by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,749thMost Influential: 2,167thHealthiest Citizens: 2,435th
The Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Unity and Liberty
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population9.031 billion



The Republic of Canovium is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Rienzi with an even hand, and renowned for its irreverence towards religion, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, humorless population of 9.031 billion Canovians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shenandoah. The average income tax rate is 95.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Canoviumian economy, worth 984 trillion Credits a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 109,002 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

History textbook pages are used as impromptu tissues by distraught students, the housing market has collapsed like an overbaked Brancalandian souffle, the army spends more time producing 'romantic videos' than actually training soldiers, and criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Canovium's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Christianity.

Canovium is ranked 230,314th in the world and 1,019th in Europe for Most Primitive, scoring -290.61 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,749thMost Influential: 2,167thHealthiest Citizens: 2,435thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,706thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,767thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,820thMost Developed: 2,846thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,979thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,120thBest Weather: 3,125thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,538thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,841stSmartest Citizens: 4,414thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,044thMost Cultured: 5,339thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,559thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,700thMost Pacifist: 7,077thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,209thLowest Crime Rates: 7,751stMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,775thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,635thLargest Governments: 9,255thMost Efficient Economies: 9,905thMost Inclusive: 10,172ndMost Secular: 11,021stTop
Largest Black Market: 12,614thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,001stNicest Citizens: 13,173rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,319thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,478thHighest Economic Output: 18,856thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,553rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,929th
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 36th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 36th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 41st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 50th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 50th in the regionMost Developed: 52nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 53rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 57th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 59th in the regionBest Weather: 60th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 64th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 67th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 67th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 81st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 82nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 83rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 88th in the regionMost Cultured: 102nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 107th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 111th in the regionLargest Populations: 122nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Canovium was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Iskattland.
  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program.
  • : Canovium endorsed The Federal Republic of Nuevo Europa.
  • : Canovium endorsed The Commonwealth of Iskattland.
  • : Canovium endorsed The Republic of Lizberzand.
  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, the army spends more time producing 'romantic videos' than actually training soldiers.
  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, the housing market has collapsed like an overbaked Brancalandian souffle.
  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, history textbook pages are used as impromptu tissues by distraught students.
  • : Canovium was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, hedge fund managers are diversifying into herbaceous borders.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 130 » 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, Germany Third Reich, Savinecross, Elisabethshagen, Lyallpur, Yahlia, Someseni, Heinsbergen, Dauershire, Jim the Baptist, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, St Scarlett, Leranditale, The Champions League, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, Rivierenland, Thracia Republic, Walfo, Bohomo, Desibia, Irminsulia, Pilipinas and Malaya, Lovisa, South St Maarten, Grodisze, Soviet Krussia, The New Nordic Union, Sicilian Imperial-Capitalist Empire, Shaor, The Seven Provinces, Destyntine, Eritei, Kurfuerstentum Brandenburg-Mecklenburg, Socialist Balkans, and 80 others.Northwest Isles, New Petra, Leszno, Nardin, Wessex and Cornwall, Abject Ludicrosity, Brakanistan, An Clar, New Vorarlberg, Quentenia, Wiener-Neustadt, Nea Europa, Hafrsa, Chioganah, Slavonia and Srijem, Weltbeherrschung, Saiwania, Trixeland, Monkistan, Arorska, The Kingdom of Denmark, Viktorias, ENOTRIA, IllyrianAlbania, Purgatio, Toaddia, Prussian-Union, Ventelia, Chronus, Taboritia, Yoannes, Boldia, Jahass, Mons Graupius, New Ylicia, Outer Sparta, Sienkahn, Old World Order, The Reunited Yugoslavs, Apabeossie, Meropis, Enway, Crestphalia, Owlograd, Mallesia, Kadict, Esvonia, The New Mexican Confederation, Hverland, Epistimi Evimeria, Kanokla, The Young Ur, Anskerdank, Kyrica, Uzbek Khan, Leiningerland, Eski, Valtrona, Eco-Paris Reformation, Mynox, NorthPortugal, New Eestiball, Great Winminster, The States of Texas and Arkansas, Greater Icelandia, Anglo-Bergany, Pais das Caricatas, Othenhiem, Imperial Kaiserreich Germany, Continental Social Democrats, Sloburg, Martelon, Gelais, Northwest North Dakota, Nevelja, Bombastion, New Malita, Interlingua, Brittany Normandy Aquitaine, and Iskattland.

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