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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 28thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 44thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 45th
The Shopping Mall Tyranny of
Iron Fist Consumerists
GREATEST SHOPPING MALL IN THE UNIVERSE!!!
Supreme Leader Ivica Todoric
Influence
Diplomat
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Konzum K-plus

Population12.481 billion

CapitalKonzum Shopping Mall
LeaderSupreme Leader Ivica Todoric
FaithConsumerism

CurrencyFlogging
AnimalSalmonella

The Shopping Mall Tyranny of Konzum K-plus is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Supreme Leader Ivica Todoric with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, avowedly heterosexual populace, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 12.481 billion SHOPPERS are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Law & Order is also considered important, while Welfare and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Konzum Shopping Mall. The average income tax rate is 97.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Konzum K-plusian economy, worth a remarkable 6,461 trillion Floggings 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, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Information Technology. 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 a breathtaking 517,667 Floggings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

The nation has recently been attributed to the funding of terrorist organisations, the "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making SHOPPERS any less frightened, poets and writers are regularly rounded up and shot for entertainment, and Renaissance frescos are being chiselled off public walls. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Konzum K-plus's national animal is the Salmonella, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is Consumerism.

Konzum K-plus is ranked 1,718th in the world and 12th in Psychotic Dictatorships for Fattest Citizens, with 47.69 Obesity Rate.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 28thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 44thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 45thMost Patriotic: 178thLargest Mining Sector: 219thMost Ignorant Citizens: 229thMost Corrupt Governments: 263rdLargest Black Market: 270thHighest Average Incomes: 336thHighest Poor Incomes: 430thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 436thMost Armed: 446thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 452ndLargest Insurance Industry: 860thMost Avoided: 873rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,112thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,251stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,350thLargest Governments: 1,568thHighest Economic Output: 1,659thFattest Citizens: 1,718thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,595thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 2,843rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,943rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,096thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,099thRudest Citizens: 4,106thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,654thMost Efficient Economies: 6,572ndMost Subsidized Industry: 6,928thMost Conservative: 7,478thNudest: 8,012thLargest Gambling Industry: 8,270thMost Stationary: 9,657thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,738thMost Influential: 13,591stMost Secular: 13,703rdTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 13,954thMost Authoritarian: 15,505thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,627thLargest Populations: 26,438th
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Patriotic: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Konzum K-plus, Renaissance frescos are being chiselled off public walls.
  • : Following new legislation in Konzum K-plus, poets and writers are regularly rounded up and shot for entertainment.
  • : Following new legislation in Konzum K-plus, the "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making SHOPPERS any less frightened.
  • : Following new legislation in Konzum K-plus, the nation has recently been attributed to the funding of terrorist organisations.
  • : Following new legislation in Konzum K-plus, a typical peasant's life cycle leads from birth to the gallows.
  • : Following new legislation in Konzum K-plus, military equipment stores have a tendency to go up in flames.
  • : Following new legislation in Konzum K-plus, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread.
  • : Following new legislation in Konzum K-plus, the police are tightening their grip on alcohol smugglers.
  • : Konzum K-plus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Konzum K-plus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.

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