by Max Barry

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Knootoss was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 255
Smartest Citizens: 44thMost Scientifically Advanced: 47thLargest Information Technology Sector: 95th
The Free Republic of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Libertate Unanimus
WA Delegate
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population38.875 billion

LeaderMaurits Viljoen

CurrencyAtlantic Ducat
Animalsilver gull

The Free Republic of Knootoss is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Maurits Viljoen with a fair hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 38.875 billion Knootians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny government is primarily concerned with Education, with Healthcare and Defense also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hartstad. The average income tax rate is 10.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Knootian economy, worth an astonishing 17,417 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 448,042 Atlantic Ducats, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

Government fact-checkers use surprising amounts of high explosive, colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Knootian Liberator", barbers who trim a few inches of hair bill the government for their labor, and wars of expansion are described as "peacekeeping operations". 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 196,244th in the world and 24th in Western Atlantic for Most Conservative, scoring 27.46 on the Bush-Santorum Dawning Terror Index.

Smartest Citizens: 44thMost Scientifically Advanced: 47thLargest Information Technology Sector: 95thLargest Publishing Industry: 96thHighest Economic Output: 112thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 196thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 212thHighest Disposable Incomes: 253rdMost Secular: 271stMost Cheerful Citizens: 273rdMost Stationary: 353rdLargest Populations: 419thMost Rebellious Youth: 508thHighest Average Incomes: 512thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 546thMost Cultured: 749thFattest Citizens: 1,047thRudest Citizens: 1,238thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,250thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,260thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,351stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,355thMost Inclusive: 1,441stLargest Mining Sector: 1,457thHighest Food Quality: 1,556thLargest Governments: 1,586thLargest Retail Industry: 1,714thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,148thMost Efficient Economies: 2,302ndTop
Safest: 2,458thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,667thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,044thMost Developed: 4,237thMost Influential: 5,446thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,755thLowest Crime Rates: 7,147thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,384thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,550thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,624thTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 12,622ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,361stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,455thMost Patriotic: 17,556thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,137thHighest Drug Use: 20,396th
Largest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 2nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Knootoss approved the World Assembly proposal "Repeal "WA General Fund"".
  • : Following new legislation in Knootoss, wars of expansion are described as "peacekeeping operations".
  • : Following new legislation in Knootoss, barbers who trim a few inches of hair bill the government for their labor.
  • : Knootoss altered its national flag.
  • : Knootoss was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Food Quality, the Top 5% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, and the Top 10% for Most Patriotic.
  • : Following new legislation in Knootoss, colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Knootian Liberator".
  • : Following new legislation in Knootoss, government fact-checkers use surprising amounts of high explosive.
  • : Following new legislation in Knootoss, the "Dreadnowt" is the pride and joy of the Knootian Navy.
  • : Following new legislation in Knootoss, access to the woods is only granted to those who bring a small shrubbery.
  • : Following new legislation in Knootoss, police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds.


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