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Largest Publishing Industry: 1,723rd Most Cultured: 3,955th Least Corrupt Governments: 3,999th
The City State of
New York Times Democracy
Novus Coeptus
Regional Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The City State of New Kourt is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Casamir with a fair hand, and notable for its public floggings, sprawling nuclear power plants, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 6.308 billion New Kourtians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Education, although Environment, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Law & Order aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Old Kourt. The average income tax rate is 26.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient New Kourtian economy, worth 581 trillion Krowns a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Gambling. Average income is 92,109 Krowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

King Casamir's peyote-induced "let's all just be friends" speech is trending world-wide, dangerous criminals are often 'accidentally' sent on one-way trips to Maxtopia, 'To Regulate And Beyond' is the unofficial motto of the New Kourtian Space Agency, and every workday begins with group therapy. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. New Kourt's national animal is the bird of paradise, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

New Kourt is ranked 87,681st in the world and 50th in New Hyperion for Most Extreme, scoring 15.65 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 1,723rdMost Cultured: 3,955thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,999thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,576thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,726thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,843rdMost Armed: 5,044thMost Primitive: 5,504thHighest Crime Rates: 6,033rdTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 8,278thRudest Citizens: 11,462ndMost Beautiful Environments: 11,633rdSmartest Citizens: 12,207thMost Developed: 12,345thMost Secular: 13,771stLongest Average Lifespans: 13,828thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,531stHighest Drug Use: 14,757th
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Largest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Primitive: 4th in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : New Kourt's influence in New Hyperion rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Following new legislation in New Kourt, every workday begins with group therapy.
  • : Following new legislation in New Kourt, 'To Regulate And Beyond' is the unofficial motto of the New Kourtian Space Agency.
  • : Following new legislation in New Kourt, dangerous criminals are often 'accidentally' sent on one-way trips to Maxtopia.
  • : New Kourt was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : New Kourt's influence in New Hyperion rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : New Kourt was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Following new legislation in New Kourt, King Casamir's peyote-induced "let's all just be friends" speech is trending world-wide.
  • : New Kourt was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Civil Rights Lovefest".
  • : Following new legislation in New Kourt, the new prison system is crowding up at an alarming rate.

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