by Max Barry

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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,471stBest Weather: 1,611thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,911th
The Federal Republic of
Left-Leaning College State Paradise
From all things, derive understanding.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population5.81 billion

CapitalNew Marithia
LeaderThe Prime Minister

Animalmouse-like hamster

The Federal Republic of Kelshine is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Prime Minister with an even hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, smutty television, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 5.81 billion Kelshineans enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The large, liberal government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Marithia. The average income tax rate is 83.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Kelshinean economy, worth 869 trillion florins a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 149,589 florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Kindergartners' favourite dance move is the stop-drop-and-roll, convicts released after being found "wrongfully imprisoned" are surprisingly chill about the whole thing, teenagers performing appendectomies on their friends has become a popular schoolyard prank, and knock-knock jokes regularly get removed from websites for being too edgy. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kelshine's national animal is the mouse-like hamster, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Kelshine is ranked 237,158th in the world and 8,159th in the South Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -13.8 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 1,471stBest Weather: 1,611thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,911thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,100thSafest: 2,103rdMost Pacifist: 2,160thMost Inclusive: 2,193rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,242ndTop
Most Influential: 2,474thNicest Citizens: 2,547thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,598thMost Secular: 2,967thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,274thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,288thHealthiest Citizens: 3,439thMost Developed: 3,460thSmartest Citizens: 3,862ndLongest Average Lifespans: 3,928thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,074thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,301stMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,103rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,441stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,512thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,973rdHighest Poor Incomes: 7,220thMost Cultured: 8,312thLowest Crime Rates: 8,963rdLargest Governments: 9,061stLargest Welfare Programs: 9,532ndMost Rebellious Youth: 9,542ndNudest: 11,880thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 13,245thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,747thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,747thHighest Average Incomes: 14,259thHighest Economic Output: 21,738thMost Efficient Economies: 21,773rdRudest Citizens: 23,279th
Least Corrupt Governments: 51st in the regionBest Weather: 53rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 58th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 73rd in the regionSafest: 74th in the regionMost Pacifist: 76th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 80th in the regionMost Inclusive: 81st in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 83rd in the regionMost Secular: 96th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 108th in the regionMost Developed: 108th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 108th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 115th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 118th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 120th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 127th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 133rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 148th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 170th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 224th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 227th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 233rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 240th in the regionLargest Governments: 246th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 250th in the regionMost Cultured: 251st in the regionMost Influential: 293rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 304th in the regionNudest: 336th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 341st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 381st in the regionRudest Citizens: 393rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 408th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 415th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 429th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 456th in the regionLargest Populations: 563rd in the regionMost Stationary: 583rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 705th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Kelshine was endorsed by The Incorporated States of Osheiga.
  • : Kelshine was endorsed by The Federation of Northern Estrian Islands.
  • : Kelshine was endorsed by The Democratic States of Anatasha.
  • : Following new legislation in Kelshine, knock-knock jokes regularly get removed from websites for being too edgy.
  • : Kelshine was reclassified from "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise" to "Left-Leaning College State".
  • : Kelshine voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Native Prairies and Grasslands".
  • : Following new legislation in Kelshine, teenagers performing appendectomies on their friends has become a popular schoolyard prank.
  • : Following new legislation in Kelshine, convicts released after being found "wrongfully imprisoned" are surprisingly chill about the whole thing.
  • : Following new legislation in Kelshine, kindergartners' favourite dance move is the stop-drop-and-roll.
  • : Following new legislation in Kelshine, The Prime Minister is famed for giving great back rubs.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 117 » Erinor, Land Without Shrimp, Wehraboos, The West Valley Mountains, Aidenfieeld, Farengeto, Xandev, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Aumeltopia, Amerion, Kringalia, The Solar System Scope, Beepee, Rebel-topia, USNE2018, Dasko, Tsunamy, Hanguk-Nippon, Aurcania, Tsvetania, New Briantown, Volaworand, Sedunn, Abarri, Qvait, Mapico, Bear Connors Paradiso, The naked people, Yeldarbsland, Bleakfoot, PenguinPies, Darakin, Curlyhoward, Bawkie, Techganet, Terran Draconia, Kandorith, The Filippinas, North Kanuckistan, Ebonhand, West Pastafaria, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Anserisa, Ralphburg, Holy Free, Baltenlands, Marinho Islands, Shefino, Auphelia, Compli, and 67 others.The Worst army of, Corgitopiaa, Laamiva, Soem, Alaninia, Sandaoguo, Belschaft, Drugged Monkeys, Midand, Concrete Slab, Andinla, House Ahsanul, Tepertopia, Phanama, Purple Hyacinth, Royaltica, Bartonia Nova, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Nowa Europa, Apartment 11F, Yellunstryer, Eskvenn, Drystar, The Imperial Frost Federation, Wakandan Tribes, Treir, Holota, Playing Pianos Filled With Flames, Truskawkoland, Qawe, Bohenia, The Altan, Seythennia, Scu Greinne, Pencil Sharpeners 2, LadyRebels, Proctethia, Libedistan, Westenhald, Moreana, Gonrati, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, The United Australian States, Freavia, Ipugao, Doge Land, Kaoia, Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, JavaSiege, Kaleidescooptopia, Beblahbleblo, Agletgreenia, Peoples Republic of TempleLandia, Rhetiaa, Eastern Mekong, New Sanet, Solanosco, Jehenna, Danily, Tackastan, Esfalsa, Nyxonia, Vicken, The Kies, Anatasha, Northern Estrian Islands, and Osheiga.

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