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Best Weather: 653rd Most Beautiful Environments: 1,083rd Longest Average Lifespans: 1,108th
The Liberal Socialist Democracy of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Freedom, Knowledge and Tranquility
Influence
Contender
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Kantobliv

Population3.403 billion

CapitalUltra Oblivew Metropolis
LeaderLeader Mewnium
FaithBalance

CurrencyKantel
AnimalMew

The Liberal Socialist Democracy of Kantobliv is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Leader Mewnium with a fair hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, national health service, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 3.403 billion Kantians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ultra Oblivew Metropolis. The average income tax rate is 97.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Kantoblivian economy, worth 627 trillion Kantels a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 184,373 Kantels, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Hospitals are amongst the best-funded in the region, city budgets are spent entirely on supporting the town royalty, snap elections are called over every minor impasse, and hackers post hourly updates on international summits. Crime is totally unknown. Kantobliv's national animal is the Mew, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Balance.

Kantobliv is ranked 8,802nd in the world and 12th in The Union of Democratic States for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Best Weather: 653rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,083rdLongest Average Lifespans: 1,108thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,345thMost Pacifist: 1,411thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,459thHealthiest Citizens: 1,510thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,714thTop
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Most Developed: 1,872ndNicest Citizens: 1,904thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,934thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,970thMost Inclusive: 2,056thMost Influential: 2,161stLargest Welfare Programs: 2,248thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,375thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,507thSafest: 2,593rdLargest Publishing Industry: 2,838thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,960thSmartest Citizens: 2,999thLargest Governments: 3,010thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,050thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,329thLowest Crime Rates: 4,490thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,730thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,758thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,313thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,554thMost Cultured: 5,785thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,566thHighest Average Incomes: 7,185thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,007thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 8,802ndRudest Citizens: 13,063rdMost Secular: 13,194thNudest: 16,688th
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Healthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the regionSafest: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionNicest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 8th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Kantobliv, hackers post hourly updates on international summits.
  • : Following new legislation in Kantobliv, snap elections are called over every minor impasse.
  • : Kantobliv was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Kantobliv, city budgets are spent entirely on supporting the town royalty.
  • : Following new legislation in Kantobliv, hospitals are amongst the best-funded in the region.
  • : Following new legislation in Kantobliv, short shrift is being given to applications for political asylum from illegal immigrants.
  • : Kantobliv voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Severisen".
  • : Following new legislation in Kantobliv, government adverts say that twelve lashes a day keeps divine wrath at bay.
  • : Following new legislation in Kantobliv, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations.
  • : Kantobliv was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Democratic Socialists".

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