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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,702ndMost Avoided: 3,153rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 3,219th
The Theocracy of
Psychotic Dictatorship
No time to apologise
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Konros

Population18.232 billion

CapitalArkuz
LeaderCardinal Choid Libibi
Faiththe Church of Konros

CurrencyRakys
Animalpython

The Theocracy of Konros is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Cardinal Choid Libibi with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, public floggings, and fear of technology. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 18.232 billion Konrosians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Healthcare, Law & Order, and Administration also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arkuz. The average income tax rate is 61.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Konrosian economy, worth a remarkable 1,553 trillion Rakys a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 85,215 Rakys, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Parents ask their ten-year-olds for help with their government-mandated book reports, the nation's orphanages and maternity wards have been nicknamed 'the Killbot Factories', the most commonly-worn shoes are concrete ones, and unsolved crimes are often pinned on veterans with PTSD. Crime is a major problem, possibly because it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many regulations. Konros's national animal is the python, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is the Church of Konros.

Konros is ranked 271,850th in the world and 73rd in The Free Nations Region for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -10.18 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,702ndTop
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Most Avoided: 3,153rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 3,219thHighest Crime Rates: 3,936thLargest Mining Sector: 4,458thLargest Black Market: 4,972ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,251stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,351stMost Secular: 9,048thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,267thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 17,651stMost Corrupt Governments: 18,958thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,256thLargest Populations: 19,787thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,213thMost Stationary: 20,229thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21,768thMost Authoritarian: 24,280thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 26,843rd
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Largest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionMost Conservative: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Konros, unsolved crimes are often pinned on veterans with PTSD.
  • : Konros was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Konros, the most commonly-worn shoes are concrete ones.
  • : Following new legislation in Konros, the nation's orphanages and maternity wards have been nicknamed 'the Killbot Factories'.
  • : Following new legislation in Konros, parents ask their ten-year-olds for help with their government-mandated book reports.
  • : Following new legislation in Konros, shoppers have literally had their hands full since plastic bags were banned.
  • : Konros was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Konros, it is universally agreed that the first 31 issues are the only ones with humor and charm (Konros has found 5 easter eggs).
  • : Following new legislation in Konros, foreign leaders are advising that Cardinal Choid Libibi's letters must have gotten lost in the mail.
  • : Following new legislation in Konros, people often get liposuction to reduce their air fares.

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