : Following new legislation in Kiasu-ism, the government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 282 » Fudgetopia, Darakin, Bergenu, Soem, Curlyhoward, Chubrubs, Ancient Slobovia, Bear Connors Paradiso, Tsunamy, Theorin, Sanden, Drugged Monkeys, Seliyan progressive Islands, Great Scapula, Pamela And Hepatitis, The United Expanse, Farengeto, Kringalia, Sandaoguo, The Two Jerseys, Belschaft, FreeFishers, Gymnostan, Pax Dracon, Transtemporal Shifts, The Solar System Scope, GI-Land, Techganet, Abarri, Erinor, PEPEP, Poopisiya, Auphelia, Moreana, Centristvill, Si-topia, Jehenna, Aidenfieeld, Nowa Europa, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Tsvetania, Hanguk-Nippon, Rebel-topia, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Utondara, The naked people, Volaworand, Sedunn, North Kanuckistan, Calistan, and 232 others.073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Havenfell, Fighting Kawi Ninja, New Briantown, Crystal Creation, Nova Montron, Aumeltopia, Beepee, Isokenzar, USNE2018, Xandev, Cuuldere, Kandorith, Direwolf1, Qvait, Drystar, Herbert Island, Land Without Shrimp, Amutien, Maeiland, Wehraboos, Dasko, The Brand New Salvatagard Republic, Changolandia, Unidum, Dereistic, The West Valley Mountains, Los Lonley Boys, PenguinPies, Amerion, Aurcania, Yellunstryer, Zaelith, Lesinteil, Mapico, Noveos, Corgitopiaa, Baltenlands, Unielvan Millorvium, Bleakfoot, Marstella, Gentea, Tioloman, Tiransia, Doraya, Fasire, Terran Draconia, Bawkie, Iym Winterless, Besern, Holy Free, Farelonia, Ebonhand, United Great Holy Empire, West Pastafaria, Anserisa, Shefino, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Ralphburg, Axis Mundi, South Caleblan, The Worst army of, Quh, Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, Marinho Islands, Dis7Nation, Andinla, Markla, Alaninia, Royaltica, Laamiva, South Western Korea, New Schoeneberg, Gonrati, Indolos, The Drakan Republic, Idiono, Myness, Maerist, Myndia, Midand, Concrete Slab, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Bubyland, Bohenia, House Ahsanul, Tepertopia, Hakk Fiss, Brunier, Phanama, Purple Hyacinth, Bartonia Nova, SteamPunk Squirrels, Enlightened Australasia, Seythennia, Western Fardelshufflestein, Steviland, Vanbella, Eskvenn, Myhomecountry, Los Rodeos, WI SD EA D, Euro Pacifica, Apartment 11F, Berlana, Doundaly, Wardoeka, Abyssal Phantasm, Blondiesland, Vardanfel, Martzian, Xergiokia, Wakandan Tribes, The Imperial Frost Federation, Blaufrankisch, Catsonya, Blaash, Doss Kingly, Playing Pianos Filled With Flames, Holota, Treir, Canmore, Ceutalia, Lionstrapower, Truskawkoland, Margila Islands, Levistian, The Founding Citadel, Doge Land, Qawe, New Itomorii, LadyRebels, Sapientiano, Shuckle Empire, Venethort, The Altan, Yeses, Lyland, Unojo, Eddonia, Monstrous Island, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Arvan Irawer, Proctethia, St Scurry and Jelly, Not Austria, Noimosini, The Stickmin Empire, Westenhald, NIGHTRAY, Choman, Manuck, Republik Hintonia, Ipugao, Depressed Nation, New Qafedemar, Sodor and Mann, Freedoom, Freavia, Skaladoria, Twoole, The United Australian States, Fission, Nova Kobol, Populaa, Flaksis, Drugged up Kitties, Oxyliteral, Arizona2, Anatasha, United States of Belvaria, Kaoia, Rectionk, JavaSiege, Uvalor, Wanoria, Peoples Republic of TempleLandia, Rhetiaa, Paganan, Ragabania, Kiani, Kaleidescooptopia, Breizlovakia, Neazland, Agletgreenia, Carthatska, Beblahbleblo, Solanosco, Villorpestan, Eastern Mekong, Corumdema, New Sanet, Independent State of Arstotzka, Green Sofia, Fronern, Shrimplordia, Danily, Tackastan, Esfalsa, Shadow Void, Vicken, Nyxonia, Bizzie, UwUuuu, The Kies, Linguiniland, Bjria, The American Anarchist Empire, Northern Estrian Islands, Osheiga, Tyflugian, New Gethavia, Faria Thew, Drew Durrnil, Kricivk, Sable Space, Great Marsinia, Stoicstan, Semarangan, Sunset Reef Islands, Saciu, Scheeeeeeeeeeeia, Murelia, Saint Fortress, Wildweststan, Damn Frigid Wastelands, Trellania, Valency, New Lanfang, Evaburn, Livana, and Augusta Tarsatica.

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