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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 357thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 467thLargest Black Market: 548th
The Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
30 seconds is longer than you think, ask a man on fire
Ya boi
Influence
Power
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Kurou

Population9.56 billion

CapitalMadril
LeaderYa boi

CurrencyCredit
AnimalSynarch

The Empire of Kurou is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Ya boi with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, zero percent divorce rate, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 9.56 billion Kurouans 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, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Madril. The average income tax rate is 85.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Kurouan economy, worth a remarkable 2,769 trillion Credits a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 289,670 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Small shoes often wash up on the beach, the government is funding experimental battery technology while the power grid continues to crumble, schoolboys trained in chivalry are encouraged to duel other boys for a maiden's hand, and peace talks occasionally rack up a higher body count than the wars they seek to stop. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kurou's national animal is the Synarch, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Kurou is ranked 11,394th in the world and 1st in Night Rise for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 6,079.65 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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1%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 357thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 467thLargest Black Market: 548thHighest Poor Incomes: 599thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,007thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,064thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,221stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,352ndMost Armed: 1,648thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,942ndTop
5%
Highest Average Incomes: 2,197thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,590thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,690thMost Avoided: 2,823rdMost Efficient Economies: 4,311thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,564thHighest Economic Output: 4,683rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,568thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,950thLargest Governments: 6,139thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,428thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,723rdMost Authoritarian: 10,207thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 10,731stMost Developed: 10,775thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11,394thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,569thMost Stationary: 12,110thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13,337thLowest Crime Rates: 14,355thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,526thMost Income Equality: 19,362ndLargest Mining Sector: 20,428thLargest Agricultural Sector: 20,773rd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Kurou, peace talks occasionally rack up a higher body count than the wars they seek to stop.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurou, schoolboys trained in chivalry are encouraged to duel other boys for a maiden's hand.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurou, the government is funding experimental battery technology while the power grid continues to crumble.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurou, small shoes often wash up on the beach.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurou, the Hanging Gardens account for half of Madril's water use.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurou, tourists call Kurouan beach towns "the fine coastline".
  • : Following new legislation in Kurou, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property.
  • : Kurou was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurou, public executions just aren't the cheery spectacles they once were.
  • : Following new legislation in Kurou, a widely accepted trade policy is "tit-for-tat".

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