by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,273rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,900thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16,849th
The People's Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Glory to Costavozka!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population496 million

CapitalNew Edevar

CurrencyCostavozkian Credit

The People's Republic of Costavozka is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, pith helmet sales, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, cynical population of 496 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 28.2 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 228,129th in the world and 217th in The Western Isles for Fattest Citizens, with 8.56 Obesity Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,273rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,900thTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 16,849thMost Income Equality: 17,147thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,947thMost Authoritarian: 21,079thLowest Crime Rates: 24,984thMost Advanced Public Transport: 25,930th
Most Authoritarian: 21st in the regionMost Income Equality: 22nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 23rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 24th in the region

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