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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 705th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,584th Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,811th
The Constitutional Monarchy of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
King Jacubeaus Cobastheian
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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New Cobastheia

Population11.27 billion

CapitalCobast City
LeaderKing Jacubeaus Cobastheian

CurrencyBasthen Sheet
AnimalGrey Dragon Owl

The Constitutional Monarchy of New Cobastheia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Jacubeaus Cobastheian with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 11.27 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 1,541 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 136,769 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 12,610th in the world and 367th in The East Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 83.36 on the Human Development Index.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 705thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,584thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,811thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,492ndSafest: 2,763rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,854thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,908thMost Pacifist: 3,098thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,123rdMost Influential: 3,594thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,670thLargest Governments: 3,944thMost Secular: 4,076thLowest Crime Rates: 4,078thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,175thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,184thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,527thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,369thMost Cultured: 5,590thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,670thSmartest Citizens: 5,891stLongest Average Lifespans: 6,952ndTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 7,943rdMost Inclusive: 8,278thHighest Economic Output: 8,392ndMost Subsidized Industry: 8,562ndHealthiest Citizens: 9,870thNicest Citizens: 10,344thBest Weather: 11,093rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,224thMost Developed: 12,610thNudest: 13,094thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,609th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 24th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 27th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 50th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 60th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 69th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 69th in the regionSafest: 78th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 82nd in the regionLargest Governments: 84th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 95th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 95th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 95th in the regionMost Pacifist: 96th in the regionMost Secular: 118th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 131st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 132nd in the regionMost Cultured: 134th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 149th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 153rd in the regionLargest Populations: 156th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 182nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 195th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 213th in the regionNudest: 237th in the regionMost Inclusive: 247th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 263rd in the regionMost Stationary: 275th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 282nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 286th in the regionBest Weather: 321st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 325th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 338th in the regionMost Developed: 367th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 374th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 386th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 400th in the region

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