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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 747th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,606th Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,892nd
The Constitutional Monarchy of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
King Jacubeaus Cobastheian
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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New Cobastheia

Population10.88 billion

CapitalCobast City
LeaderKing Jacubeaus Cobastheian

CurrencyBasthen Sheet
AnimalGrey Dragon Owl

The Constitutional Monarchy of New Cobastheia is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by King Jacubeaus Cobastheian with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent executions, parental licensing program, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.88 billion Cobastheians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cobast City. The average income tax rate is 97.1%.

The powerhouse Cobastheian economy, worth a remarkable 1,486 trillion Basthen Sheets a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 136,634 Basthen Sheets, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams, at least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to King Jacubeaus Cobastheian's wardrobe, biotech companies are fined if their jumbled genetic sequences look too familiar, and prisoners can't do number twos without their "toilet buddy" present. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Cobastheia's national animal is the Grey Dragon Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Atheism.

New Cobastheia is ranked 152,395th in the world and 5,844th in The East Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -355.31 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 747thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,606thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,892ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,576thSafest: 2,835thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,896thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,937thMost Pacifist: 3,132ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,309thMost Influential: 3,707thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,736thLargest Governments: 3,972ndLowest Crime Rates: 4,086thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,294thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,314thMost Secular: 4,343rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,574thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,462ndMost Cultured: 5,708thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,773rdSmartest Citizens: 5,933rdLongest Average Lifespans: 7,122ndTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 8,174thMost Inclusive: 8,462ndHighest Economic Output: 8,515thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,633rdHealthiest Citizens: 10,070thNicest Citizens: 10,560thBest Weather: 11,537thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,552ndMost Developed: 12,785thNudest: 13,861stMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,107thHighest Average Incomes: 15,731stLargest Publishing Industry: 16,155th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 26th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 27th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 51st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 57th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 68th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 73rd in the regionSafest: 76th in the regionLargest Governments: 82nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 90th in the regionMost Pacifist: 91st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 97th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 102nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 102nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 135th in the regionMost Cultured: 136th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 137th in the regionMost Secular: 141st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 153rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 155th in the regionLargest Populations: 156th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 192nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 209th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 231st in the regionNudest: 257th in the regionMost Inclusive: 259th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 270th in the regionMost Influential: 281st in the regionMost Stationary: 291st in the regionNicest Citizens: 295th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 327th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 357th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 358th in the regionMost Developed: 379th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 399th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 408th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 415th in the region

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