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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,446thMost Influential: 1,543rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,531st
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Knitehorn

Population2.229 billion

CapitalKini
LeaderShark B
FaithFamily

CurrencyBitcoin
AnimalRequiem Shark

The Kingdom of Knitehorn is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Shark B with an iron fist, and remarkable for its lack of airports, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.229 billion Knitehornians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kini. The average income tax rate is 61.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Knitehornian economy, worth 330 trillion Bitcoins a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Soda Sales, Retail, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 148,258 Bitcoins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Burgers often list "miscellaneous meats" in their ingredients, dining out often involves Requiem Sharks on the plate no matter what you order, nobody expected the fruit inquisition, and babies are a small but significant export. Crime is moderate. Knitehorn's national animal is the Requiem Shark, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Family.

Knitehorn is ranked 62,547th in the world and 2,799th in The North Pacific for Most Beautiful Environments, with 618.53 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,446thMost Influential: 1,543rdTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,531stMost Armed: 2,780thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,773rdFattest Citizens: 4,056thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,232ndLargest Retail Industry: 6,482ndLargest Black Market: 6,873rdMost Corrupt Governments: 7,394thMost Secular: 7,953rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,399thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,076thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,734thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 13,718thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,159thMost Efficient Economies: 14,294thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,354thHighest Average Incomes: 14,582ndMost Advanced Public Education: 15,466thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,866thMost Developed: 22,004thMost Avoided: 23,144th
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 55th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 98th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 100th in the regionFattest Citizens: 135th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 150th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 264th in the regionLargest Black Market: 301st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 336th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 352nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 389th in the regionMost Secular: 413th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 503rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 567th in the regionMost Influential: 640th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 707th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 719th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 747th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 769th in the regionMost Avoided: 797th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 822nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 837th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Knitehorn applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Following new legislation in Knitehorn, babies are a small but significant export.
  • : Following new legislation in Knitehorn, nobody expected the fruit inquisition.
  • : Following new legislation in Knitehorn, dining out often involves Requiem Sharks on the plate no matter what you order.
  • : Following new legislation in Knitehorn, burgers often list "miscellaneous meats" in their ingredients.
  • : Following new legislation in Knitehorn, faking deafness is the only way to guarantee a holiday in the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Knitehorn, shorter foreigners are often forcibly deported on suspicion of working for the World Assembly.
  • : Knitehorn resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Following new legislation in Knitehorn, balaclava manufacturers are held criminally culpable for bank heists.
  • : Knitehorn was endorsed by The People's Republic of Capablanca.

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