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Most Efficient Economies: 555th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 631st Most Influential: 927th
The Kingdom of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Way Down In Kokomo
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Kokomo Island

Population8.394 billion

CapitalKokomo
LeaderKing Koko B Ware
FaithKokothism

CurrencyKoko
AnimalPug

The Kingdom of Kokomo Island is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Koko B Ware with an iron fist, and renowned for its closed borders, national health service, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 8.394 billion Kokomo Islandians 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 juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kokomo. The average income tax rate is 25.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Kokomo Islandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,850 trillion Kokoes 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 a large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. 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 220,433 Kokoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Whipping posts and lashes have been transferred to the Historical Museum of Kokomo Islandian Embarrassments, according to the latest national census as many as two-thirds of the respondents possibly consider 'violet' their favorite color, restaurant owners fear visits from government officials more than the actual food critics, and state dairy cow's milk is a shear-thickening fluid that can stop small-caliber bullets. Crime is totally unknown. Kokomo Island's national animal is the Pug, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Kokothism.

Kokomo Island is ranked 169,369th in the world and 9,173rd in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 19.12 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most Efficient Economies: 555thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 631stMost Influential: 927thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,003rdTop
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Most Secular: 1,815thLargest Black Market: 1,941stHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,649thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,736thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,160thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,280thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,307thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,875thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,004thMost Developed: 4,091stHighest Average Incomes: 4,248thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,541stSmartest Citizens: 4,578thLargest Retail Industry: 4,897thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,293rdRudest Citizens: 5,701stMost Cultured: 6,236thHighest Economic Output: 6,634thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,667thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,817thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 8,795thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,919thHealthiest Citizens: 9,914thHighest Drug Use: 9,936thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,301stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,018thLargest Governments: 11,521stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,281stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,666thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,980thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,772ndNudest: 15,022ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,127th
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Most Efficient Economies: 21st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 32nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 56th in the regionMost Secular: 83rd in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 96th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 101st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 140th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 164th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 169th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 184th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 192nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 193rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 198th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 203rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 230th in the regionMost Developed: 237th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 251st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 294th in the regionMost Cultured: 298th in the regionRudest Citizens: 319th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 338th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 351st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 372nd in the regionMost Influential: 383rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 402nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 430th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 448th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 451st in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 470th in the regionLargest Populations: 474th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 504th in the regionNudest: 524th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 548th in the regionLargest Governments: 562nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 634th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 686th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 690th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 716th in the region

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