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.
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.
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