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The Storm Catcher of Kuriko

“When the storm comes, do not bow down or give up hope.” Empress Kuriko

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: 10000 Islands

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Kuriko

Population3.873 billion

LeaderEmpress Kuriko

CurrencyLinc
AnimalLenlyvalk

The Storm Catcher of Kuriko is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Empress Kuriko with a fair hand, and remarkable for its triple-decker prams, compulsory military service, and lack of airports. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 3.873 billion Lysandrians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 28.6%.

The Kurikoan economy, worth 196 trillion Lincs a year, is led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Information Technology, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 50,842 Lincs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

Cosmopolitan citizens ask what their countries can do for them, the government is using tax revenues to provide jobs for the poor, the nation's orphanages and maternity wards have been nicknamed 'the Killbot Factories', and nose plugs are the latest Kurikoan fashion accessory. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kuriko's national animal is the Lenlyvalk, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Kuriko is ranked 76,021st in the world and 440th in 10000 Islands for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 64.99 on the Hayek Index.

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Most Influential: 293rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 360thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 9,779thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,215thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 13,983rd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 51st in the regionTop
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Most Average: 94th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 100th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 250 » Arctic Coalition, Nooooooooooooooo, Gluebucket, The Utah Federation, Dustwind, The Parandeam, Dovant, The City States Of Las Vegas, Niedonia, Lower Phlebacite, Blagaria, Socialist States of East Antarctica, Krystalveil, Loukania, The Marcolinan Islands, Muricasz, Zyrcrestia, Kaltovar, Anigeto, Mastodonia, Rockerville, The Soylent Green Party, Crusakh, Sorchamei, South and East Illyria, Marchandal, Ered anor, United States of Kerthina, Datland, Balist, Govem, Wakazia, Isentran, DunNaGall, Aspistania, The Precocity, Melondonia, Thomason, Erictom333, Keltische, Swag Chief Bubba Estate, TheStitchedDollFace, Polka Republic, Earth Federation, Laykeria, The Biggles Syndicate, Yaakovim Jacobis, Danyl, Keriad, DVVK, and 200 others.The Empire of the Clarence, Maalemzya, Gewisse, New Udonia, Thuringen Hesse, True Mans, Old Atlantica, Grahnol, Cyber Revolution, Kyrizstanislav, Iontan, Libraziland, Kingakethaga Islands, The Playa Wastes, Stalorpreadum, Republic of Nutella, Sorya, Tycorn, North Southumberland, HN67, New Fania, A Lee Project, Ishkabibber, Al-Keta, Coreras, New Gilboa, The Tasmanian Islands, Ferte, Greatest pimps, Imperatorian, Salq, Supreme Order of Alberta, McFierce, Zachais, Snoozing Buffalax, Sovereign Research Concerns, Kebecois, Zim-topia, Adorable Kittens, Generic Country Name That Is Available, Valahiana, ShadowVoltia, Hacame, Brandenbourg-Anhalt, Free Earthian Yap, Inberdia, The Red Falls, Human Realm, Kilenel, Seranis, Tijdtevelia, Free Booze, Lamborghini Murcielago, Cape Vessey, Rypontiah, Theomopolus, Creeptopia, Hawalius, Flying Eagles, Hamletus, Hamtown, Oom, Aleg, Grungerock, Nabresh, The Texas Faction, Hallakoku, Flemingisa, Anollasia, Chip Skylark, Country 197, Amor Libertatem, Anisopterra, Novegia, Euphorialand, Legionnares, Edorask, Hellei, Cerb, Wysrod, Samaduria, Aozora Blu Sky, Mensmare, HumanSanity, Zeklandia, Vivolkha, Euphoricelysium, Eist, The Kingdom of Lydia, West Coulee, Jaybird Islands, Lombardius, Serlone, Outer Gormitia, Sygnafylki, Loamaia, Islamond, Shivea, Pelanesomunk, Kanaia, Rex Republic, Blogotopia, Palman, Teseon, Ironica Butterfly, Testa, Venthravene, Cyrenean, Zeganas, Future of Mankind, The Cognitian Astralscape, Dregotoria, North Atlantic Allies, Optimism and Failure, Achiotopia, Better Indonesia, Tzo, Flex Lexington, Ananke II, Techoligia, PYT, Gopharia, Jimaica, Luzaatia, Atlantic Republic, Northern African Sahara, Eames, Karislas, Puccia, Itawamb, Tangora, Bay of India, Nova Aeon, The Snake Brotherhood, Samazaria, Petalumadom, Erbitak, Duckyian Empire, Bolter, St Lennys Island, Ignis Cinere, Second Napoleonic Francais, East Ladonia, Vedrea, Treyusa, Oeiltopia, Uprus, Zopciria, ScaleLand, Reed Souls, New Redemption, Tobrana, Lotamoney, Warchlakia, Arbonia, Cybershield, EngiCorp, Barkdull, Republic of Tikistan, Fulk, Lastrov, Ali Faridi, The GodKing Salazar, Spncrgmn, Ghiamonga, Fiodiya, Great Shadowland, Alterrum, Northern ravenlight, DEATH HOUSE, Aprait, Qerth, Okaydo, Posadystopia, Mans Torment, Unruliness, Prudor, Jestorio, Echocrimsonia, Zulcanmaral, North Leimuiden, Denellin, Crimanthium, Keswickholt, Malords, Woonrocket, Hyena boopers, Exoric, Obliternation, Mursilis, Firfields, Jiria, United Royal Islands Defense Force 1, Deslavania, Titanica, LordOd, Unic Island, Ithiki, Marxist Germany, and Tardog.

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