by Max Barry

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Most Primitive: 1,213th Most Devout: 2,277th Best Weather: 2,949th
The Principality of
Democratic Socialists
Family is What Unites
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population16.284 billion

LeaderHimeko Hirohito


The Principality of Kurona is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Himeko Hirohito with an even hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, hatred of cheese, and compulsory gun ownership. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 16.284 billion Kuronans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Spirituality, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sonomi. The average income tax rate is 90.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped Kuronan economy, worth 571 trillion kuromians a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 35,066 kuromians, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, and government officials have to mortgage their homes to make ends meet. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kurona's national animal is the raven, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Kurona is ranked 13,439th in the world and 728th in Osiris for Most Pacifist, with 129.12 Cheeks Turned Per Day.

Most Primitive: 1,213thTop
Most Devout: 2,277thBest Weather: 2,949thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,005thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,034thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,243rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,527thHealthiest Citizens: 6,866thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 7,828thMost Cultured: 7,843rdLongest Average Lifespans: 7,903rdLargest Populations: 8,230thLowest Crime Rates: 8,964thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,836thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,856thNicest Citizens: 11,762ndSafest: 13,174thMost Pacifist: 13,439thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,621st
Most Primitive: 64th in the regionBest Weather: 105th in the regionMost Devout: 108th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 177th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 184th in the regionLargest Populations: 220th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 262nd in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 275th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 326th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 328th in the regionMost Cultured: 376th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 425th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 447th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 464th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 514th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Kurona's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Kurona's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Kurona's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Kurona was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Primitive and the Top 5% for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, Most Popular Tourist Destinations, Most Beautiful Environments, and Best Weather.
  • : Kurona's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Kurona altered its national flag.
  • : Kurona was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Kurona ceased to exist.
  • : Kurona fell out of the regional Top 10% for Happiest Citizens.
  • : Kurona fell out of the regional Top 10% for Nicest Citizens.


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