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Most Secular: 270thHealthiest Citizens: 716thLargest Information Technology Sector: 722nd
The Republic of
Father Knows Best State
Pride in strength
Arne
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Kroken

Population11.371 billion

CapitalNeslandsvatn
LeaderArne

CurrencyTrilqi
AnimalWolf

The Republic of Kroken is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Arne with an iron fist, and notable for its digital currency, parental licensing program, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 11.371 billion Krokenians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt government prioritizes Education, with Industry, Law & Order, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neslandsvatn. The average income tax rate is 27.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Krokenian economy, worth a remarkable 2,857 trillion Trilqis a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 251,314 Trilqis, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A rolling news ticker tape of disclaimers runs across the bottom of the screen on all TV shows, citizens are permitted to carry concealed handguns, the main interest rates change daily based on the latest news story, and the arms industry is backed by government subsidies and harsh anti-protest laws are in place. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Kroken's national animal is the Wolf, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Kroken is ranked 18,788th in the world and 996th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 7,582.63 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Most Secular: 270thHealthiest Citizens: 716thLargest Information Technology Sector: 722ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 782ndMost Developed: 821stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 952ndLongest Average Lifespans: 954thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,073rdMost Influential: 1,182ndSmartest Citizens: 1,303rdMost Cultured: 1,617thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,007thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,103rdLowest Crime Rates: 2,121stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,267thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,281stMost Inclusive: 2,330thTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,874thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,323rdHighest Average Incomes: 3,429thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,216thNicest Citizens: 4,458thHighest Economic Output: 5,066thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,049thMost Pacifist: 6,202ndMost Efficient Economies: 7,498thNudest: 7,699thLargest Governments: 8,693rdBest Weather: 9,684thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,011thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 15,930thLargest Agricultural Sector: 17,164thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,788thMost Stationary: 22,522ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23,047thMost Subsidized Industry: 23,356thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23,457th
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Most Secular: 12th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 37th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 40th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 46th in the regionMost Developed: 47th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 55th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 57th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 72nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 73rd in the regionMost Cultured: 82nd in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 115th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 117th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 134th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 142nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 146th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 147th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 156th in the regionMost Inclusive: 159th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 190th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 244th in the regionNicest Citizens: 274th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 293rd in the regionNudest: 318th in the regionMost Pacifist: 359th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 413th in the regionLargest Governments: 447th in the regionMost Influential: 473rd in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 527th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 542nd in the regionBest Weather: 560th in the regionMost Stationary: 639th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 660th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 734th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 975th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 996th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, the arms industry is backed by government subsidies and harsh anti-protest laws are in place.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, the main interest rates change daily based on the latest news story.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, citizens are permitted to carry concealed handguns.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, a rolling news ticker tape of disclaimers runs across the bottom of the screen on all TV shows.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, people say chess victor Arne can kill you with mind-bullets.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, strict term limits have been applied to all elected offices.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, reports of arson have doubled since the introduction of a privatised fire protection service.
  • : Kroken voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate The Embassy"".
  • : Kroken was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, the people consider response to rudeness to be an acceptable casus belli.

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World Assembly

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