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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 358th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 488th Largest Black Market: 589th
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Kurou

Population6.91 billion

CapitalMadril
LeaderEmperor

CurrencyCredit
AnimalSynarch

The Empire of Kurou is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor with an iron fist, and remarkable for its public floggings, ubiquitous missile silos, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 6.91 billion Kurouans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Education also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Madril. The average income tax rate is 79.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Kurouan economy, worth a remarkable 1,794 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 259,729 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The cancellation of "The Real Vixens of Madril" has been described as a real blow for entertainment, nobody ever questions the unquestioned rule that questions must always be asked, employers are never quite sure if graduates' qualifications have any merit or meaning, and it is said that a Kurouan woman's work is never done. 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 6,849th in the world and 1st in Night Rise for Highest Economic Output, with 1,794 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Top
1%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 358thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 488thLargest Black Market: 589thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,276thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,311thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,457thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,586thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,605thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,649thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 1,879thHighest Average Incomes: 2,520thMost Avoided: 2,711thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,866thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,400thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,025thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,365thMost Armed: 5,426thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,723rdMost Efficient Economies: 5,826thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,066thHighest Economic Output: 6,849thLargest Governments: 7,242ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,944thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,320thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 9,359thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,444thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,151stRudest Citizens: 16,467thMost Stationary: 16,965th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Kurou, it is said that a Kurouan woman's work is never done.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurou, employers are never quite sure if graduates' qualifications have any merit or meaning.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurou, nobody ever questions the unquestioned rule that questions must always be asked.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurou, the cancellation of "The Real Vixens of Madril" has been described as a real blow for entertainment.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurou, streakers swamp all public events in order to bare it all.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurou, withdrawal of support for drug addicts is leaving many with cold sweats.
  • : Kurou was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurou, giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurou, insanely good theatre productions face government censorship.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurou, military officers are given medals for disobeying orders.

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