by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 520thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,547thMost Developed: 1,881st
The Gweriniaeth of
Democratic Socialists
Un genedl, un ymerodraeth, un arweinydd!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population11.379 billion



The Gweriniaeth of Canovium is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Glyndŵr with an even hand, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, daily referendums, and national health service. The compassionate, humorless population of 11.379 billion Canovas are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Maes-teg. The average income tax rate is 93.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Canoviumian economy, worth a remarkable 1,559 trillion Credyds 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 large, well-organized, highly specialized black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. 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 an impressive 137,083 Credyds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Glyndŵr's speeches are beloved by insomniacs, the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas, and new Canoviumian taxis are fitted with server racks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Canovium's national animal is the Ddraig, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cristnogaeth.

Canovium is ranked 213,665th in the world and 895th in Europe for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.75 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Influential: 520thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,547thMost Developed: 1,881stHealthiest Citizens: 1,942ndMost Beautiful Environments: 2,328thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,390thTop
Best Weather: 2,808thMost Cultured: 3,094thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,125thHighest Food Quality: 3,532ndMost Advanced Public Education: 3,621stSmartest Citizens: 3,849thMost Patriotic: 4,085thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,202ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,402ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,881stHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,872ndLargest Black Market: 7,021stMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,254thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,262ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,813thLowest Crime Rates: 8,113thMost Efficient Economies: 8,241stMost Inclusive: 8,748thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,853rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,684thNicest Citizens: 9,696thLargest Governments: 9,782ndMost Secular: 10,592ndLargest Publishing Industry: 10,640thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,042ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,772ndHighest Poor Incomes: 12,011thHighest Economic Output: 12,723rdTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 13,641stHighest Average Incomes: 19,050th
Most Developed: 36th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 42nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 46th in the regionLargest Black Market: 47th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 51st in the regionBest Weather: 52nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 54th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 57th in the regionMost Cultured: 62nd in the regionTop
Highest Food Quality: 75th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 79th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 80th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 84th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 85th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 88th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 100th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 102nd in the regionLargest Populations: 103rd in the regionMost Influential: 111th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 112th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 116th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 118th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 122nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 122nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, new Canoviumian taxis are fitted with server racks.
  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas.
  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas.
  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, Glyndŵr's speeches are beloved by insomniacs.
  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, gossip magazines have pictures of Glyndŵr sunbathing on the beach with political rivals.
  • : Canovium endorsed The Commonwealth of Corsoaua.
  • : Canovium was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Corsoaua.
  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, a sudden shout of "surprise!" does not herald a party for teachers.
  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, kindergartners love the free balloons that their schools give them.
  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, the parliament building has installed a revolving door.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 134 » Republic of Satherland, Super Happy Land, Regnum Italiae, GanymedEuropa, North of Americas, Ausvelt, Imperium Anglorum, Thracia and Crimea, Northern German Federation, Dark Matter, Galway-Dublin, Umeria, Maritzal, Falvaard, Ostermarch, Invernessia, Saint Domingo, Savinecross, Elisabethshagen, Yahlia, Someseni, Heinsbergen, Dauershire, Jim the Baptist, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, St Scarlett, Leranditale, The Champions League, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, Thracia Republic, Walfo, Desibia, Irminsulia, Pilipinas and Malaya, Lovisa, South St Maarten, Grodisze, The New Nordic Union, The Seven Provinces, Eritei, Kurfuerstentum Brandenburg-Mecklenburg, Northwest Isles, Leszno, Nardin, Brakanistan, An Clar, New Vorarlberg, Quentenia, Wiener-Neustadt, Nea Europa, and 84 others.Chioganah, Weltbeherrschung, Trixeland, Monkistan, Purgatio, Chronus, Boldia, Jahass, Outer Sparta, Old World Order, The Reunited Yugoslavs, Apabeossie, Meropis, Esvonia, Epistimi Evimeria, Kanokla, Valtrona, Eco-Paris Reformation, Mynox, NorthPortugal, New Eestiball, The States of Texas and Arkansas, Greater Icelandia, Othenhiem, Sloburg, Nevelja, Bombastion, Brittany Normandy Aquitaine, Iskattland, Zulrich, Stromia, Christian Terra, Gliesetonia, Anglo-Francios, Lord Sapre, Robbonia, Parliamentary Laramidia, Estonesia, Khuravia, Elania Kingdom, Trisikistan, East Kirea, The Scandinavian Realm, Maalat, Eppur, Bareu, Europe a Nation, Wombelland, Feldorf, Fanadia, Noristoniaka, Nomaida, New Ylicia, Mojuatafurertopeopir, Janart, Rocebard, Mombourg, Girvage, Panversia, Schiltia, PPRP, Arbere, The Federal States of Ezasao, Why are we hear, Ottterland, Lodhs beard, Armbruster, Alsted, Belvanski, The New Mexican Confederation, Nova Babilonia, Migurson, Berlin and Hanover, Ceplon, Rary, United States of Russia1, MEoW-mEoW-mIa, Magyarostan, Dervenland, Dabarastan, Heplon, Gorzi, The Italian Peninsulla, and Corsoaua.