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The City State of Konjic

“55 Days in Sarajevo”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Hermit

Location: Bruhistan

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Konjic

Population5.841 billion

CapitalKonjic
LeaderBerkley Toreno
FaithBogumilism

CurrencyKonjic Mark
AnimalSheldon

The City State of Konjic is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Berkley Toreno with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, public floggings, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 5.841 billion Konjicans 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Konjic. The average income tax rate is 69.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Konjican economy, worth 645 trillion Konjic Marks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 110,568 Konjic Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.4 times as much as the poorest.

A light facial coating of soot is seen as the mark of an honest and hardworking man, the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb, squeaky high prepubescent voices recite the patriotic poem "Hail to The Leader!" before each meal, and town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Konjic's national animal is the Sheldon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Bogumilism.

Konjic is ranked 13,517th in the world and 1st in Bruhistan for Most Developed, scoring 87.37 on the Human Development Index.

Top
10%
Largest Welfare Programs: 11,883rdMost Developed: 13,517thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,683rdMost Cultured: 14,978thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,128thNicest Citizens: 15,814thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,795thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,857thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17,888thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,982ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,758thMost Devout: 19,365thSmartest Citizens: 19,793rd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Konjic, town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists.
  • : Konjic was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments and Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Konjic's influence in Bruhistan rose from "Zero" to "Hermit".
  • : Konjic relocated from Albanophobia to Bruhistan.
  • : Konjic founded the region Bruhistan.
  • : Konjic was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Konjic was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Konjic was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Konjic was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Konjic was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.

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