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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 478th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 728th Most Devout: 1,329th
The Empire of
New York Times Democracy
Our values reign true
Nikolaus Winter
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Empire of Kowley is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Nikolaus Winter with a fair hand, and remarkable for its triple-decker prams, zero percent divorce rate, and avant-garde cinema. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 2.676 billion Kowleyians 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 relatively small, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Industry also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nyklas City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Kowleyian economy, worth 481 trillion Nyxes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Information Technology, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 179,765 Nyxes, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 696,504 per year while the poor average 31,799, a ratio of 21.9 to 1.

The government advises foreign diplomats to speak softly and carry a big bag of cash, military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft, people often get liposuction to reduce their air fares, and citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kowley's national animal is the Grey Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Protestantism.

Kowley is ranked 2,993rd in the world and 132nd in The North Pacific for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 16,406.68 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 478thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 728thMost Devout: 1,329thMost Influential: 1,521stTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 2,993rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,256thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,384thRudest Citizens: 3,434thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,996thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,687thHighest Average Incomes: 6,798thMost Efficient Economies: 7,393rdTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,918thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,104thLowest Crime Rates: 10,311thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,440thLargest Mining Sector: 11,655thMost Developed: 13,058thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,215thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14,413thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,488thBest Weather: 15,693rd
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 26th in the regionMost Devout: 50th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 100th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 124th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 132nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 140th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 203rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 229th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 260th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 260th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 298th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 310th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 399th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 446th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 500th in the regionMost Influential: 536th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 581st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 589th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 604th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 621st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 653rd in the regionMost Developed: 692nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 713th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 742nd in the regionBest Weather: 828th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 843rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 882nd in the region

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