by Max Barry

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,139thMost Secular: 2,613thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,718th
The Bovinian State of
Corporate Police State
Obey or Die
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population847 million

CapitalBelgian Blue City

Currencyhuman life
Animal1337 CLovine

The Bovinian State of CLovidia is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, flagrant waste-dumping, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 847 million CLovidians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Belgian Blue City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 21.4%.

The frighteningly efficient CLovidian economy, worth 98.4 trillion human lives a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 116,121 human lives, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 886,818 per year while the poor average 4,159, a ratio of 213 to 1.

Survivors of attempted maternal infanticide are sentenced to live with their mothers forever, there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality, CLovidia has become a gigantic dustbowl filled with tourists and mean desperados, and vets have been drafted in to help "fix" those who fail the parental license exam. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. CLovidia's national animal is the 1337 CLovine, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

CLovidia is ranked 53,090th in the world and 1,097th in the Rejected Realms for Longest Average Lifespans, with 77.24 Years.

Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,139thTop
Most Secular: 2,613thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,718thLargest Retail Industry: 3,049thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,621stMost Avoided: 5,984thLargest Mining Sector: 6,540thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,951stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,017thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,063rdTop
Most Conservative: 10,552ndMost Influential: 11,040thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,129thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,597thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,739thLargest Insurance Industry: 18,029thMost Efficient Economies: 18,855thMost Developed: 19,110th
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 29th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 63rd in the regionMost Secular: 89th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 90th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 116th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 117th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 169th in the regionMost Avoided: 183rd in the regionMost Influential: 188th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 194th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 330th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 340th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 357th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 365th in the regionMost Conservative: 365th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 395th in the regionMost Developed: 403rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 435th in the regionMost Extreme: 477th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 484th in the region

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