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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,998thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,534thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,597th
The Matriarchy of
Mother Knows Best State
Long live the matriarchy!
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Kerlile

Population6.004 billion

CapitalGrapevale
LeaderRebecca Arnott
FaithChurch of the Goddess

Currencycredit
Animalblack widow

The Matriarchy of Kerlile is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Rebecca Arnott with an iron fist, and notable for its ban on automobiles, public floggings, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 6.004 billion Kerlians 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Grapevale. The average income tax rate is 71.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Kerlian economy, worth 632 trillion credits a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Tourism, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 105,292 credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Teachers prefer to give 'Maybe, Maybe Not' tests when dealing with sensitive subjects, the nation's student exchange programs are something of a one way street, the police think a properly conducted criminal investigation is a real pain, and government agents scour baking periodicals for subversive recipes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kerlile's national animal is the black widow, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Church of the Goddess.

Kerlile is ranked 127,805th in the world and 58th in International Democratic Union for Most Pro-Market, scoring 38.56 on the Rand Index.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,998thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,534thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,597thLargest Black Market: 9,913thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 10,378thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,554thLowest Crime Rates: 12,967thLargest Retail Industry: 15,327thMost Developed: 15,925thLargest Insurance Industry: 16,122ndLargest Welfare Programs: 16,376thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,930thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,724thMost Secular: 18,846th
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Most Authoritarian: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Kerlile was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies and Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Kerlile's influence in International Democratic Union rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Kerlile was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Kerlile was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Kerlile was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Kerlile was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Kerlile was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Kerlile was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans, Largest Governments, and Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Kerlile was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Kerlile was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.

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