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Most Influential: 2,694thRudest Citizens: 4,163rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,375th
The Grand Militariat Republic of
Moralistic Democracy
Hope for peace, prepare for war, act with honor.
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Nova-Columbia

Population6.404 billion

CapitalTiir
LeaderFirst Marshal Andronikos
FaithTrivere

CurrencyMazyr
AnimalColumbian Falcon

The Grand Militariat Republic of Nova-Columbia is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by First Marshal Andronikos with an even hand, and renowned for its public floggings, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, devout population of 6.404 billion Columbians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tiir. The average income tax rate is 67.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Nova-Columbian economy, worth a remarkable 1,062 trillion Mazyrs a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 165,942 Mazyrs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Many friends and relatives of First Marshal Andronikos have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations, doctors who mutter "Oh my God" often lose their medical license, the best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop, and police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nova-Columbia's national animal is the Columbian Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Trivere.

Nova-Columbia is ranked 190,663rd in the world and 8,213th in The East Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -9.59 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Influential: 2,694thRudest Citizens: 4,163rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,375thMost Cultured: 7,023rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,169thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,429thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,451stHighest Poor Incomes: 7,810thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,250thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,579thMost Developed: 9,845thHighest Average Incomes: 10,400thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 10,585thSmartest Citizens: 11,578thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,016thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,667thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,062ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,621stLongest Average Lifespans: 14,120thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,238thSafest: 15,099thLargest Governments: 15,463rdHighest Economic Output: 15,766thLargest Retail Industry: 15,995thMost Efficient Economies: 16,155thHealthiest Citizens: 16,216th
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Rudest Citizens: 112th in the regionMost Influential: 155th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 158th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 180th in the regionMost Cultured: 181st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 188th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 226th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 238th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 240th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 248th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 251st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 257th in the regionMost Developed: 274th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 291st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 304th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 329th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 331st in the regionLargest Populations: 338th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 342nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 346th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 394th in the regionLargest Governments: 405th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 421st in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 474th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 491st in the regionSafest: 522nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 608th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 668th in the regionMost Devout: 799th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 832nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 853rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 867th in the region

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