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Most Advanced Public Transport: 793rd Largest Black Market: 804th Most Advanced Public Education: 873rd
The Kingdom of
Father Knows Best State
He who knows best knows how little he knows.
King Cooper x
Regional Influence
Hermit
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Kingdom of Cooperia is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Cooper x with an iron fist, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, strictly enforced bedtime, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.06 billion Cooperians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cooper City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 90.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Cooperian economy, worth a remarkable 1,237 trillion Coopers a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Tourism, Furniture Restoration, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 175,336 Coopers, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 522,883 per year while the poor average 46,039, a ratio of 11.4 to 1.

Biotech companies are fined if their jumbled genetic sequences look too familiar, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, hairdressers are among those who have disappeared overnight, and graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation'. Crime is totally unknown. Cooperia's national animal is the Goose, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Cooperism.

Cooperia is ranked 72,242nd in the world and 1st in Klinepeteria for Highest Drug Use, scoring 73 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 793rdLargest Black Market: 804thMost Advanced Public Education: 873rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,033rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,297thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,719thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2,398thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,595thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,408thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,137thMost Developed: 5,989thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,491stHighest Average Incomes: 6,970thHighest Economic Output: 8,045thLargest Governments: 8,282ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,651stTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 9,036thSmartest Citizens: 10,027thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10,441stMost Beautiful Environments: 12,225thLargest Mining Sector: 13,799thMost Devout: 13,856thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,307thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17,255thLargest Retail Industry: 17,446th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Cooperia, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation'.
  • : Following new legislation in Cooperia, hairdressers are among those who have disappeared overnight.
  • : Following new legislation in Cooperia, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • : Following new legislation in Cooperia, biotech companies are fined if their jumbled genetic sequences look too familiar.
  • : Following new legislation in Cooperia, basket-weaving is the nation's latest fad.
  • : Following new legislation in Cooperia, mostly women are seen and not heard.
  • : Following new legislation in Cooperia, the tawdry celebrity gossip section has moved to the front page of most newspapers.
  • : Following new legislation in Cooperia, in a desperate bid for cheap airfare Cooperians can be seen jogging in a rubber suit just before flying.
  • : Cooperia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments and the Top 5% for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Cooperia, randomly bombing neighboring countries has become the new national sport.

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