by Max Barry

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Largest Publishing Industry: 2,917thBest Weather: 4,295thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,572nd
The Sunny Balkans of
Civil Rights Lovefest
With the strength of Krum and the courage of Levski!
Seth Dawnstrider
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population18.816 billion

LeaderSeth Dawnstrider

CurrencyPolar Crown
AnimalFrostbite Dove

The Sunny Balkans of Kubrath is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Seth Dawnstrider with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 18.816 billion Kubrathians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sofia. The average income tax rate is 74.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Kubrathian economy, worth a remarkable 2,282 trillion Polar Crowns a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 121,327 Polar Crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

City budgets are spent entirely on supporting the town royalty, foreign nations kill migratory animals at random in the hope that Kubrath will pay them to stop, fruit pickers with degrees in Frostbite Dove psychology are a common sight, and for the sake of 'public interest' news programs tell viewers how to home-make Sarin gas bombs. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kubrath's national animal is the Frostbite Dove, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Kubrath is ranked 79,800th in the world and 3,722nd in Balder for Largest Black Market, with 897 billion Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Publishing Industry: 2,917thBest Weather: 4,295thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,572ndMost Beautiful Environments: 5,602ndHighest Economic Output: 6,878thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,969thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,412thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,592ndHealthiest Citizens: 7,951stMost Rebellious Youth: 7,988thLargest Populations: 8,473rdMost Efficient Economies: 9,357thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,364thMost Cultured: 9,473rdMost Developed: 9,594thSmartest Citizens: 10,743rdNicest Citizens: 10,809thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,626thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,716thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,417thSafest: 16,690thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,151stMost Politically Free: 17,906thLargest Welfare Programs: 17,910thLargest Governments: 17,924thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,405thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,154thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,544thHighest Average Tax Rates: 21,601stMost Pacifist: 22,288thLowest Crime Rates: 22,545thHighest Average Incomes: 22,933rd
Largest Publishing Industry: 110th in the regionBest Weather: 179th in the regionLargest Populations: 200th in the regionMost Politically Free: 219th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 220th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 238th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 241st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 320th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 322nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 358th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 368th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 402nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 403rd in the regionTop
Most Developed: 455th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 460th in the regionMost Cultured: 475th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 478th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 500th in the regionNicest Citizens: 516th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 573rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 585th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Kubrath's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Kubrath was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Kubrath was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Kubrath's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Kubrath's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Kubrath was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens and the Top 10% for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Kubrath's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Kubrath was refounded in Balder.
  • : Kubrath ceased to exist in Balder.
  • : Kubrath was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.


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