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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 315th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 449th Largest Black Market: 567th
The Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
We all make choices, which shape us to who we are
Emperor
Influence
Power
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Kurou

Population6.52 billion

CapitalMadril
LeaderEmperor

CurrencyCredit
AnimalSynarch

The Empire of Kurou is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Emperor with an iron fist, and remarkable for its smutty television, public floggings, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 6.52 billion Kurouans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Madril. The average income tax rate is 79.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Kurouan economy, worth a remarkable 1,713 trillion Credits a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Furniture Restoration, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 262,828 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Motivational posters send motorists positive vibes in high-risk areas, old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones, trust-fund babies line up for places in community college, and the roar of the Niagara 3000 mega-loo can be heard several blocks away. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kurou's national animal is the Synarch, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Kurou is ranked 1,250th in the world and 1st in Night Rise for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 14,116.29 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Top
1%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 315thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 449thLargest Black Market: 567thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,012thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,221stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,250thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,347thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,546thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,626thTop
5%
Most Corrupt Governments: 1,828thHighest Average Incomes: 2,363rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,761stMost Avoided: 2,786thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,351stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,168thMost Armed: 5,161stMost Efficient Economies: 5,878thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,881stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,928thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,050thHighest Economic Output: 6,996thLargest Governments: 7,288thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,959thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,296thTop
10%
Largest Mining Sector: 9,103rdMost Authoritarian: 11,475thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,120thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,964th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Kurou, the roar of the Niagara 3000 mega-loo can be heard several blocks away.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurou, trust-fund babies line up for places in community college.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurou, old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurou, motivational posters send motorists positive vibes in high-risk areas.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurou, teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries.
  • : Kurou was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Kurou was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurou, the government regularly reassures citizens that there are no monsters under their beds.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurou, relationship guidance consists of "lie back and think of Kurou".
  • : Following new legislation in Kurou, the only thing slower than the economy is the exchange where it's managed.

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