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The Grand Duchy of Cosszka

“Our Cosszka”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Envoy

Location: Nocturnalya

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The Grand Duchy of Cosszka is a colossal, economically powerful nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 6.378 billion Cosszkayans 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with Defence, although Law & Order and Education are on the agenda. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 20%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Woodchip Exports industry, followed by Beef-Based Agriculture and Uranium Mining.

The breathalyser pledge is a traditional part of marriages in Cosszka, eight year-olds with lemonade stands have been known to be locked up on charges of embezzlement, private business has started paving paradises and putting up parking lots, and the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is relatively low, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cosszka's national animal is the Gyrfalcon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is Cszeszianitija, and its currency is the Cszesk.

Cosszka is ranked 17th in Nocturnalya and 98,814th in the world for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -6 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 14 hours ago

  • 11 hours ago: Cosszka lodged a message on the Nocturnalya Regional Message Board.
  • 18 hours ago: Cosszka's influence in Nocturnalya rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
  • 1 day 6 hours ago: Cosszka's influence in Nocturnalya rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • 1 day 11 hours ago: Cosszka changed its national demonym to "Cosszkayan".
  • 1 day 18 hours ago: Cosszka's influence in Nocturnalya rose from "Minnow" to "Handshaker".
  • 1 day 19 hours ago: Cosszka relocated from Sondria to Nocturnalya.
  • 3 days 5 hours ago: Cosszka was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Shortest Average Lifespan.
  • 94 days ago: Cosszka fell out of the world Top 5% for Most Authoritarian.
  • 94 days ago: Cosszka fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Authoritarian.
  • 119 days ago: Cosszka fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Conservative.

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