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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,320thMost Armed: 2,551stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,354th
The Battle-Hardened Warriors of
Democratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens
We die, so that they may live
Kayla Verdika
Civil Rights
Below Average
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Kathol Rift

Population2.471 billion

CapitalThe Citadel
LeaderKayla Verdika


The Battle-Hardened Warriors of Kathol Rift is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Kayla Verdika with an even hand, and remarkable for its parental licensing program, frequent executions, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 2.471 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 government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Citadel. The average income tax rate is 92.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Kathol economy, worth 384 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 155,727 Chits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children regularly take part in blood sports that result in extreme boo-boos, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations, explosive diarrhoea is not just a colorful phrase, and hospitals in Kathol Rift are too busy serving the needs of the Pacific to see Kathols. 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.

Kathol Rift is ranked 201,789th in the world and 6,423rd in the Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -15.87 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,320thMost Armed: 2,551stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,354thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,690thLowest Crime Rates: 5,024thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,370thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,604thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,187thLargest Governments: 6,482ndMost Secular: 6,719thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,506thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,241stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,699thHealthiest Citizens: 8,762ndMost Developed: 9,356thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,769thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 11,645thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,912thHighest Average Incomes: 12,173rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,435thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,220thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,608thMost Influential: 13,689thSmartest Citizens: 14,729thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,459thMost Efficient Economies: 16,639thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,844thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,151stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,406th
Most Armed: 45th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 57th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 71st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 103rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 113th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 133rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 142nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 144th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 155th in the regionLargest Governments: 158th in the regionMost Influential: 185th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 198th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 217th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 235th in the regionMost Secular: 236th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 246th in the regionMost Developed: 254th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 255th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 299th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 306th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 321st in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 348th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 349th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 370th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 416th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 423rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 425th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 457th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 459th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 540th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 556th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 571st in the region

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Endorsements Received: 6 » Wubdich, Xoriet, Jar Wattinree, East Durthang, Monsierron, and United Ottarenzian Capitalist Republics.

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