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The Empire of Kublam

“Stagnation is the greatest Woe” Leader

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The East Pacific

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Kublam

Population3.22 billion

CapitalRhazk
FaithNone

CurrencyOfficial Gold Ingot
AnimalSacred Dragon

The Empire of Kublam is a massive, efficient nation, notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, complete lack of prisons, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate population of 3.22 billion Kublamians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rhazk. The average income tax rate is 88.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Kublamian economy, worth 640 trillion Official Gold Ingots a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 198,761 Official Gold Ingots, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

One tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber, the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes, waste is frequently shipped to other countries, and national parks have long lines of different gender-specific 'Porta-Pottys'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kublam's national animal is the Sacred Dragon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is None.

Kublam is ranked 8,100th in the world and 206th in The East Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 12,335.78 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Secular: 769thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,241stMost Influential: 2,713thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,715thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,933rdMost Developed: 3,624thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,659thHealthiest Citizens: 3,730thLowest Crime Rates: 4,188thMost Inclusive: 4,653rdSmartest Citizens: 4,716thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,977thLargest Governments: 5,449thHighest Average Incomes: 5,844thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,924thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,270thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,943rdLargest Retail Industry: 7,207thMost Cultured: 8,043rdLargest Publishing Industry: 8,100thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 8,688thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,117thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,264thMost Efficient Economies: 9,569thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,137thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,651stLargest Welfare Programs: 12,010thBest Weather: 12,137thNicest Citizens: 12,210thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,879thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,565thMost Pacifist: 16,037thSafest: 16,759thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,878th
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Most Secular: 23rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 70th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 74th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 103rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 104th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 104th in the regionMost Developed: 106th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 118th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 131st in the regionLargest Governments: 134th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 146th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 149th in the regionMost Inclusive: 149th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 159th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 167th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 179th in the regionMost Influential: 196th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 202nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 204th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 206th in the regionMost Cultured: 216th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 220th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 252nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 272nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 283rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 287th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 298th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 304th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 339th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 350th in the regionBest Weather: 354th in the regionNicest Citizens: 361st in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 406th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 434th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 459th in the regionMost Pacifist: 561st in the regionNudest: 562nd in the regionSafest: 586th in the regionLargest Populations: 612th in the regionRudest Citizens: 635th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 730th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 738th in the region

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