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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 77thLargest Agricultural Sector: 281stHighest Poor Incomes: 332nd
The Royal Kingdom of
Democratic Socialists Hell
Kordesia Mighty!
King Wilhelm Vortevault
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population4.965 billion

LeaderKing Wilhelm Vortevault

Animalwhite steed

The Royal Kingdom of Kordesia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Wilhelm Vortevault with an even hand, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, frequent executions, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 4.965 billion Kordesians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Solitude. The average income tax rate is 92.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Kordesian economy, worth a remarkable 1,896 trillion jewels a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Trout Farming. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 381,929 jewels, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Surveillance cameras are banned, every worker receives exactly the same pay regardless of productivity, morale within the seismologist community has hit rock bottom, and the government burgles the houses of holidaying citizens. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kordesia's national animal is the white steed, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Narcothism.

Kordesia is ranked 208,619th in the world and 293rd in The Black Hawks for Fattest Citizens, with 7.33 Obesity Rate.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 77thLargest Agricultural Sector: 281stHighest Poor Incomes: 332ndMost Subsidized Industry: 643rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 941stHighest Average Incomes: 946thLargest Black Market: 999thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,289thRudest Citizens: 1,333rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,360thMost Armed: 1,601stMost Efficient Economies: 1,625thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,745thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,931stLargest Retail Industry: 2,300thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 2,468thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,515thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,922ndLargest Publishing Industry: 3,025thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,605thLargest Governments: 3,676thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,911thNudest: 4,545thMost Developed: 4,919thSmartest Citizens: 4,968thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,976thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,708thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,315thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,692ndMost Cultured: 8,492ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,542ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,614thHighest Economic Output: 8,918thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,383rdTop
Most Secular: 12,408thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,469thLowest Crime Rates: 14,903rdHighest Drug Use: 22,222ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,315thMost Inclusive: 23,214th
Highest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost Armed: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 10th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 11th in the regionNudest: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 15th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 16th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 16th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 18th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 22nd in the regionMost Secular: 34th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Kordesia, the government burgles the houses of holidaying citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Kordesia, morale within the seismologist community has hit rock bottom.
  • : Following new legislation in Kordesia, every worker receives exactly the same pay regardless of productivity.
  • : Kordesia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Following new legislation in Kordesia, surveillance cameras are banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Kordesia, dinner parties often end in politically charged fist fights.
  • : Following new legislation in Kordesia, statues of famous citizens are erected or demolished on a purely partisan basis.
  • : Following new legislation in Kordesia, it's rare to find an unchewed pencil.
  • : Following new legislation in Kordesia, explicit slash fiction is repackaged for kindergarten kids as stories about friends cuddling friends.
  • : Following new legislation in Kordesia, the 'maybe not shock and awe' foreign policy initiative is showing promise.


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