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The Autocratic State of Kitzgos

“Everything's Deranged! Nothing can compare!” Shung-Blef

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
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Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific



Population941 million


CurrencyKit Credit

The Autocratic State of Kitzgos is a huge, efficient nation, ruled by Shung-Blef with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The cynical population of 941 million Kitzgosians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Belsay. The average income tax rate is 63.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Kitzgosian economy, worth 118 trillion Kit Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 126,057 Kit Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The question of 'what is Shung-Blef's favorite color?' has been given a priority rating of burnt-orange, the nation's prisons are touted as the best weight loss programs money can't buy, organ donation is compulsory, and Shung-Blef is described as an everyday person with normal tastes and the usual interests. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kitzgos's national animal is the Platypus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Kitzgos is ranked 99,815th in the world and 2,681st in The North Pacific for Highest Economic Output, with 118 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,603rdTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,946thMost Influential: 4,610thBest Weather: 8,931stHealthiest Citizens: 11,203rdMost Corrupt Governments: 11,846thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,041stTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,164thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,303rdLowest Crime Rates: 13,942ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,015thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,644thMost Developed: 14,653rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,789thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,480thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,008thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,068thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,221stHighest Average Incomes: 21,139thMost Authoritarian: 21,250thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,482ndMost Secular: 22,453rdMost Inclusive: 23,426th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 158th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 530th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 570th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 598th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 605th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 657th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 676th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 677th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 735th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 743rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 758th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 788th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 815th in the regionMost Developed: 825th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 854th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 900th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 939th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Kitzgos, Shung-Blef is described as an everyday person with normal tastes and the usual interests.
  • : Following new legislation in Kitzgos, organ donation is compulsory.
  • : Following new legislation in Kitzgos, the nation's prisons are touted as the best weight loss programs money can't buy.
  • : Following new legislation in Kitzgos, the question of 'what is Shung-Blef's favorite color?' has been given a priority rating of burnt-orange.
  • : Following new legislation in Kitzgos, conversion therapy coupons are a popular present for coming of age ceremonies.
  • : Following new legislation in Kitzgos, the Foreign Ministry thinks an eye for an eye is a blindingly good idea.
  • : Following new legislation in Kitzgos, the fate of the world literally rests on Shung-Blef's fingers.
  • : Following new legislation in Kitzgos, annual Formula One races bring the capital to a screeching halt.
  • : Kitzgos voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Long-Term Storage Of Produced Waste".
  • : Kitzgos was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes and the Top 10% for Most Authoritarian.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 144 » Orado, Selfgradatude, Bankowiata, Venicea, The Rhein States, BTProductions, Hamerica, Interdimensional Zone, Zzozona, Hardscrabble, Lulubellia, Ellbonnia, Shibutani, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Aerilia, Siwale, Yaorozu, Xagill, Svenskskit, McMasterdonia, Sundred, Former English Colony, El Fiji Grande, Guer Aike, Dangine, Koda-Land, Francois Isidore, Shadowrik, Kragsgale, Republica Guilleana, Loutsland, Great Bights Mum, Super Girl, Travislavania, Yokciq Empire, Zemnaya Svoboda, Notyoutopia, Valgarda, Valentine Z, Cretox State, New Lakemba, Bharathvarsh, Omnistria, Joevala, Ravendi, Corfad, Folenz, Clan Spaniel, Lol2639, Empy, and 94 others.The Tampa Bay Rays, Xyrron, Wilkshire, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Dreadton, Dar es Saalam, Holy Oranz, Pasargad, North Bratislava, Galaician Empire, Sikol, Territorio di Nessuno, Figyjharli, Aryan Homeland, Frances Francis the First of France, Xentherida, TyGerria, Sunto, Draconian Progression, Yellops, ForestMythal, Maott, Chips and Guac, Aeolist, Climeria, Steampunk Ariel, Korean-Joseon, Illusia and Neverendia, Sil Dorsett, Kranostav, -Slovania, The Pantheons, A Salmon Named Harold, Siforpeo, Votak Matim, Federal Republic of Genosha, Mon Island, Imperial Pieserged, Religioncord, Wineclaw, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Kazoo Basin, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Kromi, Tyirza, Defense For The World Assembly, Perikuresu, Earapperilnatopia, Jaxikistan, Tsandonown, Porotia, Kyruev, The True Frog, Pallaith, Solcius, Wapistan, Planes, Seanat, Centrialand, Canineia, Britle, Duryanistan, Libvillia, United Kahndaq, Greater Ale Permars, Ariele, Runeda, Ethnon, Jincent, Tringapore, Boston Castle, Nova Arcania, Simone Republic, Kastonvia, Madjack, The Mazur Empire, Nodnarb, Sopernia, East Akra, Bearical, Fizban, Unshleepd, United Lokkia, Muqatil, Card Kingdom, Outer Shenendoah, Lionia, Sahriastan, Galbadiana, Capablanca, Blyskalia, His Enduring Majesty, Tibus Heth, and The Calabash Protectorate.

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