by Max Barry

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Lowest Crime Rates: 1,106th Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,551st Safest: 1,597th
The Allied States of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Gobierno pra’poblo, n’pro’poblo
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.902 billion

CapitalNova Seviya
LeaderIjho DCadela


The Allied States of Kowani is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Ijho DCadela with an iron fist, and renowned for its prohibition of alcohol, zero percent divorce rate, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.902 billion Kowanis 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 large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nova Seviya. The average income tax rate is 98.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Kowani economy, worth 368 trillion Kaolis a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 193,901 Kaolis, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A blood-red mark on the doorframe means a building must be passed over for destruction, doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion, cotton candy made from genuine cotton cellulose doesn't quite satisfy, and people can't decide between preserving forests and buying print copies of 'Dogman Versus The Giggler'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kowani's national animal is the Raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Atheism.

Kowani is ranked 1,765th in the world and 5th in The Western Isles for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 12,657.5 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Lowest Crime Rates: 1,106thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,551stSafest: 1,597thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 1,738thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,758thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,765thMost Developed: 1,863rdHealthiest Citizens: 2,144thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,292ndMost Pacifist: 2,456thLargest Governments: 2,629thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,205thSmartest Citizens: 3,374thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,463rdLongest Average Lifespans: 3,525thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,596thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,721stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,844thBest Weather: 4,211thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,573rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,875thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,179thMost Inclusive: 5,811thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,909thHighest Average Incomes: 6,154thMost Secular: 6,755thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,257thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,382ndMost Authoritarian: 9,605thMost Efficient Economies: 10,473rdMost Income Equality: 11,733rdMost Influential: 13,294thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,208th
Lowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 9th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 12th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 12th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionMost Income Equality: 13th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Secular: 16th in the regionMost Pacifist: 17th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 19th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 19th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 20th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 23rd in the regionMost Extreme: 24th in the regionBest Weather: 25th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 26th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 26th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Kowani, people can't decide between preserving forests and buying print copies of 'Dogman Versus The Giggler'.
  • : Following new legislation in Kowani, cotton candy made from genuine cotton cellulose doesn't quite satisfy.
  • : Following new legislation in Kowani, doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion.
  • : Kowani voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Antifa".
  • : Kowani's influence in The Western Isles rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Following new legislation in Kowani, a blood-red mark on the doorframe means a building must be passed over for destruction.
  • : Kowani voted for the World Assembly Resolution "On Tobacco and Electronic Cigarettes".
  • : Following new legislation in Kowani, the nation's youth voluntarily goes to bed early out of sheer tiredness from their working days.
  • : Following new legislation in Kowani, the army spends more time producing 'romantic videos' than actually training soldiers.
  • : Following new legislation in Kowani, space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 10 » Agadar, Ostehaar, Vancouvia, Greater Cesnica, Equitasia, Miklania, Dothrakia, Oturia, Yorrkon, and Chasia.

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