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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : New Connecti's influence in The Galactics Union rose from "Page" to "Squire".
- : New Connecti's influence in The Galactics Union rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : New Connecti's influence in The Galactics Union rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : New Connecti's influence in The Galactics Union rose from "Zero" to "Sprat".
- : New Connecti altered its national flag.
- : New Connecti changed its national animal to "Space Eagle", its capital to "Kerac", its currency to "Doubloon", its demonym to "Kerkan", its demonym adjective to "Kerkan", its leader to "Captain Kidd", its motto to "For Riches", and its nation type to "Kerkan Confederacy".
- : New Connecti revoked its national faith.
- : New Connecti published "Kerkan Confederacy" (Factbook: Overview).
- : New Connecti relocated from The Rejected Realms to The Galactics Union.
- : New Connecti's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".