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Largest Retail Industry: 60thHighest Crime Rates: 318thMost Ignorant Citizens: 360th
The Island Republic of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Ubi bene, ibi patria
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Cosie

Population6.5 billion

CapitalReunion
LeaderGiulian
FaithSaint Benedict's Rule

Currencycob
Animaliguana

The Island Republic of Cosie is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Giulian with a fair hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, rampant corporate plagiarism, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 6.5 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 government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Reunion. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 23.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Cosian economy, worth a remarkable 1,307 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 201,150 cobs, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 727,403 per year while the poor average 39,696, a ratio of 18.3 to 1.

Children are seen fighting in the playground for bread scraps that fall out of diamond-encrusted lunchboxes, the backs of 'No Trespassing' signs were made for you and me, hospitals are run down while the rich pay for private treatment, and taxpayers receive expenditure reports from the Grand High Poobah of the Order of Violet. 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 38,760th in the world and 58th in The Western Isles for Largest Populations, with 6.50 billion Capita.

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Largest Retail Industry: 60thHighest Crime Rates: 318thMost Ignorant Citizens: 360thMost Devout: 475thMost Armed: 528thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 579thBest Weather: 646thMost Cheerful Citizens: 668thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 724thMost Beautiful Environments: 847thMost Primitive: 958thRudest Citizens: 1,417thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,455thMost Cultured: 1,518thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,562ndTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,923rdNicest Citizens: 2,293rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,666thMost Influential: 2,761stHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,876thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,938thLargest Black Market: 2,994thMost Inclusive: 3,012thMost Efficient Economies: 3,466thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,676thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,056thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,080thFattest Citizens: 4,650thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,070thHighest Average Incomes: 6,048thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,555thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 11,593rdHighest Drug Use: 12,080th
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Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionMost Primitive: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionNicest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 10th in the regionFattest Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11th in the regionMost Inclusive: 13th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 14th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 16th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Cosie, taxpayers receive expenditure reports from the Grand High Poobah of the Order of Violet.
  • : Following new legislation in Cosie, hospitals are run down while the rich pay for private treatment.
  • : Following new legislation in Cosie, the backs of 'No Trespassing' signs were made for you and me.
  • : Following new legislation in Cosie, children are seen fighting in the playground for bread scraps that fall out of diamond-encrusted lunchboxes.
  • : Following new legislation in Cosie, libraries are refusing to stock A Midsummer Night's Dream because it has an ass in it.
  • : Following new legislation in Cosie, pretty hair and tight shorts are considered to be essentials for successful political lobbyists.
  • : Following new legislation in Cosie, elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates.
  • : Following new legislation in Cosie, Giulian is too busy listening to praise to get any work done.
  • : Following new legislation in Cosie, religious households enthusiastically use whips in private.
  • : Following new legislation in Cosie, concussed iguanaball players cannot remember their lineup position.

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