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Largest Retail Industry: 60thHighest Crime Rates: 356thMost Ignorant Citizens: 413th
The Island Republic of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Ubi bene, ibi patria
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Cosie

Population8.082 billion

CapitalReunion
LeaderGiulian
FaithSaint Benedict's Rule

Currencycob
Animaliguana

The Island Republic of Cosie is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Giulian with a fair hand, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 8.082 billion Cosians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Reunion. The average income tax rate is 33.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cosian economy, worth a remarkable 1,724 trillion cobs a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 213,328 cobs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Chalkboards are replaced with billboards in the classroom, there has been a rapid increase of noise complaints over the sound of buzzing bees, jabbing a baby's bottle at officials gets parents waved straight through immigration, and foreign nations often blame poverty and terrorism on Cosian selfishness. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Cosie's national animal is the iguana, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Saint Benedict's Rule.

Cosie is ranked 159,054th in the world and 80th in The Western Isles for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 36.46 on the Hayek Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 60thHighest Crime Rates: 356thMost Ignorant Citizens: 413thMost Devout: 467thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 596thMost Armed: 610thBest Weather: 643rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 681stMost Beautiful Environments: 837thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 903rdMost Primitive: 1,358thMost Cultured: 1,501stMost Rebellious Youth: 1,540thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,605thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,808thRudest Citizens: 1,844thLargest Black Market: 2,283rdTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,288thNicest Citizens: 2,465thMost Influential: 2,942ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,250thMost Inclusive: 3,327thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,554thMost Efficient Economies: 3,815thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,234thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,527thFattest Citizens: 5,040thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,232ndHighest Average Incomes: 5,314thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,589thHighest Economic Output: 9,236thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9,717thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 16,781stHighest Drug Use: 17,362ndMost Stationary: 19,591stLargest Governments: 20,679thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21,406th
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Most Armed: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionMost Primitive: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionFattest Citizens: 9th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 9th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 9th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11th in the regionMost Inclusive: 12th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 16th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Cosie was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Cosie, foreign nations often blame poverty and terrorism on Cosian selfishness.
  • : Following new legislation in Cosie, jabbing a baby's bottle at officials gets parents waved straight through immigration.
  • : Following new legislation in Cosie, there has been a rapid increase of noise complaints over the sound of buzzing bees.
  • : Following new legislation in Cosie, chalkboards are replaced with billboards in the classroom.
  • : Following new legislation in Cosie, the state pays for care of easily preventable illnesses.
  • : Following new legislation in Cosie, the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid.
  • : Following new legislation in Cosie, children fear compulsory visits to their spiritual advisors more than the dentist.
  • : Cosie was endorsed by The Realm of Serpens Land.
  • : Cosie was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.

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