by Max Barry

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Kuriko was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 328
Most Influential: 39thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,127thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,513th
The Empire of
Democratic Socialists
For the Empire!!
Empress Aelia Murena
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population7.49 billion

LeaderEmpress Aelia Murena


The Empire of Kuriko is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Empress Aelia Murena with an even hand, and renowned for its lack of airports, compulsory military service, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, democratic population of 7.49 billion Lenlyvitians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 67.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Lenlyvitian economy, worth 237 trillion Lens a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports, Pizza Delivery, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 31,733 Lens, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Unstable couples are known to break up over which one gets parental leave, only fully-fledged members of MENSA are allowed to vote, stray cats threaten the fledgling avian-based internet, and getting an abortion takes less hassle than writing a letter. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kuriko's national animal is the Lenlyvalk, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Kuriko is ranked 15,452nd in the world and 297th in 10000 Islands for Most Beautiful Environments, with 1,258.46 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

Most Influential: 39thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,127thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,513thBest Weather: 13,419thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,452ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 19,022ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,536thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,594th
Most Influential: 13th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 34th in the region

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