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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 458th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 460th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 621st
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Knastrovia

Population4.872 billion

CapitalRorikstead
LeaderHank Bigboy Jr
FaithHankism

CurrencyMotorcycle Gaskets
AnimalNighthawk

The Red Army of Knastrovia is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Hank Bigboy Jr with an iron fist, and notable for its state-planned economy, unlimited-speed roads, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 4.872 billion Knastrovians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while Welfare and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rorikstead. The average income tax rate is 96.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Knastrovian economy, worth a remarkable 1,668 trillion Motorcycle Gaskets a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 342,460 Motorcycle Gaskets, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Vacationing Knastrovians expect to be treated as royalty, the nation is under martial law, the jackhammer is considered a tool of artistic criticism, and the Sandmen are calling it a night. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Knastrovia's national animal is the Nighthawk, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Hankism.

Knastrovia is ranked 1,652nd in the world and 2nd in The Hope Federation for Most Corrupt Governments, with 267.04 Kickbacks Per Hour.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 458thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 460thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 621stLargest Agricultural Sector: 719thHighest Poor Incomes: 739thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 879thHighest Average Incomes: 996thLargest Black Market: 1,024thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,219thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,503rdMost Corrupt Governments: 1,652ndTop
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Largest Governments: 1,800thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,840thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,272ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,268thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,425thLowest Crime Rates: 3,490thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,568thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,786thSmartest Citizens: 4,564thMost Developed: 4,681stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,966thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,319thMost Efficient Economies: 6,750thMost Secular: 6,803rdHighest Economic Output: 7,466thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 8,738thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,363rdMost Beautiful Environments: 9,804thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,338thMost Cultured: 11,226thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,562ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,834thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,116thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,072nd
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Knastrovia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Developed and the Top 10% for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Following new legislation in Knastrovia, the Sandmen are calling it a night.
  • : Following new legislation in Knastrovia, the jackhammer is considered a tool of artistic criticism.
  • : Following new legislation in Knastrovia, the nation is under martial law.
  • : Following new legislation in Knastrovia, vacationing Knastrovians expect to be treated as royalty.
  • : Knastrovia lodged a message on the The Hope Federation Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Knastrovia, reporters who negatively comment on politicians' haircuts are cut from the news.
  • : Following new legislation in Knastrovia, hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework.
  • : Following new legislation in Knastrovia, traffic tickets are punishable by 9000 push-ups.
  • : Following new legislation in Knastrovia, the justice of Knastrovia is considered superior to that of other nations.

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