by Max Barry

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Largest Gambling Industry: 686thLargest Retail Industry: 729thFattest Citizens: 742nd
The Kingdom of
Capitalist Paradise
That's a cruel, rotten, disgusting idea-and I love it!
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Population13.519 billion

CapitalBowser's Castle

AnimalPiranha Plant

The Kingdom of Kuribo is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Bowser with an even hand, and renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, rampant corporate plagiarism, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 13.519 billion Kuribans are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Law & Order, and Administration are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bowser's Castle. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 30.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Kuriboan economy, worth a remarkable 4,378 trillion Coins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Gambling. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 323,849 Coins, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,679,500 per year while the poor average 33,835, a ratio of 49.6 to 1.

People with political aspirations study how to make balloon animals, the nation tends not to learn from its history, crime is on the rise as online youths compete to vlog the most shocking scenes of violence, and employers are never quite sure if graduates' qualifications have any merit or meaning. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kuribo's national animal is the Piranha Plant, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Peach.

Kuribo is ranked 269,376th in the world and 12,473rd in The East Pacific for Most Beautiful Environments, with 1.92 pounds of wildlife per square mile.

Largest Gambling Industry: 686thLargest Retail Industry: 729thFattest Citizens: 742ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 812thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 916thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,012thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,158thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,237thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,262ndMost Corrupt Governments: 1,394thRudest Citizens: 1,424thMost Avoided: 1,533rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,575thHighest Average Incomes: 1,841stMost Armed: 1,899thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,978thLargest Black Market: 2,027thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,217thLargest Mining Sector: 2,395thMost Efficient Economies: 2,448thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,154thHighest Economic Output: 3,155thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,755thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,899thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,517thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,115thMost Patriotic: 5,390thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,523rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,128thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6,209thMost Devout: 6,370thLargest Governments: 7,277thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,611thTop
Largest Populations: 22,793rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 25,003rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 26,715th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 18th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 20th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 23rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 23rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 23rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 25th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 26th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 29th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 30th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 34th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 35th in the regionLargest Black Market: 37th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 39th in the regionRudest Citizens: 39th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 40th in the regionMost Avoided: 41st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 49th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 49th in the regionMost Armed: 50th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 65th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 74th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 74th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 83rd in the regionMost Devout: 110th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 110th in the regionTop
Most Patriotic: 137th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 140th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 153rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 168th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 168th in the regionLargest Populations: 174th in the regionLargest Governments: 216th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 305th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 421st in the regionNudest: 443rd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 661st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 709th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 835th in the regionMost Stationary: 908th in the regionMost Cultured: 998th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1,115th in the regionMost Influential: 1,159th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Kuribo, employers are never quite sure if graduates' qualifications have any merit or meaning.
  • : Following new legislation in Kuribo, crime is on the rise as online youths compete to vlog the most shocking scenes of violence.
  • : Following new legislation in Kuribo, the nation tends not to learn from its history.
  • : Following new legislation in Kuribo, people with political aspirations study how to make balloon animals.
  • : Kuribo was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Following new legislation in Kuribo, it's a common sight to see angry commuters with grenade launchers mounted on their vehicles.
  • : Following new legislation in Kuribo, the nation's interest in space is at an all-time high while interest in saving the planet is at an all-time low.
  • : Following new legislation in Kuribo, a murderous reputation can revitalise a flagging celebrity career.
  • : Following new legislation in Kuribo, barges of dissidents are being "reeducated through water therapy" in the South Piranha Plant Sea.
  • : Following new legislation in Kuribo, civic leaders eagerly encourage sinners to spend more time on their knees.