by Max Barry

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Highest Poor Incomes: 78thLargest Black Market: 97thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 154th
The Nomadic Peoples of
Democratic Socialists
There are different shades of crazy.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population23.671 billion

LeaderTim Krieg

Currencyshiny things

The Nomadic Peoples of Kriegiersien is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Tim Krieg with an even hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, soft-spoken computers, and national health service. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 23.671 billion Kriegiersiens are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Healthcare, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Schoenwetter. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Kriegiersienian economy, worth an astonishing 14,458 trillion shiny things 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, Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. 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 610,823 shiny things, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

When shaking hands with foreign leaders Tim Krieg wears an armoured gauntlet, buses are widely regarded as the safest way to travel, scientists are researching the best way to kill off humanity to prevent catastrophic war, and thieves find battery shops juicier targets than banks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kriegiersien's national animal is the scorpion, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Kriegiersien is ranked 1,064th in the world and 31st in Balder for Lowest Crime Rates, with 165.77 law-abiding acts per hour.

Highest Poor Incomes: 78thLargest Black Market: 97thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 154thHighest Average Incomes: 188thLargest Information Technology Sector: 197thMost Secular: 198thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 214thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 248thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 283rdHighest Economic Output: 337thMost Advanced Public Education: 483rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 544thLargest Governments: 566thMost Developed: 567thLongest Average Lifespans: 606thSmartest Citizens: 626thLargest Welfare Programs: 711thMost Valuable International Artwork: 806thMost Patriotic: 816thHighest Average Tax Rates: 822ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 924thLargest Publishing Industry: 964thLowest Crime Rates: 1,064thHealthiest Citizens: 1,083rdMost Corrupt Governments: 1,094thRudest Citizens: 1,152ndMost Inclusive: 1,166thHighest Food Quality: 1,546thMost Efficient Economies: 1,664thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,698thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,986thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,408thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,486thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,213thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,266thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,970thMost Cultured: 4,195thBest Weather: 6,404thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,511thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,853rdLargest Populations: 9,094thMost Stationary: 11,070thMost Influential: 12,634thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,657thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 24,965thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 25,883rd
Highest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 8th in the regionMost Patriotic: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 14th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 16th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 19th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 25th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 31st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 34th in the regionRudest Citizens: 35th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 37th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 37th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 49th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 50th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 57th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 71st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 81st in the regionMost Stationary: 87th in the regionMost Influential: 87th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 98th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 158th in the regionMost Cultured: 180th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 217th in the regionLargest Populations: 218th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 222nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 293rd in the regionBest Weather: 303rd in the regionTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 485th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Kriegiersien voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Star Gazing Day"".
  • : Kriegiersien voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Staynes".
  • : Kriegiersien voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Whistleblowing Convention".
  • : Kriegiersien voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Recognition of the Borlands".
  • : Kriegiersien voted against the World Assembly Resolution "WA Misrepresentation Governance".
  • : Kriegiersien voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Injunct The Crown Dependency of Hong Kong".
  • : Kriegiersien voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Safe Transportation of Hazardous Materials".
  • : Kriegiersien voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate The Crown Dependency of Hong Kong".
  • : Kriegiersien voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Convention Against Heinous Crimes".
  • : Kriegiersien voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Tinhampton".