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The Grand Duchy of Kharkov

“Oppose all foes by standing united”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
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Location: Future Panthalassa

Regional Influence: Hermit


The Grand Duchy of Kharkov is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Maochao with an even hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, anti-smoking policies, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful population of 42.542 billion Kharkovites have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 3.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Kharkovian economy, worth 732 trillion gold pieces a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 17,213 gold pieces, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

In life full of care there is no time to stop and stare, legal contracts aren't worth the paper they're written on, the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one, and stone wrist watches that weigh 20lb are the latest trend. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kharkov's national animal is the Golden Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Kharkov is ranked 214,129th in the world and 1st in Future Panthalassa for Most Extreme, scoring 10.93 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Largest Populations: 6thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,945thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,771stSafest: 3,166thSmartest Citizens: 3,183rdRudest Citizens: 3,991stFattest Citizens: 4,093rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,354thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,021stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,322ndMost Rebellious Youth: 6,634thMost Patriotic: 6,904thMost Influential: 7,538thMost Cultured: 7,985thLowest Crime Rates: 9,401stMost Stationary: 12,571stTop
Largest Governments: 16,666thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,172ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23,621st

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