by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 552nd Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 762nd Most Advanced Public Education: 846th
The Kingdom of
Father Knows Best State
He who knows best knows how little he knows.
King Cooper x
Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Cooperia

Population7.703 billion

CapitalCooper City
LeaderKing Cooper x
FaithCooperism

CurrencyCooper
AnimalGoose

The Kingdom of Cooperia is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Cooper x with an iron fist, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, punitive income tax rates, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.703 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 92.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Cooperian economy, worth a remarkable 1,289 trillion Coopers a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Furniture Restoration, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 167,370 Coopers, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 507,421 per year while the poor average 42,929, a ratio of 11.8 to 1.

Boys who even ask about cheerleading are placed on the Sex Offenders Register, peace talks occasionally rack up a higher body count than the wars they seek to stop, Dogman-branded weapons are all the rage in the militaristic comic-book community, and the new Grand Inquisitor of Righteous Scientific Inquiry has ordered a surprising amount of hemlock. 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 124,604th in the world and 3,945th in Balder for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 41.33 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 552ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 762ndMost Advanced Public Education: 846thLargest Black Market: 989thMost Efficient Economies: 1,288thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,615thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,651stTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,301stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,249thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,075thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,624thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,223rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,822ndMost Developed: 7,022ndLargest Governments: 7,712thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 8,478thHighest Average Incomes: 8,778thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,898thLargest Mining Sector: 9,840thMost Devout: 10,350thSmartest Citizens: 11,554thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,709thLargest Retail Industry: 14,396thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,100th
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 25th in the regionLargest Black Market: 38th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 49th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 50th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 59th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 103rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 127th in the regionMost Developed: 233rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 258th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 278th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 288th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 324th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 335th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 344th in the regionLargest Governments: 344th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 406th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 438th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 466th in the regionMost Devout: 474th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 530th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Cooperia's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Cooperia's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Following new legislation in Cooperia, the new Grand Inquisitor of Righteous Scientific Inquiry has ordered a surprising amount of hemlock.
  • : Following new legislation in Cooperia, Dogman-branded weapons are all the rage in the militaristic comic-book community.
  • : Following new legislation in Cooperia, peace talks occasionally rack up a higher body count than the wars they seek to stop.
  • : Following new legislation in Cooperia, boys who even ask about cheerleading are placed on the Sex Offenders Register.
  • : Following new legislation in Cooperia, a stocking with a crooked seam or a tie without a full Windsor knot are grounds for instant dismissal.
  • : Cooperia was refounded in Balder.
  • : Cooperia ceased to exist in Osiris.
  • : Cooperia's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".

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