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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6,493rdMost Conservative: 16,130thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,412th
The People's Republic of
Authoritarian Democracy Mouth-Breathing Creationists
Simplicity, patience, compassion
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population210 million


The People's Republic of Kaegeup is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its smutty television, ubiquitous missile silos, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed population of 210 million Kaegeupians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The large, moralistic, socially-minded government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Healthcare, and Law & Order are also considered important. The average income tax rate is 58.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Kaegeupian economy, worth 11.4 trillion Won 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 black market in Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, Woodchip Exports, and Pizza Delivery. 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 54,217 Won, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Visiting dignitaries make excuses to leave functions early and head to the nearest pub, signs at the border tell international drivers where they can put their cars, children often kick Tigers for amusement, and aides are afraid to ask if Leader wants a cup of tea or coffee. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kaegeup's national animal is the Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Kaegeup is ranked 100,537th in the world and 320th in The Union of Democratic States for Safest, scoring 74.85 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6,493rdTop
Most Conservative: 16,130thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,412thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,007thMost Influential: 20,149thMost Authoritarian: 20,704th
Most Authoritarian: 10th in the regionMost Conservative: 12th in the regionTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 36th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 39th in the regionMost Extreme: 40th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 42nd in the region

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