by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,558thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,106thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,576th
The Democratic States of
Left-wing Utopia
We Will Endure
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population603 million



The Democratic States of Koros is a huge, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, compulsory military service, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 603 million Korosians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nīkihk. The average income tax rate is 80.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Korosian economy, worth 58.8 trillion dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 97,536 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

People reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight, the death penalty has been reintroduced, the government is a clear-cut case of tyranny by majority, and war is made in the name of love. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Koros's national animal is the eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Koros is ranked 19,691st in the world and 580th in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 7,402.45 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,558thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,106thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,576thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,802ndMost Inclusive: 7,870thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,428thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,435thSafest: 9,958thNicest Citizens: 9,979thHighest Food Quality: 11,417thMost Pacifist: 13,342ndLongest Average Lifespans: 15,028thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 15,604thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,083rdHealthiest Citizens: 16,436thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,538thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,607thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,612thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,883rdMost Cultured: 18,002ndBest Weather: 18,138thMost Income Equality: 18,432ndLowest Crime Rates: 18,464thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,163rdMost Advanced Public Education: 19,691stLargest Governments: 20,812thMost Influential: 22,543rdSmartest Citizens: 23,363rdHighest Drug Use: 23,523rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 28,572ndMost Subsidized Industry: 30,168th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 161st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 193rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 240th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 247th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 249th in the regionMost Inclusive: 279th in the regionSafest: 337th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 344th in the regionNicest Citizens: 359th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 374th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 407th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 434th in the regionNudest: 470th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 486th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 494th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 495th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 496th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 502nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 513th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 522nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 522nd in the regionLargest Governments: 573rd in the regionMost Cultured: 573rd in the regionBest Weather: 573rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 580th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 597th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 656th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 689th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 741st in the regionMost Income Equality: 826th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 828th in the regionMost Developed: 880th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,013th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1,040th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,132nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,153rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Koros, war is made in the name of love.
  • : Following new legislation in Koros, the government is a clear-cut case of tyranny by majority.
  • : Koros voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Independent investment Research Protocol".
  • : Following new legislation in Koros, the death penalty has been reintroduced.
  • : Following new legislation in Koros, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight.
  • : Koros was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans and the Top 10% for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Koros, doctors ask for written consent before making eye contact with patients.
  • : Following new legislation in Koros, Leader's webseries about the alleged hauntings of Nīkihk generates millions of views.
  • : Following new legislation in Koros, hedge fund managers are diversifying into herbaceous borders.
  • : Following new legislation in Koros, polygraphs are relegated to the dungeon exhibit in castle museums.