by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,482ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,914thMost Influential: 3,778th
The Military State of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Cognoscere, Docere, Erudire
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population1.38 billion

FaithOrthodox Christianity

AnimalEurasian Brown Bear

The Military State of Kharkolov is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Stribog with an iron fist, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, frequent executions, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 1.38 billion Kharkivians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kharkiv. The average income tax rate is 58.4%.

The all-consuming Kharkivian economy, worth 166 trillion Rubles a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 120,429 Rubles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.6 times as much as the poorest.

You can't put down the nation's attitude to pet health, Stribog can often be seen hanging around playgrounds chatting with the kids, there has been a rapid increase of noise complaints over the sound of buzzing bees, and first-time moms are expected to be experienced parents from day one. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kharkolov's national animal is the Eurasian Brown Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Orthodox Christianity.

Kharkolov is ranked 112,012th in the world and 856th in Europe for Smartest Citizens, with 31.08 quips per hour.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,482ndTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,914thMost Influential: 3,778thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,309thMost Armed: 5,541stMost Patriotic: 7,317thMost Devout: 8,396thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,641stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12,428thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,613thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,332ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,641stMost Authoritarian: 16,464thLargest Welfare Programs: 21,089thMost Corrupt Governments: 22,768thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23,953rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 24,317thHighest Average Incomes: 25,796th
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 29th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 39th in the regionMost Armed: 46th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 69th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 69th in the regionMost Patriotic: 81st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 81st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 103rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 103rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 110th in the regionLargest Black Market: 115th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 121st in the region

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