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Highest Crime Rates: 1,439thRudest Citizens: 1,699thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,325th
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Population1.713 billion


CurrencyKelorus Lira

The Colony of Kelorus is a massive, cultured nation, remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, otherworldly petting zoo, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.713 billion Kelorusis live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The tiny, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Industry, with Education, Social Policy, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Law & Order receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tutsikiyancek. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Kelorusian economy, worth 245 trillion Kelorus Lire a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Gambling, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 143,517 Kelorus Lire, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 832,004 per year while the poor average 11,757, a ratio of 70.8 to 1.

Robosexual marriages are increasingly common, vaccinations are mandatory, commuter vessels have trouble staying afloat due to increased passengers, and literature classes frequently go on field trips to rock concerts. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Kelorus's national animal is the Bepzinky, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Kelorus is ranked 219,071st in the world and 5,294th in the Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -181.87 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Highest Crime Rates: 1,439thRudest Citizens: 1,699thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,325thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,408thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,589thLargest Retail Industry: 3,307thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,372ndFattest Citizens: 3,552ndLargest Gambling Industry: 3,649thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,664thMost Armed: 4,453rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,207thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,438thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,456thMost Avoided: 7,313thMost Efficient Economies: 9,865thTop
Most Inclusive: 15,004thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,376thHighest Average Incomes: 15,724thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,824thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17,082ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,619thMost Pro-Market: 18,301stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 18,523rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 20,480thMost Politically Free: 22,633rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22,642ndMost Extreme: 24,032nd
Highest Crime Rates: 27th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 35th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 39th in the regionRudest Citizens: 41st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 57th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 59th in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 64th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 81st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 81st in the regionMost Armed: 82nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 87th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 97th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 98th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 131st in the regionMost Avoided: 142nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 163rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 169th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 179th in the regionMost Politically Free: 206th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 230th in the regionNudest: 289th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 344th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 354th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 384th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 384th in the regionMost Extreme: 402nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 405th in the regionMost Inclusive: 422nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 447th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 476th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 489th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 515th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Kelorus's influence in The Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Sprat".
  • : Kelorus relocated from Balder to The Pacific.
  • : Kelorus was refounded in Balder.
  • : Kelorus ceased to exist in The Pacific.
  • : Kelorus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Kelorus was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
  • : Kelorus was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
  • : Kelorus was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden and the Top 10% for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Kelorus was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector and the Top 10% for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Kelorus, literature classes frequently go on field trips to rock concerts.


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