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The United Papal States of Cologne and Karlsburg is a gargantuan, safe nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, anti-smoking policies, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-working, cynical population of 16.262 billion Cologne and Karlsburgians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Law & Order, and Defense. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 50.9%.

The strong Cologne and Karlsburgian economy, worth 862 trillion Imperial Opis a year, is quite specialized and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Soda Sales, and Pizza Delivery. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 53,043 Imperial Opis, with the richest citizens earning 6.5 times as much as the poorest.

Children are raised bilingual from an early age, the nation's massive battleships are often mistaken for islands, reporters often lose their jobs over fact-checking errors, and the mob and the police have recently had numerous clashes in the back alleys of Cologne and Karlsburg's cities due to the government's steadfast anti-casino stance. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cologne and Karlsburg's national animal is the Casinian Lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Colognian Catholicism.

Cologne and Karlsburg is ranked 5th in European Continent and 105,663rd in the world for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 6 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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by Max Barry

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