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Most Efficient Economies: 3,749thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,973rdMost Developed: 4,938th
The Kerkan Confederacy of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
For Riches
Captain Kidd
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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New Connecti

Population7.733 billion

CapitalKerac
LeaderCaptain Kidd

CurrencyDoubloon
AnimalSpace Eagle

The Kerkan Confederacy of New Connecti is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Captain Kidd with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, rampant corporate plagiarism, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 7.733 billion Kerkans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kerac. The average income tax rate is 80.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Kerkan economy, worth a remarkable 1,507 trillion Doubloons a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 194,975 Doubloons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Ships no longer sail as no one wants to encounter Kerkan pirates, Amnesty Interregional has condemned New Connecti for ignoring crimes against humanity, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway, and sermons are regularly interrupted by businessmen taking phone calls. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. New Connecti's national animal is the Space Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

New Connecti is ranked 4,938th in the world and 3rd in The Galactics Union for Most Developed, scoring 93.73 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Efficient Economies: 3,749thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,973rdMost Developed: 4,938thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,034thSmartest Citizens: 6,445thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,647thHighest Average Incomes: 6,785thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,100thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,118thLargest Governments: 7,546thHealthiest Citizens: 8,439thLowest Crime Rates: 8,553rdLongest Average Lifespans: 8,844thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,175thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,178thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,245thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,557thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,505thHighest Economic Output: 10,511thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,714thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,867thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,497thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,298thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13,370thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,796thLargest Retail Industry: 14,380thMost Secular: 14,592ndMost Cultured: 17,267thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,707thMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,414thMost Inclusive: 18,491stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,764thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,771st
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the region

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