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The Republic of Kroken

“Pride in strength” Arne

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population9.929 billion



The Republic of Kroken is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Arne with an even hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, daily referendums, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, humorless population of 9.929 billion Krokenians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government prioritizes Education, with Industry, Law & Order, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neslandsvatn. The average income tax rate is 14.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Krokenian economy, worth a remarkable 2,423 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 244,099 Trilqis, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Orthopaedics patients often have a bounce in their step, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage, new safety regulations require all cars manufactured in Kroken to be bombproof, and employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams. 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 162,908th in the world and 8,616th in The North Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 10.43 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most Secular: 296thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 801stLargest Information Technology Sector: 962ndHealthiest Citizens: 1,018thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,026thMost Developed: 1,107thMost Influential: 1,139thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,301stLargest Publishing Industry: 1,326thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,353rdSmartest Citizens: 1,397thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,553rdMost Cultured: 1,874thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,931stTop
Most Inclusive: 2,799thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,915thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,965thLowest Crime Rates: 2,996thHighest Average Incomes: 3,639thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,630thHighest Economic Output: 5,697thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,745thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,874thNudest: 6,498thRudest Citizens: 8,958thMost Efficient Economies: 9,958thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,237thTop
Largest Governments: 10,603rdMost Pacifist: 10,729thNicest Citizens: 11,249thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,346thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,442ndLargest Black Market: 20,062nd
Most Secular: 9th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 41st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 54th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 54th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 54th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 63rd in the regionMost Developed: 64th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 66th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 79th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 81st in the regionMost Cultured: 87th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 96th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 141st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 145th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 162nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 173rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 173rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 180th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 261st in the regionNudest: 265th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 318th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 329th in the regionRudest Citizens: 423rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 447th in the regionMost Influential: 453rd in the regionLargest Populations: 479th in the regionLargest Governments: 504th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 514th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 523rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 585th in the regionNicest Citizens: 615th in the regionLargest Black Market: 648th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 721st in the regionMost Stationary: 812th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 968th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, new safety regulations require all cars manufactured in Kroken to be bombproof.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage.
  • : Kroken was endorsed by The Federation of U S Eh.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, orthopaedics patients often have a bounce in their step.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, all statues and paintings of dogs are being destroyed to avoid offending cat-lovers.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, foreign planes and migratory birds are shot down as spies.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, for just a few extra Trilqis Krokenians can get new driving records with their new cars.
  • : Following new legislation in Kroken, Krokenian Gladiators is a ratings success.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 212 » 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, 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, Amauri, Bearical, Omnistria, Valhalla123, Ice and Tinian, Newpromisedland, Ninjak30, Yukti, Empy, and 162 others.Xentherida, Unsophisticate, Zumlandia, Maott, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Pasargad, Buckerino, Moubarakistan, Guer Aike, Tarr-Nation, Atain, The Sinclarian Provinces, Joodey, Egalico, Solmetria, Warsaw-Halicz, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Trillius, Haor Chall, Unimaginable Doom, Astronomical, 1 very fast endotarter, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Acrabinnia, Noahs Second Country, Loutsland, Kobagia, Glurponia, Orado, Runeda, Daiz, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Octicarg, Zeternia, McMasterdonia, Wisconsota, The Stratosphere Islands, Nakayo, Gnomewatchers, PotatoFarmers, United Kahndaq, Kranostav, Clan Spaniel, Pazair, Seenvorland, Viridiann, Dabarastan, Zyvetskistaahn, Vernest Quill, Ravendi, Interdimensional Zone, Abject Ludicrosity, New Lakemba, Castle Federation, Palgo, Praeceps, Valentine Z, Fendlium, Volstokn, Cobleck Weleis, Tachycardia, Lungha, Anungu, Loli County, Hamerica, Merconitonitopia, Valatic Ash, Pheonisland, Xagill, The New Communist Republic Of States, MiaryBhalzhack, The Endless Eventide, Ihese, SherpDaWerp in TNP, Crader, Yokciq Empire, The World Capitalist Confederation, Prevaland, SORT, Antiyard, Varola, Nistriabar, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Unshleepd, Woodsend, Hyphen, Serendipita Martia, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Fizban, Westinor, The Serdey Islands, Fauzjhia, Mesopotama, Greater Pittsburgh, Avastate, The Ricebenders, PortvgaI, Frostcell, Sikol, Saperisole, Iztocna Slavija, Zzozona, Hoglands, Plutayah, Confederacy of Antarctica, Prydania, I Like Killing people, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Libertania Democratica, Montinario, Victorian Atlantis, Kocherian, The Calabash Protectorate, Yalgora, Seanat, Pizza Squared, Brucklania, The United States of Nuclear Weapons, Arichia, Schnuftelland, Borsukia, Damsmel, New Jamgra, The New Cordian Empire, Madjack, Xyrron, Maclare, Eschatosia, Neu-Galicia, Ihsan, Kahlo, Kragsgale, East Akra, Marinxa, Principia Mathematica, Simone Republic, Buckhem, Pokemanland, The Noviosyus, Yalkan, Lionia, Astal Aavors, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Artemis Selene, Ultra777, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Delageon, Erubetia, Pigeonstan, Aoncarpa, Arlens Apartment, Andexia, Cowbridge, Mythir, Xipher, CryptoTransumanists, Arbor Marshes, Ostlandic, and U S Eh.

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