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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 109thMost Influential: 354thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,792nd
The Protectorate of
Democratic Socialists
We Will Endure
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Below Average

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population1.303 billion

LeaderFingle Dan


The Protectorate of Cobolica is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Fingle Dan with an even hand, and notable for its irreverence towards religion, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 1.303 billion Cobolicans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Citadel. The average income tax rate is 91.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cobolican economy, worth 228 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 175,189 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting, the "swords to plowshares" policy has created a generation of farmers that can kill a yak from 200 yards away, the military maintains a fierce arsenal of 'Cure Missiles', and children crying over dropped ice creams are offered high doses of experimental antidepressants. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cobolica's national animal is the beaver, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Cobolica is ranked 11,153rd in the world and 558th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 10,257.13 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 109thMost Influential: 354thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,792ndMost Armed: 3,932ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,910thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,539thMost Secular: 5,821stMost Developed: 6,379thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,549thSmartest Citizens: 7,190thLargest Governments: 7,813thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,415thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,350thHighest Average Incomes: 10,362ndMost Advanced Public Education: 11,153rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,253rdLowest Crime Rates: 11,312thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,396thMost Efficient Economies: 13,120thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,563rdTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 13,909thMost Patriotic: 14,613thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,953rdMost Inclusive: 15,411thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,031stMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,094thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,244thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,786thHighest Food Quality: 20,186thLargest Retail Industry: 20,960thLargest Welfare Programs: 22,808thHealthiest Citizens: 23,561stMost Corrupt Governments: 23,933rdMost Cultured: 24,080thLargest Insurance Industry: 24,487thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 26,434th
Most Influential: 68th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 81st in the regionMost Armed: 135th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 171st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 271st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 292nd in the regionMost Secular: 305th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 325th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 364th in the regionMost Developed: 374th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 401st in the regionLargest Governments: 425th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 431st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 436th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 474th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 476th in the regionMost Patriotic: 549th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 558th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 598th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 600th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 613th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 663rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 672nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 766th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 772nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 780th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 845th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 870th in the regionMost Inclusive: 874th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 927th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,041st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1,073rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1,086th in the regionMost Cultured: 1,135th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1,136th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1,254th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Cobolica was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans and Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Cobolica, children crying over dropped ice creams are offered high doses of experimental antidepressants.
  • : Following new legislation in Cobolica, the military maintains a fierce arsenal of 'Cure Missiles'.
  • : Following new legislation in Cobolica, the "swords to plowshares" policy has created a generation of farmers that can kill a yak from 200 yards away.
  • : Cobolica voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Crime Victims' Rights Act".
  • : Cobolica was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Cobolica, the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting.
  • : Following new legislation in Cobolica, euthanasia is legal.
  • : Following new legislation in Cobolica, every workday begins with group therapy.
  • : Following new legislation in Cobolica, the country is governed by a clique of political insiders known colloquially as The Establishment.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 510 » Pazair, KAP03land, Lulubellia, Aerilia, Shibutani, Bongo Mountain, Yaorozu, Card Kingdom, Napnomadia, Guer Aike, Harjad, Ellbonnia, Pallaith, Hellsinky, Bankowiata, Eggplant Island, Great Bights Mum, Pasargad, Tachycardia, Corfad, Wilkshire, The Rhein States, Notyoutopia, Aenglaland, Kastonvia, Kwaj, Q w e r t y, The Erie Doctrine, Former English Colony, ForestMythal, Koda-Land, Disenchantment, Aeolist, New Lakemba, Federation Terra Australis, Pinguioris, North Bratislava, Hardscrabble, Konolas, Eternal Dominion, Jancokk, Aetulia, Clan Spaniel, Brandenburg-Ansbach, Western Vapia, Canineia, Sojenre, Folenz, Solaria Alliance, XD 2, and 460 others.Lil Nasbol, Neavira, Nordic-British Union, Ayuzhhhhh, Just Vibin, The Austro Germanic Union, Chukstik Illahi, Ethnon, Holy Oranz, TJUN-ia, Dicko, Perikuresu, Andanavia, United States of Americanas, Dromanius, Kappacon, Osaka Naomi, Aidiarnia, Warnen, Klodma, El Guajuila, Lavea, Altivia, Panterastan, Inspiratus, Keld, Miamington, Neopie, Invicta Gavinlandia, Walter Jackson, Azzarel, Intion North, New Zenonia, Very Pog, Singamadri, FezEmerald, Northern Socialist Council Republics, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Omolon, Dakota Territories, Tamarvand, Weeeest viiiiirginiaaaa, Nuronte, Anungu, 2 and 2 is Fish, Fell Dunn, Laurendon, Lemonbiscuits, Manticore utopia, Soviet Terran, Jaded Grammarians, West Zebrupco Bageropirex, Parpyduckland, Laxoimia, Malta Comino Gozo, Fran Advar, AmManies, The Jerichowan Country, Laudesia, Free Culture, Fascist Democracy, United Soviet State of North Amerika, Katuda, Upper Canada Republic, Intelbrazia, Necromonia, Arquan, LostLegion, Zupla, South Baba, ABC, The Bureaucratic Territories, Fratanica, Srpski Novo Zelandjani, Tvers, DIMAnism, Old Emporia, Liberum Hibernia, The Windmilluminati, Vene Gra, Yellops, French Bananastan, Arctic Kingdoms, Feradia, Renemaran, Lordelles, United Asgardian States, Super Girl, Karazan, Eraver, Liminyj, Phoronu, Ozstan, Pantor, Brsil, The 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