The Commonwealth of Kitev is a fledgling, safe nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, irreverence towards religion, and absence of drug laws. The hard-working, democratic population of 5 million Kitevians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.
The tiny, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 7.7%.
The strong Kitevian economy, worth 295 billion dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Pizza Delivery industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Soda Sales, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 59,169 dollars, with the richest citizens earning 5.3 times as much as the poorest.
Surveillance cameras are banned, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, and education and welfare spending are on the rise. Crime is relatively low. Kitev's national animal is the orca, which can occasionally be seen avoiding garbage in the nation's murky oceans.