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Most Developed: 32nd Best Weather: 33rd Most Beautiful Environments: 45th
The Democratic States of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
One for all and all for Kia!
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population8.527 billion



The Democratic States of Kiaville is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Kia with a fair hand, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, parental licensing program, and prohibition of alcohol. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.527 billion Kiavilleans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kiatown. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Kiavillean economy, worth a remarkable 2,386 trillion Kronor a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 279,879 Kronor, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas, tourists need only sign on the dotted line to become citizens, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients, and conspiracy theorists allege that the government is spying on them through their carbon monoxide detectors. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kiaville's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Kiaville is ranked 32nd in the world and 1st in the Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 99.69 on the Human Development Index.

Most Developed: 32ndBest Weather: 33rdMost Beautiful Environments: 45thLongest Average Lifespans: 46thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 55thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 76thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 95thMost Secular: 98thHealthiest Citizens: 120thMost Advanced Public Education: 144thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 157thMost Pacifist: 165thMost Compassionate Citizens: 209thNicest Citizens: 209thHighest Average Tax Rates: 242ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 292ndMost Subsidized Industry: 310thSafest: 314thLargest Governments: 332ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 337thSmartest Citizens: 345thMost Inclusive: 363rdLargest Welfare Programs: 429thLowest Crime Rates: 450thHighest Poor Incomes: 470thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 638thMost Advanced Public Transport: 730thMost Cultured: 1,597thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 1,815thHighest Average Incomes: 2,052ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,428thHighest Economic Output: 4,817thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,989thMost Efficient Economies: 5,105thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,764thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,331stTop
Most Influential: 8,537thMost Stationary: 8,939thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,875thMost Income Equality: 11,152ndNudest: 14,437th
Best Weather: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionSafest: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the regionNicest Citizens: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9th in the regionMost Inclusive: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 19th in the regionMost Influential: 19th in the regionMost Cultured: 29th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 32nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 60th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 69th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 84th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 86th in the regionMost Stationary: 89th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 110th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 156th in the regionLargest Populations: 161st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 255th in the regionNudest: 285th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 479th in the regionMost Income Equality: 519th in the regionMost Politically Free: 575th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Kiaville, conspiracy theorists allege that the government is spying on them through their carbon monoxide detectors.
  • : Following new legislation in Kiaville, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients.
  • : Following new legislation in Kiaville, tourists need only sign on the dotted line to become citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Kiaville, students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas.
  • : Kiaville lost the endorsement of The Grand Duchy of Xemja.
  • : Kiaville was endorsed by The Grand Duchy of Xemja.
  • : Following new legislation in Kiaville, parties that are too noisy are broken up to prevent disturbing wildlife.
  • : Following new legislation in Kiaville, hipster cyclists declare that "metal is dead".
  • : Following new legislation in Kiaville, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents.
  • : Following new legislation in Kiaville, every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead.


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