Most Authoritarian: 11,525thMost Ignorant Citizens: 12,826thMost Conservative: 15,912th
The Grand Duchy of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Blood Prevails
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population1.321 billion


The Grand Duchy of Kohlenbirke is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.321 billion Konesburgers are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. The average income tax rate is 62.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Kohlenbirkean economy, worth 56.4 trillion Münzens 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 a slick, highly efficient black market in Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Uranium Mining, Automobile Manufacturing, and Retail. 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 42,692 Münzens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The big red machine has ground to a halt, only the brainiest citizens become academics, the men in trenchcoats hanging around playgrounds are actually police officers, and autopsies often involve only cursory examination. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kohlenbirke's national animal is the unicorn, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Kohlenbirke is ranked 257,863rd in the world and 149th in Arkonos for Smartest Citizens, with 1.38 quips per hour.

Most Authoritarian: 11,525thMost Ignorant Citizens: 12,826thTop
Most Conservative: 15,912thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 19,719thSafest: 22,704thMost Pacifist: 23,143rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23,503rd
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Pacifist: 8th in the regionSafest: 11th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 12th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14th in the regionMost Conservative: 14th in the regionMost Avoided: 15th in the region

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