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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,019thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,620thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,334th
The Warrior Republic of
Democratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens
We die, so that they may live
Kayla Verdika
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Kathol Rift

Population2.013 billion

CapitalThe Citadel
LeaderKayla Verdika
FaithKandar Legends


The Warrior Republic of Kathol Rift is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Kayla Verdika with an even hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 2.013 billion Kathols are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Citadel. The average income tax rate is 90.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Kathol economy, worth 272 trillion Chits a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 135,564 Chits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web, the practice of capital punishment proves divisive, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order, and veterans' meet-ups involve a lot of tail sniffing. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kathol Rift's national animal is the Thunderbird, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Kandar Legends.

Kathol Rift is ranked 96,726th in the world and 4,183rd in the Pacific for Most Average, scoring 39.41 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,019thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,620thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,334thLowest Crime Rates: 7,426thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,394thLargest Governments: 9,560thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,733rdMost Secular: 9,764thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,897thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,228thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,989thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,011thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,135thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 12,333rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,833rdMost Corrupt Governments: 13,863rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,746thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,077thHighest Average Incomes: 17,242ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,733rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,273rdMost Developed: 19,542ndMost Beautiful Environments: 20,213thMost Subsidized Industry: 22,062ndSmartest Citizens: 22,270thBest Weather: 23,106thMost Influential: 23,109th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 73rd in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 150th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 190th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 193rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 211th in the regionLargest Governments: 221st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 265th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 271st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 274th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 294th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 321st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 332nd in the regionMost Secular: 333rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 343rd in the regionMost Influential: 372nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 390th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 409th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 454th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 458th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 461st in the regionMost Developed: 496th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 501st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 513th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 529th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 580th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 614th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 642nd in the regionBest Weather: 662nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 737th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 745th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 819th in the regionLargest Populations: 883rd in the region

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