by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 918th Most Influential: 1,560th Most Secular: 2,387th
The Kingdom of
New York Times Democracy
Kunskap, seger och kungen
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Kingdom of Korsbar is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Drottning Marie IV af Loyola with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, parental licensing program, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 1.457 billion Korsbarians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Reenberg. The average income tax rate is 84.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Korsbarian economy, worth 202 trillion Ericssons a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an impressive 139,097 Ericssons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead, the election for Drottning Marie IV af Loyola's office's janitor is heating up, bars are packed at all hours, and the explosive fireball of the disintegrating space shuttle has devastated Cape Korsbar. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Korsbar's national animal is the Falk's Marten, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Korsbar is ranked 6,336th in the world and 278th in The North Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 99.44 Quips Per Hour.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 918thTop
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Most Influential: 1,560thMost Secular: 2,387thMost Developed: 3,972ndSafest: 3,991stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,119thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,356thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,006thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,105thBest Weather: 5,496thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,690thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,979thHealthiest Citizens: 6,189thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,247thSmartest Citizens: 6,336thMost Inclusive: 6,367thLowest Crime Rates: 6,494thMost Pacifist: 6,925thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,380thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 9,190thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,886thLargest Governments: 10,021stHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,889thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,287thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,862ndRudest Citizens: 13,564thHighest Average Incomes: 13,718thMost Cultured: 13,960thMost Efficient Economies: 14,287thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,564th
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Most Secular: 131st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 136th in the regionSafest: 179th in the regionMost Developed: 199th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 211th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 238th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 265th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 265th in the regionBest Weather: 267th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 277th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 278th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 286th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 292nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 296th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 329th in the regionMost Pacifist: 345th in the regionMost Inclusive: 363rd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 409th in the regionLargest Governments: 411th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 412th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 431st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 477th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 481st in the regionRudest Citizens: 500th in the regionMost Influential: 534th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 582nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 611th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 622nd in the regionMost Cultured: 650th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 695th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 702nd in the region

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