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The Union of Cooperia

“Big Brother is watching you.”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Envoy

Location: Soviet Russia

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The Union of Cooperia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Big Brother with an even hand, and remarkable for its complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 3.001 billion Cooperians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on Education, although the Environment and Public Transport are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cooper City. The average income tax rate is 80%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry.

Armed police units patrol the roads late at night, the government has instituted 'traveller reservations' across the country, newspapers cannot report anything about politicians without their explicit consent, and the art of conversation has been rediscovered. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is a serious problem, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. Cooperia's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion is Cooperism, and its currency is the Cooper.

Cooperia is ranked 7th in Soviet Russia and 99,133rd in the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -3 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 14 days ago

  • 11 days ago: Cooperia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments (last census: Top 5%).
  • 11 days ago: Cooperia's influence in Soviet Russia rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Cooperia, the art of conversation has been rediscovered.
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Cooperia, newspapers cannot report anything about politicians without their explicit consent.
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Cooperia, the government has instituted 'traveller reservations' across the country.
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Cooperia, armed police units patrol the roads late at night.
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Cooperia, frequent fliers are obliged to submit to invasive security procedures by government security.
  • 16 days ago: Following new legislation in Cooperia, the government has begun selling heroin and ecstasy to help fund its projects.
  • 16 days ago: Following new legislation in Cooperia, female newsreaders distract the nation by breastfeeding during broadcast.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Cooperia, commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies.

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