by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,253rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,914thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16,833rd
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, genial nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. 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 227,977th in the world and 215th in The Western Isles for Fattest Citizens, with 8.56 Obesity Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,253rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,914thTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 16,833rdMost Income Equality: 17,134thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,943rdMost Authoritarian: 21,041stLowest Crime Rates: 24,994thMost Advanced Public Transport: 25,946th
Most Authoritarian: 21st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 23rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 24th in the region

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