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Largest Populations: 862nd Largest Welfare Programs: 3,453rd Highest Economic Output: 3,944th
The Queen's State of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
In The Interest of Better Government
the Governor
Regional Influence
Truckler
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Some

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The Queen's State of Covenancy is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by the Governor with an even hand, and notable for its state-planned economy, public floggings, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 29.071 billion Covenancyians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital Heights. The average income tax rate is 84.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Covenancyian economy, worth a remarkable 2,161 trillion betales a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 74,356 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The citizenship exam requires years of study to actually pass, businesses have become paranoid as waves of lawsuits sweep the nation, politicians and casino owners who so much as wander into the same room are arrested on the spot, and the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Covenancy's national animal is the deer, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is none.

Covenancy is ranked 29,257th in the world and 15th in The Bandits for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 94.72 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Largest Populations: 862ndTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 3,453rdHighest Economic Output: 3,944thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,316thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 9,076thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,499thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,901stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11,002ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,141stBest Weather: 12,521stMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,384thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,829thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,855th
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Most Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Covenancy's influence in The Bandits fell from "Handshaker" to "Truckler".
  • : Covenancy was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Covenancy's influence in The Bandits rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Covenancy's influence in The Bandits fell from "Handshaker" to "Truckler".
  • : Covenancy's influence in The Bandits rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Covenancy's influence in The Bandits fell from "Handshaker" to "Truckler".
  • : Covenancy's influence in The Bandits rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Covenancy's influence in The Bandits fell from "Handshaker" to "Truckler".
  • : Covenancy's influence in The Bandits rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Covenancy was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.

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