by Max Barry

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Healthiest Citizens: 1,922ndLongest Average Lifespans: 2,490thLowest Crime Rates: 2,809th
The Wooded Land of
Corrupt Dictatorship
We are the forest, and the forest are we.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population15.74 billion



The Wooded Land of Konar is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Bluie with an iron fist, and renowned for its punitive income tax rates, restrictive gun laws, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 15.74 billion Konarians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Emswe. The average income tax rate is 90.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Konarian economy, worth a remarkable 2,070 trillion chukas a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Book Publishing, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 131,539 chukas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Years of counter-terrorism planning are foiled by small details, 90% of active duty KAF personnel have been laid off and replaced by robot kill-drones, army rations are served on silver platters, and student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned tersikball fields. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Konar's national animal is the tersik, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Atheism.

Konar is ranked 274,491st in the world and 13,182nd in The North Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -24.82 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Healthiest Citizens: 1,922ndLongest Average Lifespans: 2,490thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 2,809thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,832ndBest Weather: 3,271stMost Secular: 4,162ndMost Corrupt Governments: 4,220thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,442ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,580thMost Developed: 4,653rdMost Advanced Public Education: 4,980thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,365thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,450thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,616thSmartest Citizens: 7,826thMost Pacifist: 8,203rdMost Inclusive: 8,223rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,128thHighest Economic Output: 9,321stHighest Poor Incomes: 9,715thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,864thLargest Governments: 10,052ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,658thHighest Food Quality: 11,007thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,413thMost Influential: 13,172ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,483rdTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 15,928thLargest Black Market: 16,676thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 18,991stLargest Populations: 19,119thMost Efficient Economies: 19,552ndHighest Average Incomes: 21,482ndLargest Publishing Industry: 22,514thMost Income Equality: 25,989thMost Stationary: 26,415th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 93rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 111th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 142nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 144th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 147th in the regionBest Weather: 187th in the regionMost Secular: 211th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 231st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 245th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 255th in the regionMost Developed: 266th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 302nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 315th in the regionLargest Black Market: 327th in the regionLargest Populations: 334th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 369th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 385th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 403rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 411th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 451st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 480th in the regionMost Pacifist: 481st in the regionMost Inclusive: 483rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 488th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 507th in the regionLargest Governments: 518th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 602nd in the regionMost Stationary: 622nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 626th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 635th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 841st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 847th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 911th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1,031st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1,041st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,063rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Konar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Konar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Konar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Konar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Konar was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Konar was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Konar was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Konar was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Konar applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Konar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.