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Rudest Citizens: 685thMost Patriotic: 1,752ndMost Armed: 2,696th
The Republic of
New York Times Democracy
Bonis omnia bona
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Coldwoods

Population4.263 billion

CapitalBearford
LeaderPresident Vinnie Pappalardo
FaithCatholic

CurrencyColdwoodian Dollars
AnimalWhite Tailed Deer

The Republic of Coldwoods is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by President Vinnie Pappalardo with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, ubiquitous missile silos, and aversion to nipples. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 4.263 billion Coldwoodians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small, corrupt, outspoken government prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Law & Order, and Administration are also considered important, while International Aid and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bearford. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 35.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Coldwoodian economy, worth 884 trillion Coldwoodian Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Information Technology. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 207,559 Coldwoodian Dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 793,471 per year while the poor average 37,519, a ratio of 21.1 to 1.

A National Academy regulates grammar and usage, bored politicians often entertain themselves with games of Simon during important votes, atheistic refugees haven't got a prayer of being granted asylum, and tantrum-throwing toddlers are regularly imprisoned on assault charges. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Coldwoods's national animal is the White Tailed Deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholic.

Coldwoods is ranked 262,605th in the world and 172nd in The Western Isles for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 25.31 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 685thMost Patriotic: 1,752ndMost Armed: 2,696thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,779thLargest Retail Industry: 2,853rdTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,282ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,414thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,599thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,656thMost Influential: 4,872ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,738thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,476thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,224thHighest Average Incomes: 7,338thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9,421stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,122ndLargest Black Market: 10,444thMost Efficient Economies: 10,678thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,720thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,847thMost Cultured: 14,238thTop
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Most Devout: 17,939thSmartest Citizens: 18,211thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,000thLargest Governments: 19,646thMost Developed: 20,510thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23,695thLargest Information Technology Sector: 24,545thMost Subsidized Industry: 24,561stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 28,295thHighest Economic Output: 28,330thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 28,674thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 28,767th
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Rudest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Patriotic: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 11th in the regionMost Armed: 12th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14th in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 16th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Black Market: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 25th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 26th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 27th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 27th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 27th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Coldwoods published "Example" (Factbook: Geography).
  • : Following new legislation in Coldwoods, tantrum-throwing toddlers are regularly imprisoned on assault charges.
  • : Following new legislation in Coldwoods, atheistic refugees haven't got a prayer of being granted asylum.
  • : Following new legislation in Coldwoods, bored politicians often entertain themselves with games of Simon during important votes.
  • : Following new legislation in Coldwoods, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage.
  • : Following new legislation in Coldwoods, the government maintains a Department of Skulduggery.
  • : Following new legislation in Coldwoods, members of ethnic minorities are more often called "boy" or "girl" than by their actual names.
  • : Following new legislation in Coldwoods, anyone found to be unemployed is shipped off to Brasilistan with a gun and a spade.
  • : Coldwoods lodged a message on the The Western Isles Regional Message Board.
  • : Coldwoods lodged a message on the The Western Isles Regional Message Board.

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