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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 951stMost Influential: 1,323rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,702nd
The Republic of
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Government of Keistann
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Keistann Ray

Population2.265 billion

CapitalHolland
LeaderGovernment of Keistann
FaithDC Orthodox

CurrencyDollar
Animaldolphin

The Republic of Keistann Ray is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Government of Keistann with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, parental licensing program, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.265 billion Central Lanterns are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Holland. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 80.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Central Lantern economy, worth 299 trillion Dollars a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Retail, Tourism, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 132,428 Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 383,527 per year while the poor average 36,236, a ratio of 10.6 to 1.

Group hugs break out during floor votes, the newest shade developed by Keistann Ray's dye industry has been dubbed 'Agent Orange', religious education is a new government priority, and passionate nomination battles are often as intense as general elections. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Keistann Ray's national animal is the dolphin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is DC Orthodox.

Keistann Ray is ranked 50,067th in the world and 2,295th in The North Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 570.42 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 951stMost Influential: 1,323rdTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,702ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,169thLargest Retail Industry: 3,975thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,019thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,222ndMost Advanced Public Education: 6,280thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,296thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,694thLargest Black Market: 6,890thMost Efficient Economies: 10,038thLargest Insurance Industry: 10,521stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,737thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,753rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,311thMost Developed: 14,687thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,218thLargest Governments: 17,506thHighest Average Incomes: 18,317thLowest Crime Rates: 19,326thMost Cultured: 20,807thMost Beautiful Environments: 22,158th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 124th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 189th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 194th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 237th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 274th in the regionLargest Black Market: 284th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 317th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 319th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 353rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 396th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 447th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 529th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 548th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 660th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 672nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 682nd in the regionMost Developed: 820th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 823rd in the regionLargest Governments: 861st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 869th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 920th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 959th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Keistann Ray, passionate nomination battles are often as intense as general elections.
  • : Following new legislation in Keistann Ray, religious education is a new government priority.
  • : Following new legislation in Keistann Ray, the newest shade developed by Keistann Ray's dye industry has been dubbed 'Agent Orange'.
  • : Following new legislation in Keistann Ray, group hugs break out during floor votes.
  • : Following new legislation in Keistann Ray, suit-clad businessmen have been taking advantage of the relaxed welfare qualifications by shopping with food stamps.
  • : Following new legislation in Keistann Ray, human sacrifice to the metaphorical altar of Mammon ensures national prosperity.
  • : Following new legislation in Keistann Ray, contestants on Keistann Ray's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent.
  • : Keistann Ray was endorsed by The United Coffee Provinces of Caffeinetopia.
  • : Keistann Ray was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Following new legislation in Keistann Ray, statue-sitting has replaced the stake-out as the dullest form of police duty.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 192 » Orado, Yaorozu, Runeda, The Rhein States, Notyoutopia, Siwale, Pazair, Loutsland, Corfad, Territorio di Nessuno, Selfgradatude, Dar es Saalam, Koda-Land, Guer Aike, Zumlandia, Ravendi, United Kahndaq, 1 very fast endotarter, Dreadton, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Wineclaw, Joodey, Dabarastan, Ethnon, McMasterdonia, Shibutani, Frances Francis the First of France, Seenvorland, Sunto, Xentherida, Viridiann, Sundred, The Tampa Bay Rays, Sil Dorsett, Bearical, PlanetPunk, North Bratislava, Newpromisedland, Trillius, Zyvetskistaahn, Daiz, Holy Oranz, Interdimensional Zone, Shadowrik, Glurponia, Valhalla123, Empy, Kranostav, El Fiji Grande, Vincone Cae, and 142 others.Pallaith, Gnomewatchers, The Iron Lions, Steampunk Ariel, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Vathnutum, Valentine Z, Fendlium, Praeceps, Volstokn, Austral States of America, Avemterra, Napnomadia, Great Bights Mum, Loli County, Hamerica, PotatoFarmers, Merconitonitopia, Wilkshire, Moubarakistan, Kelvaros Prime, Xagill, Noahs Second Country, Universal State Formula, The New Communist Republic Of States, The Stratosphere Islands, The Endless Eventide, Votak Matim, Tachycardia, Omnistria, Clan Spaniel, Diodone, Crader, SORT, Yokciq Empire, Antiyard, Malta Comino Gozo, Zecit, Varola, Nistriabar, The Windmilluminati, New Lakemba, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Unshleepd, Wisconsota, Hyphen, Kingdom Of Manaf, Maott, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Westinor, Zeternia, Astronomical, The Serdey Islands, Fauzjhia, Greater Pittsburgh, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Avastate, Frostcell, Sikol, Saperisole, Zzozona, Former English Colony, Prydania, I Like Killing people, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Asoc lon, Libertania Democratica, Kocherian, The Calabash Protectorate, Seanat, Wit Noreis, U S Eh, Brucklania, Arichia, Schnuftelland, Solskjar, Palisede, Highton Islands, New Jamgra, Xyrron, Madjack, Ihsan, Simone Republic, Kragsgale, Xipher, Astal Aavors, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Principia Mathematica, Buckhem, Innocentic, Andexia, Heilhum Imperius, Neu-Galicia, WeKnow, Pokemanland, Harjad, Aerilia, Cretox State, Morover, Nouvelle-Floride, Eywaan, Jestings, Unsophisticate, Lulubellia, Glanst, Hardscrabble, Elvoreto, Outer Shenendoah, Chips and Guac, Navsland, Magna Banitia, Kenaniahistan, Rozarus, Frahnkzaden, Cosmosplosion, Abonland, A Die, A Salmon Named Harold, Bacciatto, Republica Guilleana, Sopernia, Democratic Republic of Kohland, Boston Castle, East Akra, Jerzykowo, Draconian Progression, Smesh, Religioncord, Pytong, Bankowiata, The Clever Crow, Kazoo Basin, Arloria, Pasargad, Ofrettia, The Unified Missourtama States, Khoik, Venicea, Ozstan, and Caffeinetopia.

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