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Population13.531 billion

CapitalKarlandonia City
LeaderKarl McSwansson


The Democratic Free Republic of Karlando is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Karl McSwansson with an even hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, daily referendums, and soft-spoken computers. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 13.531 billion Karlandonians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Karlandonia City. The average income tax rate is 98.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Karlandonan economy, worth a remarkable 2,460 trillion Krawas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 181,807 Krawas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Guide dogs for the blind have been seen using government websites, one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber, monarchs only get custody of the royal crown on holidays and weekends, and libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Karlando's national animal is the Swan, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Swanism.

Karlando is ranked 2,981st in the world and 64th in 10000 Islands for Healthiest Citizens, with 24.29 bananas ingested per day.

Most Influential: 130thMost Pacifist: 1,324thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,409thBest Weather: 1,423rdNicest Citizens: 1,443rdMost Inclusive: 1,443rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,443rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,479thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,673rdHighest Food Quality: 1,690thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,703rdLargest Welfare Programs: 1,770thMost Developed: 1,801stMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,859thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,092ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,258thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,267thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,423rdTop
Most Cultured: 2,723rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,787thHighest Drug Use: 2,805thSmartest Citizens: 2,811thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,837thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,840thHealthiest Citizens: 2,981stMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,260thLargest Governments: 3,478thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,544thSafest: 3,562ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,813thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,883rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,516thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,713thLowest Crime Rates: 4,786thMost Efficient Economies: 6,209thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,097thHighest Economic Output: 7,411thMost Stationary: 7,483rdHighest Average Incomes: 9,461stNudest: 10,255thTop
Most Secular: 13,589thMost Income Equality: 20,538thLargest Populations: 23,095th
Highest Drug Use: 22nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 26th in the regionMost Inclusive: 30th in the regionMost Influential: 31st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 32nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 33rd in the regionBest Weather: 33rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 36th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 36th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 36th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 37th in the regionNicest Citizens: 38th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 38th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 41st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 45th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 45th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 46th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 46th in the regionMost Developed: 47th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 50th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 51st in the regionMost Cultured: 53rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 55th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 56th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 57th in the regionLargest Governments: 58th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 64th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 64th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 69th in the regionMost Stationary: 70th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 76th in the regionSafest: 77th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 78th in the regionTop
Nudest: 79th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 82nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 84th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 87th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 100th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 104th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 107th in the regionMost Income Equality: 110th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 136th in the region

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