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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 257thMost Influential: 441stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,807th
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Korovan Isles

Population3.668 billion

CapitalKorovka
LeaderArthur Tatarov
FaithLaurentist-Thaunicca

CurrencyPrydanian Cross
AnimalAuburn Bull

The Tyranny of Korovan Isles is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Arthur Tatarov with a fair hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, national health service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.668 billion Korovans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous government is primarily concerned with Healthcare, although Environment, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while International Aid receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Korovka. The average income tax rate is 58.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Korovan economy, worth 121 trillion Prydanian Crosses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 33,087 Prydanian Crosses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

People are bored of easy crossword puzzles, replacement organs are grown in vats, the government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles, and destitute athletes are forced to train in the street. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Korovan Isles's national animal is the Auburn Bull, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Laurentist-Thaunicca.

Korovan Isles is ranked 52,006th in the world and 2,315th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 1,218.1 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,807thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,856thTop
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Best Weather: 14,733rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,742ndMost Rebellious Youth: 19,449thLeast Corrupt Governments: 21,922ndMost Beautiful Environments: 22,198th
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Most Influential: 139th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 206th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 383rd in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 708th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 775th in the regionBest Weather: 822nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,007th in the region

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