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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 845th Largest Black Market: 1,219th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,627th
The United Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Strength and Unity
Murphy Owen Miles
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Corum55

Population12.916 billion

CapitalSmolgrad
LeaderMurphy Owen Miles
FaithNorthern Orthodox

CurrencyCredit
AnimalSilver Eagle

The United Republic of Corum55 is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Murphy Owen Miles with an iron fist, and notable for its ban on automobiles, triple-decker prams, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 12.916 billion Corumians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Education is also considered important, while Spirituality and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Smolgrad. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 64.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Corum55ian economy, worth a remarkable 1,473 trillion Credits a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Gambling. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 114,099 Credits, with the richest citizens earning 5.4 times as much as the poorest.

Squeaky high prepubescent voices recite the patriotic poem "Hail to The Leader!" before each meal, swarms of present-laden delivery drones blot out the sun before major holidays, visitors to the famed rainforests are instead taken to vast furniture factories, and the Corum55ian Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Corum55's national animal is the Silver Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Northern Orthodox.

Corum55 is ranked 33,523rd in the world and 1,658th in Balder for Smartest Citizens, with 43.55 Quips Per Hour.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 845thLargest Black Market: 1,219thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,627thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 1,707thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,575thMost Avoided: 3,696thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,523rdMost Advanced Public Education: 4,583rdMost Corrupt Governments: 6,813thHighest Economic Output: 7,191stTop
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Largest Populations: 9,499thMost Conservative: 13,442ndMost Devout: 14,113thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,794thMost Cultured: 16,684thMost Authoritarian: 16,747th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 30th in the regionLargest Black Market: 49th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 58th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 75th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 154th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 171st in the regionMost Avoided: 174th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 232nd in the regionLargest Populations: 261st in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 279th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 332nd in the regionMost Conservative: 333rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 476th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Corum55 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Corum55 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured and Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Corum55, the Corum55ian Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances.
  • : Following new legislation in Corum55, visitors to the famed rainforests are instead taken to vast furniture factories.
  • : Corum55 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Devout.
  • : Following new legislation in Corum55, swarms of present-laden delivery drones blot out the sun before major holidays.
  • : Following new legislation in Corum55, squeaky high prepubescent voices recite the patriotic poem "Hail to The Leader!" before each meal.
  • : Following new legislation in Corum55, superstitious folk make gestures to ward off evil whenever they see a refrigeration unit.
  • : Following new legislation in Corum55, there is a disproportionate number of poor people in prison.
  • : Corum55's influence in Balder rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".

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