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Largest Agricultural Sector: 505th Most Secular: 681st Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,178th
The Pocket Battleship of
Iron Fist Socialists
I would sink before surrendering to you lowly animals.
Kurn
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Kurnugia

Population4.758 billion

CapitalYami
LeaderKurn
FaithAtheism

CurrencySobs
AnimalWolf

The Pocket Battleship of Kurnugia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Kurn with an iron fist, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, ban on automobiles, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 4.758 billion Kurnugians are ruled with an iron fist by the socialist government, which grants its people the freedom to do whatever they like so long as it doesn't involve getting richer than anybody else or challenging the government.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yami. The average income tax rate is 96.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Kurnugian economy, worth a remarkable 1,112 trillion Sobs 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 a slick, highly efficient black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 an amazing 233,829 Sobs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

Government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy, the government has enacted freedom of information, 90% of active duty KAF personnel have been laid off and replaced by robot kill-drones, and the government spends millions of Sobs every year prosecuting spammers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kurnugia's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheism.

Kurnugia is ranked 149,864th in the world and 6,897th in the South Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 7.21 Obesity Rate.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 505thMost Secular: 681stTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,178thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,189thMost Developed: 2,436thLargest Governments: 2,786thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,829thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,846thSmartest Citizens: 3,281stHighest Average Incomes: 3,513thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,548thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,441stMost Advanced Public Education: 4,766thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,027thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,042ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,055thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,119thLowest Crime Rates: 5,171stLargest Black Market: 5,537thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,822ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,341stMost Inclusive: 6,931stMost Subsidized Industry: 7,082ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,306thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,801stMost Efficient Economies: 7,824thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,124thMost Influential: 8,220thMost Cultured: 8,531stTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 9,482ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,729thHighest Economic Output: 12,502ndHighest Drug Use: 12,569thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,791stLargest Publishing Industry: 16,575th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 17th in the regionMost Secular: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 32nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 52nd in the regionLargest Governments: 67th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 78th in the regionMost Developed: 81st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 84th in the regionLargest Black Market: 86th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 96th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 96th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 101st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 105th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 106th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 126th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 129th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 137th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 147th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 156th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 158th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 159th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 160th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 165th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 205th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 209th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 217th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 223rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 254th in the regionMost Inclusive: 254th in the regionMost Cultured: 259th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 261st in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 385th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 464th in the regionLargest Populations: 476th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 495th in the regionMost Influential: 584th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Kurnugia, the government spends millions of Sobs every year prosecuting spammers.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurnugia, 90% of active duty KAF personnel have been laid off and replaced by robot kill-drones.
  • : Kurnugia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurnugia, the government has enacted freedom of information.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurnugia, government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurnugia, polygraphs are relegated to the dungeon exhibit in castle museums.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurnugia, Kurnugian watches list strained wrists as a common side effect.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurnugia, former royals stand on the street corner with signs reading "will cut ribbons for money".
  • : Following new legislation in Kurnugia, public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurnugia, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.

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