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Most Patriotic: 3,703rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,226thRudest Citizens: 5,686th
The State of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Phoenix of the North
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Economy
Frightening
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Coldwoods

Population1.995 billion

CapitalBearford
LeaderGovernor Richard Woolsey
FaithChristanity

CurrencyColdwoodian Dollars
AnimalBlack Bear

The State of Coldwoods is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Governor Richard Woolsey with an even hand, and remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate, pith helmet sales, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, devout population of 1.995 billion Coldwoodians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bearford. The average income tax rate is 67.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Coldwoodian economy, worth 298 trillion Coldwoodian Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Information Technology. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 149,666 Coldwoodian Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens are bombarded with advertising from their compulsory miniature radios, fire stations and hospitals can't deploy emergency vehicles because badly parked cars block them in, the Violetist community celebrates bombshells being dropped on Coldwoods, and there's nothing more rock-and-roll than absolute sobriety. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Coldwoods's national animal is the Black Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christanity.

Coldwoods is ranked 225,826th in the world and 132nd in The Western Isles for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 22.72 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Most Patriotic: 3,703rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,226thRudest Citizens: 5,686thMost Armed: 5,687thLargest Retail Industry: 6,318thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,955thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,628thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,485thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,860thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,969thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,161stTop
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Most Average: 13,789thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,337thHighest Average Incomes: 14,446thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,481stMost Developed: 16,050thMost Efficient Economies: 16,191stMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,464thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,466thLargest Black Market: 17,050thLargest Governments: 18,920thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,402ndLongest Average Lifespans: 20,886thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,360thMost Devout: 22,166thMost Scientifically Advanced: 23,418th
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Most Average: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Patriotic: 14th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionMost Armed: 18th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Coldwoods, there's nothing more rock-and-roll than absolute sobriety.
  • : Coldwoods lodged a message on the The Western Isles Regional Message Board.
  • : Coldwoods endorsed The Democratic Republic of Grussland.
  • : Following new legislation in Coldwoods, the Violetist community celebrates bombshells being dropped on Coldwoods.
  • : Following new legislation in Coldwoods, fire stations and hospitals can't deploy emergency vehicles because badly parked cars block them in.
  • : Following new legislation in Coldwoods, citizens are bombarded with advertising from their compulsory miniature radios.
  • : Coldwoods published "Criminal Code" (Factbook: Legislation).
  • : Coldwoods voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Safety and Integrity in Conflict Journalism"".
  • : Following new legislation in Coldwoods, charity workers dole out hardtack from behind designer sunglasses.
  • : Following new legislation in Coldwoods, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.

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