by Max Barry

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Most Inclusive: 597th Most Compassionate Citizens: 641st Nicest Citizens: 697th
The Republic of
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Population3.195 billion

FaithChurch of Light


The Republic of Kelsyth is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Lena with a fair hand, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, state-planned economy, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 3.195 billion Kelsythians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alnelenora. The average income tax rate is 99.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Kelsythian economy, worth 714 trillion Korunas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 223,501 Korunas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Kelsyth's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region, homeowners are evicted to make way for new runways, the parliament building has installed a revolving door, and Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping. Crime is totally unknown. Kelsyth's national animal is the Hippogryph, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Church of Light.

Kelsyth is ranked 9,412th in the world and 286th in The East Pacific for Most Secular, with 91.59 Atheism Rate.

Most Inclusive: 597thMost Compassionate Citizens: 641stNicest Citizens: 697thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 894thMost Pacifist: 994thMost Developed: 1,194thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,284thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,370thSafest: 1,474thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,480thLargest Governments: 1,494thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,593rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,625thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,681stTop
Smartest Citizens: 1,773rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,784thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,830thMost Cultured: 1,860thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,872ndMost Advanced Public Education: 2,016thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,051stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,134thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,205thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,258thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,393rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,397thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,445thMost Influential: 2,550thLowest Crime Rates: 3,506thHealthiest Citizens: 4,004thHighest Average Incomes: 4,058thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,283rdRudest Citizens: 4,697thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,153rdBest Weather: 7,067thTop
Nudest: 8,874thMost Secular: 9,412thMost Efficient Economies: 9,429thMost Politically Free: 11,235thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,037th
Most Compassionate Citizens: 14th in the regionNicest Citizens: 16th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17th in the regionMost Inclusive: 18th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 22nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 24th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 24th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 25th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 27th in the regionMost Developed: 27th in the regionLargest Governments: 28th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 32nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 34th in the regionSafest: 36th in the regionMost Cultured: 37th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 37th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 40th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 41st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 44th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 45th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 46th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 47th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 48th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 48th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 57th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 61st in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 77th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 81st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 86th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 103rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 103rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 109th in the regionMost Influential: 169th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 182nd in the regionNudest: 191st in the regionMost Politically Free: 197th in the regionBest Weather: 208th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 210th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 270th in the regionMost Secular: 286th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 395th in the regionLargest Populations: 526th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 578th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Kelsyth was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Kelsyth, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping.
  • : Following new legislation in Kelsyth, the parliament building has installed a revolving door.
  • : Following new legislation in Kelsyth, homeowners are evicted to make way for new runways.
  • : Following new legislation in Kelsyth, Kelsyth's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region.
  • : Following new legislation in Kelsyth, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up.
  • : Following new legislation in Kelsyth, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets.
  • : Following new legislation in Kelsyth, the government is a proud sponsor of the National Gaming Association.
  • : Kelsyth endorsed The Protectorate of Opossum Slayer.
  • : Kelsyth was endorsed by The Protectorate of Opossum Slayer.


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