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The Republic of Kroken

“Pride in strength” Arne

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Kroken

Population8.177 billion

CapitalNeslandsvatn
LeaderArne

CurrencyTrilqi
AnimalWolf

The Republic of Kroken is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Arne with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, ubiquitous missile silos, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, humorless population of 8.177 billion Krokenians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The relatively small, corrupt government prioritizes Education, with Industry, Law & Order, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neslandsvatn. The average income tax rate is 34.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Krokenian economy, worth a remarkable 1,874 trillion Trilqis a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 229,240 Trilqis, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Arne has been seen stealthily slicing fifths off bread loaves, business leaders commend the government for enacting an emissions reduction strategy that reduces no Krokenian emissions at all, judicial robes are the country's hottest fashion trend, and the government spends millions of Trilqis every year prosecuting spammers. 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 4,048th in the world and 228th in The North Pacific for Most Pacifist, with 167.44 Cheeks Turned Per Day.

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Most Secular: 347thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 928thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 941stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,109thHealthiest Citizens: 1,209thMost Influential: 1,296thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,517thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 1,600thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,710thMost Developed: 1,849thMost Cultured: 2,233rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,857thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,190thMost Inclusive: 3,205thLowest Crime Rates: 3,387thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,758thHighest Average Incomes: 3,791stMost Pacifist: 4,048thNudest: 4,264thMost Efficient Economies: 4,801stHighest Poor Incomes: 5,116thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,565thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,586thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,623rdHighest Economic Output: 6,630thTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 7,847thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,215thLargest Governments: 9,335thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,401stMost Advanced Public Education: 13,724thRudest Citizens: 14,581st
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Most Secular: 12th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 34th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 59th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 62nd in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 78th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 80th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 82nd in the regionMost Developed: 101st in the regionMost Cultured: 104th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 115th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 135th in the regionNudest: 158th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 162nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 179th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 183rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 183rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 204th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 210th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 218th in the regionMost Pacifist: 228th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 257th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 282nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 305th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 345th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 408th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 454th in the regionLargest Governments: 461st in the regionLargest Populations: 490th in the regionMost Influential: 519th in the regionRudest Citizens: 567th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 632nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 687th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Kroken was endorsed by The Republic of Nothru Lerple.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, the government spends millions of Trilqis every year prosecuting spammers.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, judicial robes are the country's hottest fashion trend.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, business leaders commend the government for enacting an emissions reduction strategy that reduces no Krokenian emissions at all.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, Arne has been seen stealthily slicing fifths off bread loaves.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, bureaucrats close new businesses for not complying with the Penguin Packaging Index.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, the law is more interested in punishing crime than preventing it.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, newly-peaceful nations are forced to use assault rifles as farming tools due to a lack of funds for purchasing anything else.
  • : Kroken was endorsed by The Glorious Almighty Speaker of Gorundu.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 155 » Notyoutopia, Siwale, Shin-Hachioji, 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, Spartoptia, Sundred, Selfgradatude, Universal State Formula, Holy Oranz, Frances Francis the First of France, Sinelona, New Bremerton, Pallaith, Wineclaw, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, United Draconia, Kasazzastan, Former English Colony, The Iron Lions, Sil Dorsett, Votak Matim, Niradans, The Windmilluminati, Ethnon, Cloydicia, Highton Islands, Diodone, El Fiji Grande, Dreadton, New Pruessen, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, Amauri, Bearical, Omnistria, Valhalla123, and 105 others.Ostrolia, Ice and Tinian, Newpromisedland, Ninjak30, Federation Terra Australis, Hong Kong Empire, Yukti, Lunallian, Black Templares, Outer Egorniand, Empy, The Pantheons, Xentherida, Unsophisticate, Zumlandia, The South Falls, Maott, General COE, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Pasargad, Steraz, Buckerino, Alunya, Moubarakistan, Ainsworth, Ozstan, Guer Aike, Tarr-Nation, Atain, The Sinclarian Provinces, Joodey, Q w e r t y, Egalico, Solmetria, Torakuen, Kyrianian, Warsaw-Halicz, Guslantis, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Misuvelia, Zemnaya Svoboda, Jasminlandia, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Trillius, Haor Chall, Unimaginable Doom, Astronomical, Ejhsa, Victoriaans Nederlands, Lomjia, Rkainjel, 1 very fast endotarter, Aratani, Yummy Blubber, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Acrabinnia, Noahs Second Country, Test for a new hope, Analomink, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Elder Realms, Fayyayid, Constantinolia, Makersaulache, Loutsland, Kobagia, Glurponia, Xzavia-Hjar, Orado, Sockmanland, Utopicican, Penrith, Runeda, Daiz, Cuyan, Lindsaystan, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Octicarg, Duerrlewang, Grimandia, Zeternia, Quebekistand, McMasterdonia, Wisconsota, Frie Annium, Miruma, The Stratosphere Islands, Orven, Juggernautilus, Great Robertia, Ponantine, Racoda, Tamgu, Nakayo, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Kaschovia, Francois Isidore, Darcania, Gorundu, and Nothru Lerple.

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