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Most Authoritarian: 5,105thMost Conservative: 6,929thSafest: 16,417th
The Divided Territory of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Corruptio optimi pessima.
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Fragile
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Kowenian Islands

Population2.486 billion

CapitalKikotari City

CurrencyKowenian Wong
AnimalArctic fox

The Divided Territory of Kowenian Islands is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 2.486 billion Kowenians 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, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kikotari City. The average income tax rate is 79.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Kowenian economy, worth 73.5 trillion Kowenian Wongs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 29,575 Kowenian Wongs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Libraries are bulldozed to make way for internet cafés, the industries of Kowenian Islands are coughing all the way to the bank, foreign governments are looking into weaponizing the infamous Kowenian bee, and a nation-wide cull of Arctic foxes is in effect. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kowenian Islands's national animal is the Arctic fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Kowenian Islands is ranked 127,529th in the world and 99th in The Hole To Hide In for Highest Economic Output, with 73.5 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Authoritarian: 5,105thMost Conservative: 6,929thTop
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Safest: 16,417thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,602ndMost Corrupt Governments: 17,625thMost Income Equality: 18,767thLowest Crime Rates: 20,514thMost Extreme: 20,820th
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Most Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionMost Extreme: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 15th in the region

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