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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 30thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 210thHighest Disposable Incomes: 430th
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Freedom, Liberty and Power
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Kortik

Population16.825 billion

CapitalGauja
LeaderGreg Grant

Currencyducat
AnimalJaguar

The Federation of Kortik is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Greg Grant with an even hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, otherworldly petting zoo, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cheerful population of 16.825 billion Kortikians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The tiny, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gauja. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Kortikian economy, worth a remarkable 5,805 trillion ducats a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 345,058 ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Jaguar sanctuaries have been taken over by hydraulic fracturing sites, the best-of-the-best athletes have been replaced by the best-of-the-mediocre, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news, and sales of fishnet stockings have reached a record high. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Kortik's national animal is the Jaguar, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Kortik is ranked 237,884th in the world and 9,515th in The North Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 3.11 Obesity Rate.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 30thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 210thHighest Disposable Incomes: 430thHighest Poor Incomes: 591stLargest Retail Industry: 602ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 899thLargest Publishing Industry: 903rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,104thMost Developed: 1,260thHighest Average Incomes: 1,333rdLongest Average Lifespans: 1,554thHighest Economic Output: 1,602ndHealthiest Citizens: 1,693rdSmartest Citizens: 1,703rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,938thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,955thLowest Crime Rates: 2,204thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,276thMost Cultured: 2,369thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,391stTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2,423rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,482ndRudest Citizens: 2,980thMost Stationary: 3,320thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,513thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,839thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,324thLargest Mining Sector: 4,517thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,682ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,763rdLargest Black Market: 5,046thLargest Governments: 5,487thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8,409thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8,586thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,638thLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,719thTop
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Most Influential: 12,297thLargest Populations: 12,862ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,468thMost Secular: 16,682ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,358thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,199thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,641stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22,037th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 17th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 25th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 27th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 36th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 37th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 44th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 44th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 61st in the regionMost Stationary: 77th in the regionMost Developed: 82nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 94th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 94th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 94th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 99th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 103rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 104th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 107th in the regionMost Cultured: 117th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 122nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 130th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 135th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 171st in the regionRudest Citizens: 176th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 179th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 190th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 230th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 232nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 233rd in the regionLargest Populations: 280th in the regionLargest Governments: 299th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 332nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 341st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 343rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 362nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 428th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 825th in the regionMost Secular: 864th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 868th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Kortik, sales of fishnet stockings have reached a record high.
  • : Following new legislation in Kortik, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.
  • : Following new legislation in Kortik, the best-of-the-best athletes have been replaced by the best-of-the-mediocre.
  • : Following new legislation in Kortik, Jaguar sanctuaries have been taken over by hydraulic fracturing sites.
  • : Following new legislation in Kortik, government projects are full of waste.
  • : Following new legislation in Kortik, there are no more heroes any more.
  • : Following new legislation in Kortik, the nation leads The North Pacific in per capita stalking.
  • : Following new legislation in Kortik, ratings for schools' curricula range from 'Pure as the Driven Snow' to 'Late Night TV'.
  • : Following new legislation in Kortik, teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries.
  • : Following new legislation in Kortik, patriotic citizens chant "there's only one Kortik" at foreigners.

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