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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,908thMost Influential: 5,504thLeast Corrupt Governments: 13,156th
The Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
lie down in the soil and let the earth reclaim you
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Cottag

Population825 million

CapitalHonig

Currencylibra
Animalgoat

The Republic of Cottag is a huge, cultured nation, renowned for its keen interest in outer space, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 825 million Cottagians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Honig. The average income tax rate is 68.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Cottagian economy, worth 32.5 trillion libras a year, is quite specialized and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 39,336 libras, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Artists are pillars of society, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies, a proud mining community is considering a rebellion after the Capital officially renamed them 'District XII', and city workers have declared that rolling markets aren't good for business after all. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cottag's national animal is the goat, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Cottag is ranked 157,701st in the world and 932nd in Europe for Highest Average Incomes, with 39,336.8 Standard Monetary Units.

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