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The Slightly More Placid Firebal of Kingdom of the Peps

“Just your friendly neighbourhood debater”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
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Location: Grand Peppian Commonwealth

Regional Influence: Dealmaker


The Slightly More Placid Firebal of Kingdom of the Peps is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Anicora Hoppins with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.583 billion KOPians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of KOPingdon. The average income tax rate is 74.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient KOPish economy, worth 146 trillion KOPish Currencies a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 92,847 KOPish Currencies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Third world countries are rich in "I Love KOPingdon" t-shirts, search and rescue forces now accept cheques and all major credit cards, in a baffling press conference Anicora Hoppins proudly dismantled a broken door, and a popular saying is "a chicken for every pot and an abortion clinic on every street". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kingdom of the Peps's national animal is the KOPish Thoroughbred Horse, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities, and its national religion is Freedom of Religion.

Kingdom of the Peps is ranked 19,022nd in the world and 3rd in Grand Peppian Commonwealth for Most Cultured, scoring 87 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 5,132ndLargest Welfare Programs: 5,164thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,175thMost Pacifist: 7,228thSafest: 7,329thNicest Citizens: 7,485thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,314thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,636thMost Inclusive: 10,576thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 13,841stHighest Food Quality: 14,098thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,533rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,850thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,786thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,965thMost Cultured: 19,022ndMost Developed: 19,148thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,560thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,428thLowest Crime Rates: 21,946thHighest Average Tax Rates: 22,437thSmartest Citizens: 23,884thMost Advanced Public Transport: 25,038th
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the region

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