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Most Influential: 161stMost Efficient Economies: 1,768thMost Devout: 2,375th
The United Kingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
God, Queen and Country
Queen Elizabeth II
Influence
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Canovia

Population15.965 billion

CapitalLondon
LeaderQueen Elizabeth II
FaithChurch of England

CurrencyPound Sterling
AnimalLion

The United Kingdom of Canovia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Queen Elizabeth II with an even hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, national health service, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 15.965 billion British 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.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of London. The average income tax rate is 78.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient British economy, worth a remarkable 2,886 trillion Pound Sterlings a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 180,822 Pound Sterlings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Convicted criminals are given free limo rides to jail, lifelong celibates are surprised to receive government-issue condoms in the post, etiquette guides advise visitors to 'grovel gracefully', and foreign nations often blame poverty and terrorism on British selfishness. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Canovia's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Church of England.

Canovia is ranked 17,559th in the world and 45th in Commonwealth of Liberty for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 7,937.47 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Most Influential: 161stMost Efficient Economies: 1,768thMost Devout: 2,375thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2,557thHealthiest Citizens: 2,972ndLongest Average Lifespans: 3,356thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,448thBest Weather: 3,543rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,592ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,603rdHighest Poor Incomes: 4,551stMost Beautiful Environments: 4,967thHighest Economic Output: 4,980thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,056thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,058thMost Developed: 5,257thMost Cultured: 5,681stSmartest Citizens: 5,822ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,837thMost Stationary: 5,860thMost Inclusive: 8,022ndLargest Governments: 8,031stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,510thHighest Average Incomes: 8,759thLowest Crime Rates: 10,293rdLargest Publishing Industry: 10,756thTop
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Largest Populations: 13,841stHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,705thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,725thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,972ndNicest Citizens: 17,096thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,559thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,948thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,543rd
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Most Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionBest Weather: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 10th in the regionLargest Populations: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Cultured: 16th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Inclusive: 16th in the regionMost Developed: 16th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the region

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