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Largest Populations: 766thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,220thHighest Economic Output: 3,967th
The Democratic United States of
Corporate Bordello
Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain.
Influence
Envoy
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Kompa Ru

Population38.057 billion

CapitalLunar City

CurrencyRu Dinar
AnimalGerman Hawk

The Democratic United States of Kompa Ru is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, renowned for its keen interest in outer space, smutty television, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 38.057 billion Kompa Ruans are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The tiny government is primarily concerned with Industry, although Law & Order, Healthcare, and Defense are also considered important, while Welfare and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lunar City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Kompa Ruan economy, worth a remarkable 3,545 trillion Ru Dinars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is 93,168 Ru Dinars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 314,796 per year while the poor average 20,395, a ratio of 15.4 to 1.

Truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas, corporations cut costs by taking away safety-features on their products, and Kompa Ru has designated Lunar City as its capital city. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Kompa Ru's national animal is the German Hawk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Kompa Ru is ranked 25,234th in the world and 5th in The Heartland for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 97.5 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Largest Populations: 766thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,220thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 3,967thLargest Mining Sector: 4,117thMost Stationary: 5,443rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,157thTop
10%
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 18,120thMost Avoided: 18,622ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,092ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 20,122ndMost Rebellious Youth: 20,495thLargest Black Market: 22,864th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Kompa Ru was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Kompa Ru was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Kompa Ru was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Kompa Ru was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Kompa Ru was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Kompa Ru was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Kompa Ru lodged a message on the The Heartland Regional Message Board.
  • : Kompa Ru was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Kompa Ru's influence in The Heartland rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
  • : Kompa Ru's influence in The Heartland fell from "Envoy" to "Duckspeaker".

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