by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 501st Most Influential: 941st Most Secular: 2,900th
The First People's Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Bear The Hardship With Pride
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The First People's Empire of Cogoria is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Grigori Zhukov with an iron fist, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, avant-garde cinema, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 2.334 billion Cogorians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Oktobergrad. The average income tax rate is 81.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cogorian economy, worth 261 trillion Cogors a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 112,097 Cogors, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police, the nation refuses to discard its increasingly useless penny, anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card, and the deceased are buried mostly to hide them from state-sanctioned corpse-collectors. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cogoria's national animal is the Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Cogoria is ranked 42,963rd in the world and 1,938th in The North Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 3,369.46 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 501stMost Influential: 941stTop
Most Secular: 2,900thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,203rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,422ndHealthiest Citizens: 5,523rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,809thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,193rdLowest Crime Rates: 6,361stTop
Best Weather: 8,837thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,845thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,959thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,145thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,395thMost Developed: 11,935thMost Authoritarian: 12,100thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,327thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,759thLargest Governments: 12,791stMost Inclusive: 12,887thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,014thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,600thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,612thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,154th
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 129th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 144th in the regionMost Secular: 158th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 159th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 208th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 250th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 282nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 293rd in the regionMost Influential: 314th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 353rd in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 387th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 407th in the regionBest Weather: 447th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 510th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 516th in the regionLargest Governments: 522nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 578th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 608th in the regionMost Developed: 623rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 631st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 689th in the regionMost Stationary: 722nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 723rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 725th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Cogoria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Reventus Koth".
  • : Following new legislation in Cogoria, the deceased are buried mostly to hide them from state-sanctioned corpse-collectors.
  • : Following new legislation in Cogoria, anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card.
  • : Following new legislation in Cogoria, the nation refuses to discard its increasingly useless penny.
  • : Following new legislation in Cogoria, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.
  • : Following new legislation in Cogoria, all gamers have been drafted into the military despite their lack of upper body strength.
  • : Cogoria was endorsed by The Federation of Eskosya.
  • : Following new legislation in Cogoria, no-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium.
  • : Following new legislation in Cogoria, historical commemorations regularly devolve into militaristic jingoism.
  • : Following new legislation in Cogoria, school children asked "what is two times two?" are likely to form a symposium to discuss how different answers make them feel.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 117 » Frances Francis the First of France, Yaorozu, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Sunto, Notyoutopia, Unimaginable Doom, Lionia, Guslantis, HMS Unicorn, Zyvetskistaahn, Bharathvarsh, Elspeth and Samina, Meritdom, Soverenia, Novare Res, Xentherida, Sil Dorsett, Vegetarian States, Shadowrik, Great Bights Mum, Pasargad, Kerianthe, Chinstralia, SillyString, Wisconsota, Vantaria, Avalon, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, Holy Oranz, Tremagne de Taelmia, Sankami, Cullins, American MapleStory, Equestrian Commonwealth, Ceretis, Republic of Dixie, Mecklenburg-Thornley, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Marilands, Wineclaw, Malta Comino Gozo, The Swedish Republic of New Kenya, Crodaria, Celreostia, Techislovakia, Siwale, Aris Republic, The Democratic Republic of Tomb, Kundam, Religioncord, and 67 others.Indereac Lanx, Chukstik Illahi, Selfgradatude, Ovsterland, Apetopia, Morrn, Solestia, Kingdom of Space, Upper Portlandia, Sophista, Enosville, Kaschovia, Vazali, Lord Ravenclaw, BouncyAbbeyKitty, Empy, Valdr, Upper Sam Dodovi, Diodone, Wolfensjaeger, Mercy Land, Southern Stroraia, Omicron Persei V111, Panama Coalition, The Mazur Empire, Arcadia of Kasterborous, Ainsworth, The Rossinite Empire, Bonjoura, Northern Gala Arment Toustavo, Pallaith, ABC, Coemgen, Kwaj, Amerian States, Flooforia, Lupus Imperium, Reannia, General COE, Friently, Hong Kong Empire, Moristia, Jenner-Kardash, South Grand Mountain, Lavanania, Shin-Hachioji, Faxfleet, Merconitonitopia, Cleoskye, Victoriaans Nederlands, Necromonia, Kizja, Anima Proxa, Zedeya, Lamexanope, Zatrela, McMasterdonia, Forunte, Yukti, Marsh Castle, Maestros haven, Plembobria, Sheppey, Zemnaya Svoboda, Prevaland, Brandenburg-Magdeburg, and Eskosya.

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