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The Republic of Kroken

“Pride in strength” Arne

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population11.413 billion



The Republic of Kroken is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Arne with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 11.413 billion Krokenians 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 prioritizes Education, with Industry, Law & Order, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neslandsvatn. The average income tax rate is 26.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Krokenian economy, worth a remarkable 2,865 trillion Trilqis a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 251,086 Trilqis, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

All children's clothes come in only cream and off-white to prevent offense, the government seizes all major gold finds, it's considered a civil right to be allowed to neglect and mistreat your own children, and the airship business has been driven out of the country by strict regulations and high fines. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Kroken's national animal is the Wolf, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Kroken is ranked 940th in the world and 38th in The North Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 13,567.72 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most Secular: 270thHealthiest Citizens: 708thLargest Information Technology Sector: 729thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 807thMost Developed: 809thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 940thLongest Average Lifespans: 944thMost Influential: 1,185thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,208thSmartest Citizens: 1,279thMost Cultured: 1,549thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,974thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,997thLowest Crime Rates: 2,131stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,311thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,323rdMost Inclusive: 2,346thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,917thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,168thHighest Average Incomes: 3,474thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,254thNicest Citizens: 4,612thHighest Economic Output: 5,057thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,867thMost Pacifist: 6,254thMost Efficient Economies: 7,540thNudest: 7,774thLargest Governments: 8,656thBest Weather: 10,542ndTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 12,180thLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,460thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,155thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,477thMost Stationary: 22,442ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,922ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23,288thMost Subsidized Industry: 23,350thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 23,797th
Most Secular: 12th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 38th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 41st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 47th in the regionMost Developed: 47th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 56th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 65th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 72nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 72nd in the regionMost Cultured: 79th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 101st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 118th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 136th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 143rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 144th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 147th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 157th in the regionMost Inclusive: 159th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 193rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 251st in the regionNicest Citizens: 280th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 285th in the regionNudest: 323rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 360th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 420th in the regionLargest Governments: 449th in the regionMost Influential: 479th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 525th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 560th in the regionBest Weather: 614th in the regionMost Stationary: 638th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 652nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 714th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 853rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 976th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 977th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 978th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, the airship business has been driven out of the country by strict regulations and high fines.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, it's considered a civil right to be allowed to neglect and mistreat your own children.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, the government seizes all major gold finds.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, all children's clothes come in only cream and off-white to prevent offense.
  • : Kroken voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The Communist Bloc".
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, the digital money revolution has cashed out.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, people who get diabetes can sue donut manufacturers.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, prime commercial land is being swamped with archaeological teams.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, money that should have gone to charities is instead spent on monitoring them.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 218 » Notyoutopia, Siwale, The Rhein States, Territorio di Nessuno, Shadowrik, Malta Comino Gozo, Great Bights Mum, Wilkshire, Corfad, Sunto, Dar es Saalam, Kwaj, Koda-Land, Shibutani, Yaorozu, PlanetPunk, Sundred, Selfgradatude, Universal State Formula, Holy Oranz, Frances Francis the First of France, Pallaith, Wineclaw, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Former English Colony, The Iron Lions, Sil Dorsett, Votak Matim, The Windmilluminati, Ethnon, Cloydicia, Highton Islands, Diodone, El Fiji Grande, Dreadton, Napnomadia, Bearical, Omnistria, Ice and Tinian, Newpromisedland, Ninjak30, Yukti, Empy, Xentherida, Unsophisticate, Maott, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Pasargad, Buckerino, and 168 others.Moubarakistan, Guer Aike, Tarr-Nation, The Sinclarian Provinces, Joodey, Solmetria, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, Haor Chall, Unimaginable Doom, Astronomical, 1 very fast endotarter, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Acrabinnia, Loutsland, Kobagia, Glurponia, Orado, Runeda, Daiz, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Octicarg, Zeternia, McMasterdonia, The Stratosphere Islands, Gnomewatchers, PotatoFarmers, United Kahndaq, Kranostav, Clan Spaniel, Seenvorland, Viridiann, Dabarastan, Zyvetskistaahn, Ravendi, Interdimensional Zone, New Lakemba, Valentine Z, Fendlium, Volstokn, Tachycardia, Anungu, Hamerica, Merconitonitopia, Xagill, The New Communist Republic Of States, The Endless Eventide, Crader, Yokciq Empire, Prevaland, SORT, Antiyard, Varola, Nistriabar, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Unshleepd, Hyphen, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, The Serdey Islands, Fauzjhia, Greater Pittsburgh, Sikol, Zzozona, Prydania, I Like Killing people, Libertania Democratica, Kocherian, The Calabash Protectorate, Seanat, Pizza Squared, Brucklania, Madjack, Xyrron, Maclare, Kragsgale, East Akra, Simone Republic, Pokemanland, Yalkan, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Pigeonstan, Andexia, Xipher, U S Eh, Heilhum Imperius, Eywaan, Harjad, Aerilia, Morover, Cretox State, Outer Shenendoah, Elvoreto, Lulubellia, Chips and Guac, Navsland, Hardscrabble, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Magna Banitia, Republica Guilleana, Liminyj, Confederacy of North America, Draconian Progression, Godwanna, Religioncord, Pytong, Bankowiata, Kazoo Basin, Ozstan, Sanghyeok, PEG, Sevinland, Venicea, Imperial Pieserged, WeKnow, Maratabat, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Free Atlantis, Slyakanya, Odelinor, Nodnarb, Yellops, Climeria, Noria Prinefrikeslon, Seijitsu, Colfes, Blyskalia, Port Naga, Svenskskit, Strongwill, Bharathvarsh, Landestian, Galbadiana, Star Kingdom, Planes, His Enduring Majesty, The Mazur Empire, Sachi, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Nalver And, Vesteysia, Barabolia, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Ellbonnia, Gondwanaia, Zemnaya Svoboda, Sanjurika, Figyjharli, Wapistan, Trumpski, Dangine, Travislavania, Questann, Lol2639, Siforpeo, Tyirza, Super Girl, Aryan Homeland, BTProductions, Alexander the Magnus, Korean-Joseon, Uzbek Khan, Mon Island, Siberian Workforce, and Tsandonown.

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