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Most Secular: 163rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 376thLargest Information Technology Sector: 420th
The Republic of
Father Knows Best State
Pride in strength
Arne
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Kroken

Population14.271 billion

CapitalNeslandsvatn
LeaderArne

CurrencyTrilqi
AnimalWolf

The Republic of Kroken is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Arne with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, zero percent divorce rate, and smutty television. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 14.271 billion Krokenians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neslandsvatn. The average income tax rate is 32.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Krokenian economy, worth a remarkable 3,570 trillion Trilqis a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 250,191 Trilqis, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.4 times as much as the poorest.

Dozens of additional foreign policy specialists have been sent to the country's WA Mission, hand-to-hand combat experience is udderly essential for all dairy ranchers, dealers go from pushing drugs to pushing up daisies, and ill and injured visitors in Kroken have to walk it off until they return home. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kroken's national animal is the Wolf, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Kroken is ranked 258,105th in the world and 11,253rd in The North Pacific for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -56 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Most Secular: 163rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 376thLargest Information Technology Sector: 420thHealthiest Citizens: 465thMost Developed: 647thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 673rdMost Patriotic: 691stLongest Average Lifespans: 713thSmartest Citizens: 1,100thHighest Food Quality: 1,164thMost Influential: 1,273rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,396thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,511thMost Cultured: 1,523rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,628thLowest Crime Rates: 1,785thMost Inclusive: 1,872ndLargest Publishing Industry: 2,146thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,239thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,388thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 3,338thNicest Citizens: 3,856thHighest Average Incomes: 3,933rdMost Beautiful Environments: 4,057thHighest Economic Output: 4,467thBest Weather: 6,783rdNudest: 7,008thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,120thMost Pacifist: 7,377thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,868thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,536thLargest Governments: 9,739thMost Efficient Economies: 10,468thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,044thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 14,223rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,549thMost Stationary: 16,857thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17,427thLargest Populations: 21,306thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22,540thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 24,722ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 24,734thMost Valuable International Artwork: 25,764th
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Most Secular: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 19th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 27th in the regionMost Developed: 34th in the regionMost Patriotic: 34th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 38th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 49th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 60th in the regionMost Cultured: 67th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 68th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 77th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 88th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 90th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 90th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 100th in the regionMost Inclusive: 107th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 115th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 145th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 148th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 165th in the regionNudest: 205th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 221st in the regionNicest Citizens: 222nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 258th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 267th in the regionLargest Populations: 375th in the regionBest Weather: 387th in the regionMost Influential: 388th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 428th in the regionMost Pacifist: 437th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 440th in the regionMost Stationary: 452nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 452nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 456th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 482nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 484th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 506th in the regionLargest Governments: 512th in the regionLargest Black Market: 513th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 703rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,105th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,107th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, ill and injured visitors in Kroken have to walk it off until they return home.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, dealers go from pushing drugs to pushing up daisies.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, hand-to-hand combat experience is udderly essential for all dairy ranchers.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, dozens of additional foreign policy specialists have been sent to the country's WA Mission.
  • : Kroken voted for the World Assembly Resolution "International Maxtopia Day".
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, every week is blindness awareness week.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, heavily-laden pregnant women are told they can manage.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, third world countries are rich in "I Love Neslandsvatn" t-shirts.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, Arne's peyote-induced "let's all just be friends" speech is trending world-wide.
  • : Kroken voted for the World Assembly Resolution "International Scientific Cooperation".

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 222 » Notyoutopia, Siwale, The Rhein States, Malta Comino Gozo, Great Bights Mum, Wilkshire, Corfad, Sunto, Kwaj, Koda-Land, Shibutani, Yaorozu, PlanetPunk, Holy Oranz, Frances Francis the First of France, Pallaith, Wineclaw, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Former English Colony, The Iron Lions, Sil Dorsett, Votak Matim, The Windmilluminati, Ethnon, Cloydicia, Diodone, Dreadton, Napnomadia, Omnistria, Ice and Tinian, Ninjak30, Yukti, Empy, Xentherida, Unsophisticate, Maott, Pasargad, Buckerino, Guer Aike, The Sinclarian Provinces, Joodey, Solmetria, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, Unimaginable Doom, 1 very fast endotarter, Acrabinnia, Loutsland, Kobagia, and 172 others.Glurponia, Orado, Runeda, The Tampa Bay Rays, Zeternia, The Stratosphere Islands, Gnomewatchers, PotatoFarmers, Kranostav, Clan Spaniel, Seenvorland, Zyvetskistaahn, New Lakemba, Valentine Z, Tachycardia, Merconitonitopia, Xagill, Antiyard, Nistriabar, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Unshleepd, Greater Pittsburgh, Sikol, Prydania, I Like Killing people, Seanat, Xyrron, Simone Republic, Yalkan, Illusia and Neverendia, Pigeonstan, Harjad, Aerilia, Lulubellia, Hardscrabble, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Liminyj, Confederacy of North America, Bankowiata, Ozstan, Yellops, Noria Prinefrikeslon, Svenskskit, Ellbonnia, Tyirza, Aryan Homeland, Ariele, Greater Ale Permars, Andanavia, Sopernia, Card Kingdom, Capablanca, Tibus Heth, AmManies, New Michag, Nordic-British Union, United Soviet State of North Amerika, Rising Sakura, Paradeavenlisian States, New Trisone, Nuronte, Advancia-Sizzletown, ChristianVille of the USA, Hellsinky, Batatoland Empire, Wisconsota, Ayuzhhhhh, Laudesia, The Jerichowan Country, Sojenre, Q w e r t y, Altivia, Destroedor, ForestMythal, Holy Marcus Empire, Parpyduckland, XD 2, Kastonvia, Aenglaland, The Erie Doctrine, Federation Terra Australis, Pazair, Dakota Territories, Bongo Mountain, Pinguioris, KAP03land, Cobolica, Ohiyo, Bornodia, DarThvadrville, The Arverni Lands, Vexilia, Kandorith, Landraya, Waystar Fujiwara International, Blyskalia, Konolas, Regallio, Bagojo, Sinelona, Inspiratus, Telviesul, Hops and Malt, Myrenia, Hulldom, Constantinolia, Hoppem, Ardonii, Loli County, Varisland, Filibustra, Of Emptiness, Omicron Persei V111, Oannia, Plangainer, Gildenshtuck, Jupi Utopia, Valiacorkit, Napnap, United States of Dictators, The Executive, Sannius, Heilhum Imperius, Nothing Of Value, Pinky Queen, Selfgradatude, Eurochina, Scroplia, Testnation223, Miyasaka, Praestania, Communist Beijing Must be China, Surb Clant, Ishtimbine, Berke Khan, Piura, Alfenheim, Smib, Sechiole, Sea Star Islands, Prevaland, Hopenadya, Liberepublia, Kormisia, Your Own Medicine, Yokciq Empire, Geezy For Life, Individualist Catopia, Meadowfields, Imperial Nation Nlaaciaroepmi, Tape, Cowbridge, SteelFists, Saldam, Fatski land, Jorni, Kaiser Dominance, Zelenaya Dolina, Almond Tofu, The Austro Germanic Union, Uritalitaria, Riocht mor Daraen, Neo Santos, Choi Aeguka, Galbadiana, Ovekisu, Milhanex, Senlanaland, Sri Temasekia, Chipoli, Nordrerike, and Guslantis.

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