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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,314thMost Armed: 2,542ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,328th
The Battle-Hardened Warriors of
Democratic Socialists
We die, so that they may live
Kayla Verdika
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Kathol Rift

Population2.471 billion

CapitalThe Citadel
LeaderKayla Verdika


The Battle-Hardened Warriors of Kathol Rift is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Kayla Verdika with an even hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, digital currency, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 2.471 billion Kathols are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Citadel. The average income tax rate is 92.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Kathol economy, worth 384 trillion Chits a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 155,512 Chits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Friendly fire incidents usually result in severe burns, children regularly take part in blood sports that result in extreme boo-boos, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations, and explosive diarrhoea is not just a colorful phrase. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kathol Rift's national animal is the Thunderbird, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Kathol Rift is ranked 201,519th in the world and 6,409th in the Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -15.87 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,314thMost Armed: 2,542ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,328thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,682ndLowest Crime Rates: 5,033rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,330thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,633rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,202ndLargest Governments: 6,516thMost Secular: 6,714thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,505thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,237thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,666thHealthiest Citizens: 8,756thMost Developed: 9,353rdLargest Welfare Programs: 9,736thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 11,638thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,869thHighest Average Incomes: 12,207thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,409thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,292ndMost Influential: 13,687thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,839thSmartest Citizens: 14,757thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,399thMost Efficient Economies: 16,633rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,804thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,095thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,362nd
Most Armed: 45th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 57th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 71st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 103rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 113th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 133rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 142nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 145th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 157th in the regionLargest Governments: 160th in the regionMost Influential: 185th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 198th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 217th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 235th in the regionMost Secular: 235th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 245th in the regionMost Developed: 253rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 255th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 297th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 309th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 324th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 348th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 349th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 376th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 416th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 421st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 425th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 456th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 459th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 540th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 556th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 571st in the region

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Endorsements Received: 6 » Wubdich, Xoriet, Jar Wattinree, East Durthang, Monsierron, and United Ottarenzian Capitalist Republics.

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