by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,079thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,944thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 15,976th
The People's Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Glory to Costavozka!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population447 million

CapitalNew Edevar

CurrencyCostavozkian Credit

The People's Republic of Costavozka is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, ubiquitous missile silos, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, cynical population of 447 million Costavozkans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Edevar. The average income tax rate is 76.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Costavozkan economy, worth 25.4 trillion Costavozkian Credits a year, is led by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 56,873 Costavozkian Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Planes can be grounded for months simply because an inspector "didn't like the color", mournful opera fans place bouquets of roses at a 3000 capacity parking lot, the government's giant servers are often used as a tourist trap, and adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Costavozka's national animal is the Falcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Costavozka is ranked 39,625th in the world and 89th in The Western Isles for Most Influential, scoring 1,144 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,079thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,944thTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 15,976thMost Income Equality: 15,994thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,923rdMost Authoritarian: 19,768thLowest Crime Rates: 24,902ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 26,039th
Most Income Equality: 11th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 18th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 19th in the region

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