by Max Barry

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 214thLargest Black Market: 252ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 267th
The Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
The sun never sets on Corumm
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population18.766 billion

LeaderBrother Leader Linge Chen
Faiththe Cult of the Leader

AnimalCorummese Bear

The Republic of Corumm is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Brother Leader Linge Chen with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, strictly enforced bedtime, and aversion to nipples. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 18.766 billion Corummese 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mirzak. The average income tax rate is 70.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Corummian economy, worth a remarkable 7,570 trillion Lire a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 403,429 Lire, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

The government is well known for declaring war on other countries for suspected slights, Brother Leader Linge Chen lights cigars with a hundred-Lira bill, a signed affidavit from a prominent anti-corruption advocate declares that he is in fact a crook after all, and crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Corumm's national animal is the Corummese Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is the Cult of the Leader.

Corumm is ranked 219,938th in the world and 23rd in Greater Ixnay for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 43.65 Whatever.

Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 214thLargest Black Market: 252ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 267thLargest Mining Sector: 304thLargest Agricultural Sector: 411thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 515thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 623rdHighest Average Incomes: 751stHighest Poor Incomes: 874thMost Corrupt Governments: 891stHighest Economic Output: 922ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,002ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,285thMost Avoided: 1,497thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,533rdLowest Crime Rates: 1,665thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,716thMost Secular: 2,107thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,282ndTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,775thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,905thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,113thFattest Citizens: 3,245thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,620thMost Efficient Economies: 3,850thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,067thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,231stHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,307thLargest Governments: 4,462ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,839thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,517thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,608thLargest Populations: 8,991stLargest Retail Industry: 9,967thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,784thMost Developed: 12,053rdTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 12,836thMost Stationary: 13,356thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,889thMost Influential: 15,983rdSmartest Citizens: 20,210thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,918thRudest Citizens: 24,398th
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Corumm resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Corumm was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Corumm was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Corumm lodged a message on the Greater Ixnay Regional Message Board.
  • : Corumm voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Lily".
  • : Corumm voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Supporting People with Disabilities".
  • : Corumm voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate The Embassy".
  • : Corumm voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend King HEM".
  • : Corumm voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Freedom of Assembly"".
  • : Corumm was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.


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