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Knootoss was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 255
Smartest Citizens: 45thMost Scientifically Advanced: 49thLargest Publishing Industry: 104th
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Knootoss

Population41.191 billion

CapitalHartstad
LeaderPrime Minister Charlotte van Jonkervelde

CurrencyAtlantic Ducat
Animalsilver gull

The Free Republic of Knootoss is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Prime Minister Charlotte van Jonkervelde with a fair hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 41.191 billion Knootians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Education, although Defense and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hartstad. The average income tax rate is 15.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Knootian economy, worth an astonishing 19,431 trillion Atlantic Ducats a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Soda Sales, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 471,748 Atlantic Ducats, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

A government program is underway to revitalize Knootoss's beaches, 'To Regulate And Beyond' is the unofficial motto of the Knootian Space Agency, the national security service are a bunch of crooks, and advertisers scramble to sponsor the broadcast of Prime Minister Charlotte van Jonkervelde's most personal functions. Crime is totally unknown. Knootoss's national animal is the silver gull, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Knootoss is ranked 15,329th in the world and 3rd in Western Atlantic for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 24,666.21 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Smartest Citizens: 45thMost Scientifically Advanced: 49thLargest Publishing Industry: 104thHighest Economic Output: 106thLargest Information Technology Sector: 111thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 152ndMost Secular: 183rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 201stMost Cheerful Citizens: 271stHighest Disposable Incomes: 274thMost Stationary: 319thHighest Poor Incomes: 330thLargest Populations: 411thMost Rebellious Youth: 449thHighest Average Incomes: 490thRudest Citizens: 587thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 681stMost Cultured: 746thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,180thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,265thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,352ndLargest Governments: 1,456thHighest Food Quality: 1,522ndFattest Citizens: 1,550thMost Inclusive: 1,587thLargest Retail Industry: 1,594thMost Efficient Economies: 1,926thLargest Mining Sector: 2,097thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,730thMost Developed: 3,245thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,971stSafest: 4,270thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,412thMost Influential: 5,269thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,293rdLowest Crime Rates: 6,425thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,072ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,624thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,348thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,576thLargest Insurance Industry: 11,352ndTop
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Most Patriotic: 12,869thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,249thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,329thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21,070thMost Corrupt Governments: 21,266thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,884thMost Politically Free: 25,071st
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Largest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Knootoss, advertisers scramble to sponsor the broadcast of Prime Minister Charlotte van Jonkervelde's most personal functions.
  • : Following new legislation in Knootoss, the national security service are a bunch of crooks.
  • : Following new legislation in Knootoss, 'To Regulate And Beyond' is the unofficial motto of the Knootian Space Agency.
  • : Following new legislation in Knootoss, a government program is underway to revitalize Knootoss's beaches.
  • : Knootoss was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Free.
  • : Knootoss voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Free, Open Source Software Use".
  • : Knootoss voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Lily".
  • : Following new legislation in Knootoss, anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper.
  • : Following new legislation in Knootoss, breast milk lattes are the newest fad among hip urbanites.
  • : Following new legislation in Knootoss, political speeches that drill deep into bureaucratic fine detail could be said to be a little boring.

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