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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 171stMost Corrupt Governments: 172ndLargest Mining Sector: 187th
The Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Order Shall Prevail
King Nic
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Nicorian

Population18.027 billion

CapitalDelcroix
LeaderKing Nic
FaithThe King Rules

CurrencyGold Coin
AnimalSnow Wolf

The Kingdom of Nicorian is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by King Nic with an iron fist, and notable for its closed borders, deadly medical pandemics, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 18.027 billion Nicoes 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry, Law & Order, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Welfare and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Delcroix. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Nicorianian economy, worth a remarkable 6,723 trillion Gold Coins 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, broadly diversified black market in Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Retail. 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 372,986 Gold Coins, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,825,815 per year while the poor average 43,710, a ratio of 41.8 to 1.

The police go to great efforts to seize contraband favored by politicians on the police oversight committee, foreign governments regularly accuse the Nicorianian military of war crimes, commuters and their desktops both bemoan their hard drives, and the nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Nicorian's national animal is the Snow Wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is The King Rules.

Nicorian is ranked 2,999th in the world and 13th in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Rudest Citizens, with 182.76 Insults Per Minute.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 171stMost Corrupt Governments: 172ndLargest Mining Sector: 187thMost Avoided: 233rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 297thLargest Agricultural Sector: 317thLargest Insurance Industry: 363rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 380thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 476thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 623rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 653rdMost Secular: 855thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 855thFattest Citizens: 894thHighest Average Incomes: 972ndHighest Economic Output: 1,059thMost Efficient Economies: 1,446thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,645thLargest Retail Industry: 1,740thLowest Crime Rates: 1,931stLargest Black Market: 2,089thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,428thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,623rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,637thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,927thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,986thRudest Citizens: 2,999thLargest Governments: 3,181stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,382ndMost Subsidized Industry: 4,168thLargest Gambling Industry: 4,518thMost Conservative: 5,884thLargest Populations: 8,401stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,528thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,269thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,535thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,462ndMost Authoritarian: 18,012thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 19,767th
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 9th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionMost Secular: 9th in the regionFattest Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 10th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 13th in the regionRudest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 15th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 18th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 19th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 21st in the regionLargest Black Market: 23rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 23rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 24th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 28th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Nicorian, the nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields.
  • : Following new legislation in Nicorian, commuters and their desktops both bemoan their hard drives.
  • : Following new legislation in Nicorian, foreign governments regularly accuse the Nicorianian military of war crimes.
  • : Following new legislation in Nicorian, the police go to great efforts to seize contraband favored by politicians on the police oversight committee.
  • : Following new legislation in Nicorian, wood-framed catapults are ready to launch diseased corpses into besieged cities.
  • : Following new legislation in Nicorian, hiding wrinkles with make-up is illegal.
  • : Following new legislation in Nicorian, doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion.
  • : Nicorian was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Following new legislation in Nicorian, summer science camps are regularly raided by narcotics police.
  • : Following new legislation in Nicorian, family trees become bare as entire branches are lopped off.

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