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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,195thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,798thMost Influential: 20,089th
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Knarla

Population366 million

Currencydollar
Animalfalcon

The Kingdom of Knarla is a huge, cultured nation, renowned for its avant-garde cinema, enslaved workforce, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 366 million Knarlans 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Law & Order, and Industry also on the agenda. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 43.5%.

The powerhouse Knarlan economy, worth 33.5 trillion dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 91,396 dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 275,011 per year while the poor average 23,695, a ratio of 11.6 to 1.

Big Brother is still watching even when your big brother is dead, frightened witnesses and seriously ill jurors wear the same handcuffs as the defendant, endocrinology is a rapidly growing field of study, and crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Knarla's national animal is the falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Knarla is ranked 173,098th in the world and 1,788th in 10000 Islands for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -5.02 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,798thMost Influential: 20,089thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,435th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 149th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 183rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 207th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Knarla was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Following new legislation in Knarla, crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens.
  • : Following new legislation in Knarla, endocrinology is a rapidly growing field of study.
  • : Following new legislation in Knarla, frightened witnesses and seriously ill jurors wear the same handcuffs as the defendant.
  • : Following new legislation in Knarla, Big Brother is still watching even when your big brother is dead.
  • : Following new legislation in Knarla, rich people sell their mansions to pay for endless rows of mobile homes.
  • : Knarla was endorsed by The Democratic States of Bortheria.
  • : Following new legislation in Knarla, Knarla has designated Knarla City as its capital city.
  • : Following new legislation in Knarla, nobody draws smiley faces on receipts anymore.
  • : Knarla voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Condemn Vandoosa"".

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