“We are the forest, and the forest are we.”
|Category: Corrupt Dictatorship|
Regional Influence: Sprat
Location: The North Pacific
The Wooded Land of Konar is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Bluie with an iron fist, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, parental licensing program, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 11.133 billion Konarians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.
The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Emswe. The average income tax rate is 87.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Konarian economy, worth a remarkable 1,514 trillion chukas a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Book Publishing, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 136,010 chukas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, people often get liposuction to reduce their air fares, and school lunches are made with hypo-allergenic wood pulp. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Konar's national animal is the tersik, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Atheism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Konar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- : Konar resigned from the World Assembly.
- : Konar was endorsed by The Cosmic Contiguity of Interdimensional Zone.
- : Konar was endorsed by The E-Democracy of The Rhein States.
- : Konar was endorsed by The Empire of The New Cordian Empire.
- : Konar was endorsed by The Man With Red Right Hand of Notyoutopia.
- : Konar was endorsed by The Holy Empire of Eri-Maqa-Ena.
- : Konar was endorsed by The Colony of Sikol.
- : Konar was endorsed by The Republic of Selfgradatude.
- : Konar was endorsed by The Autonomous Nation of Empy.