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Healthiest Citizens: 1,624thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,029thLowest Crime Rates: 2,442nd
The Wooded Land of
Corrupt Dictatorship
We are the forest, and the forest are we.
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Konar

Population13.18 billion

CapitalEmswe
LeaderBluie
FaithAtheism

Currencychuka
Animaltersik

The Wooded Land of Konar is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Bluie with an iron fist, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, restrictive gun laws, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 13.18 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 1,733 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 131,497 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 232,724th in the world and 9,002nd in The North Pacific for Most Armed, with 0.1 Weapons Per Person.

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Healthiest Citizens: 1,624thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,029thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 2,442ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,943rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,992ndBest Weather: 3,016thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,078thMost Secular: 3,990thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,155thMost Developed: 4,241stMost Advanced Public Education: 4,682ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,071stMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,738thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,205thSmartest Citizens: 7,474thMost Inclusive: 7,844thMost Pacifist: 8,122ndMost Influential: 8,357thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,795thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,835thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,355thLargest Governments: 9,368thHighest Economic Output: 10,160thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,600thHighest Food Quality: 10,899thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,257thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,100thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,265thLargest Black Market: 15,515thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17,466thMost Efficient Economies: 17,479thHighest Average Incomes: 19,421stMost Income Equality: 20,782ndLargest Populations: 21,519thLargest Publishing Industry: 22,104th
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Healthiest Citizens: 105th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 133rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 142nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 142nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 172nd in the regionBest Weather: 201st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 204th in the regionMost Secular: 226th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 240th in the regionMost Developed: 268th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 269th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 277th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 339th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 361st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 369th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 412th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 436th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 446th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 460th in the regionMost Pacifist: 481st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 485th in the regionLargest Governments: 491st in the regionMost Inclusive: 493rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 601st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 618th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 619th in the regionLargest Black Market: 639th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 643rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 765th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 845th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Konar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Food Quality.
  • : Following new legislation in Konar, student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned tersikball fields.
  • : Following new legislation in Konar, army rations are served on silver platters.
  • : Following new legislation in Konar, 90% of active duty KAF personnel have been laid off and replaced by robot kill-drones.
  • : Following new legislation in Konar, years of counter-terrorism planning are foiled by small details.
  • : Following new legislation in Konar, police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds.
  • : Konar lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Konar altered its national flag.
  • : Konar altered its national flag.
  • : Konar lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.

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