by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,256thMost Influential: 2,163rdMost Secular: 2,407th
The Kingdom of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Hear me Roar
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population996 million


The Kingdom of Katamba is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its punitive income tax rates, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 996 million Katambans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. The average income tax rate is 80.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Katamban economy, worth 129 trillion Dollars a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 129,538 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

The police double as repo men, there's no cure or sympathy for the common cold, postcards from Katamban driving test centres are popular souvenirs, and Katamba City's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Katamba's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Katamba is ranked 15,495th in the world and 822nd in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 8,554.5 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,256thMost Influential: 2,163rdMost Secular: 2,407thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,369thLowest Crime Rates: 6,765thHealthiest Citizens: 7,724thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,768thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,437thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,560thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 12,331stLargest Governments: 12,843rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,319thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,546thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,808thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,909thSmartest Citizens: 15,340thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,495thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16,278thMost Authoritarian: 16,418thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,804thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,837thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,675thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,108thHighest Average Incomes: 19,788thLargest Agricultural Sector: 20,416thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,614thMost Efficient Economies: 20,981stMost Developed: 21,572nd
Most Secular: 134th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 271st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 340th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 383rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 418th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 440th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 480th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 638th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 647th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 679th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 689th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 727th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 779th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 790th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 792nd in the regionMost Influential: 798th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 820th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 822nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 857th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 861st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 868th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 885th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 924th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 943rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 945th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 955th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Katamba, Katamba City's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight.
  • : Following new legislation in Katamba, postcards from Katamban driving test centres are popular souvenirs.
  • : Following new legislation in Katamba, there's no cure or sympathy for the common cold.
  • : Following new legislation in Katamba, the police double as repo men.
  • : Following new legislation in Katamba, drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking.
  • : Katamba was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Tyirza.
  • : Katamba was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Following new legislation in Katamba, no one born in Katamba can fix a leaky faucet.
  • : Following new legislation in Katamba, only vaccinated citizens may have free healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Katamba, popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 170 » Corfad, Shibutani, Yaorozu, New Lakemba, Hamerica, Aerilia, Orado, Lulubellia, Prydania, Draconian Progression, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, United Kahndaq, The Tampa Bay Rays, Simone Republic, Omnistria, The Rhein States, Notyoutopia, Great Bights Mum, Former English Colony, Joodey, Chips and Guac, Dreadton, Cretox State, Guer Aike, Fauzjhia, Navsland, Koda-Land, Brucklania, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Republica Guilleana, PotatoFarmers, Kragsgale, Ethnon, Runeda, Zzozona, Territorio di Nessuno, Kocherian, Interdimensional Zone, Hardscrabble, Empy, Figyjharli, Ravendi, Wilkshire, Andexia, Sundred, Selfgradatude, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Siwale, Highton Islands, Heilhum Imperius, and 120 others.Xagill, Loutsland, Shadowrik, Dar es Saalam, Sil Dorsett, Newpromisedland, Votak Matim, Religioncord, Kranostav, Merconitonitopia, Frances Francis the First of France, U S Eh, Pytong, Yokciq Empire, Seenvorland, Sikol, VictorH, North Bratislava, Dabarastan, Vincone Cae, Morover, Valentine Z, Bankowiata, Kazoo Basin, Xipher, Outer Shenendoah, Kobagia, Pallaith, Ozstan, 1 very fast endotarter, Holy Oranz, PEG, The Stratosphere Islands, Sunto, Pasargad, The Iron Lions, Venicea, Sevinland, Imperial Pieserged, WeKnow, The Pantheons, Wineclaw, Leewood, Maratabat, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Eywaan, Libertania Democratica, The Serdey Islands, Slyakanya, Odelinor, East Akra, Nodnarb, Yellops, Daiz, The Jerichowan Country, Hewani, Climeria, Seijitsu, The Pleiads, Colfes, Blyskalia, Port Naga, Patrician, Godwanna, Svenskskit, Strongwill, Bharathvarsh, Illusia and Neverendia, His Enduring Majesty, Wisconsota, Star Kingdom, Xentherida, A Salmon Named Harold, Planes, El Fiji Grande, Zyvetskistaahn, Madjack, The Mazur Empire, Sachi, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Nalver And, Innocentic, McMasterdonia, Crusadam, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Moubarakistan, Darkmondoria, Barabolia, Solidair, Vesteysia, Otakus and Weebs, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Ellbonnia, Clan Spaniel, Zemnaya Svoboda, Free Salvation, Maott, Sanjurika, Wapistan, Trumpski, Greater Afroeurasia, Travislavania, Dangine, Questann, Lol2639, Siforpeo, Kromi, Shotokonia, Super Girl, Xyrron, Uzbek Khan, BTProductions, Aryan Homeland, Alexander the Magnus, Steampunk Ariel, Mon Island, Tameside, and Tyirza.