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The Free Land of Kocherian


Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Location: The North Pacific



Population558 million

CapitalOstrov hojnosti


The Free Land of Kocherian is a huge, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 558 million Kocherians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ostrov hojnosti. The average income tax rate is 79.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Kocherian economy, worth 50.5 trillion Dollars 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 Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 90,424 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Leader is famed for giving great back rubs, psychiatrists bizarrely accompany Leader to meetings with foreign heads of state, a degree in Leader Science with a Minor in Awesomeology starts many political careers, and posters on 'Kocherian Values' advise against being proud of Kocherian. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kocherian's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Kocherian is ranked 182,313th in the world and 8,052nd in The North Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -6.48 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 92ndMost Influential: 729thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,861stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,917thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,960thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,487thNicest Citizens: 6,508thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,942ndBest Weather: 8,233rdMost Inclusive: 8,486thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,615thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,364thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,550thHealthiest Citizens: 9,771stLongest Average Lifespans: 10,039thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 10,691stMost Pacifist: 12,164thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,271stMost Beautiful Environments: 12,461stMost Cultured: 13,518thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,842ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,512thSafest: 16,923rdSmartest Citizens: 17,158thLowest Crime Rates: 18,664thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,381stMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,741stLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,429th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 75th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 182nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 203rd in the regionMost Influential: 259th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 327th in the regionNicest Citizens: 368th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 368th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 378th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 433rd in the regionBest Weather: 455th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 463rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 498th in the regionMost Inclusive: 504th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 541st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 551st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 575th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 644th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 658th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 661st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 661st in the regionMost Cultured: 673rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 678th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 862nd in the regionNudest: 864th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 888th in the regionSafest: 902nd in the region

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