by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 795th Most Influential: 1,184th Most Secular: 2,528th
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, safe nation, ruled by Drottning Eleonora IV af Vimle with a fair hand, and remarkable for its compulsory vegetarianism, frequent executions, and avant-garde cinema. The hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 1.8 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 85.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Korsbarian economy, worth 252 trillion Ericssons a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 140,306 Ericssons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Suburban backyards are seized by the government and turned into national parks, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Korsbar Blood Tithe, celebrity foodies are biting a huge chunk out of the government budget, and the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life. 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 83,691st in the world and 4,539th in The North Pacific for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 1,288.74 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 795thMost Influential: 1,184thTop
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Most Secular: 2,528thSafest: 3,817thMost Developed: 4,049thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,075thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,288thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,315thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,541stBest Weather: 4,723rdLongest Average Lifespans: 5,543rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,580thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,049thHealthiest Citizens: 6,063rdLowest Crime Rates: 6,213thSmartest Citizens: 6,312thMost Inclusive: 6,601stMost Pacifist: 6,737thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,252ndTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 9,147thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,290thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,467thLargest Governments: 9,587thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,700thMost Cultured: 11,963rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,386thHighest Average Incomes: 13,656thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,097thMost Efficient Economies: 15,113th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 140th in the regionMost Secular: 142nd in the regionSafest: 180th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 204th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 210th in the regionMost Developed: 211th in the regionBest Weather: 222nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 238th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 269th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 270th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 277th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 282nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 289th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 299th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 333rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 345th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 364th in the regionMost Inclusive: 385th in the regionLargest Governments: 390th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 415th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 418th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 429th in the regionMost Influential: 442nd in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 561st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 588th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 639th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 656th in the regionRudest Citizens: 656th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 684th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 685th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 724th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 854th in the region

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