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Most Armed: 418th Highest Crime Rates: 422nd Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 446th
The Evil racist misogynist of
Capitalist Paradise
Erant terror dominantium esse
Influence
Envoy
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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Republic of Coldwater

Population12.014 billion

CapitalShadowville
LeaderPresident Clarence Norman

CurrencyColdwater Solidum
AnimalHawk

The Evil racist misogynist of Republic of Coldwater is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by President Clarence Norman with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, flagrant waste-dumping, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 12.014 billion Coldwaterans are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Industry, with Social Policy and Environment not funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shadowville. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Republic of Coldwaterian economy, worth a remarkable 3,105 trillion Coldwater Solidums a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 258,481 Coldwater Solidums, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,368,792 per year while the poor average 25,862, a ratio of 52.9 to 1.

Literally voiceless people are unable to protest when food and water are denied to them, the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb, pictures of government employees with expensive Pearbooks 'working' on exotic beaches dominate local tabloids, and Republic Of Coldwaterian politicians are often described as having more style than substance. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Republic of Coldwater's national animal is the Hawk, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Republic of Coldwater is ranked 1,815th in the world and 1st in Atlas for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 86.52 Workforce Participation Rate.

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Most Armed: 418thHighest Crime Rates: 422ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 446thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 470thFattest Citizens: 670thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 681stLargest Gambling Industry: 720thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 910thHighest Disposable Incomes: 940thMost Avoided: 975thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,125thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,164thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,273rdRudest Citizens: 1,330thTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 1,632ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,815thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,990thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,057thLargest Retail Industry: 2,264thLargest Mining Sector: 2,460thHighest Average Incomes: 2,468thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,648thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,802ndHighest Economic Output: 2,941stMost Efficient Economies: 3,026thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,173rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,193rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,106thMost Stationary: 6,832ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,508thMost Pro-Market: 7,844thTop
10%
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,107thNudest: 11,749thMost Influential: 12,331stMost Secular: 12,578thLargest Black Market: 13,786thLargest Populations: 14,372ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 14,685th
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Most Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Republic of Coldwater was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : Republic of Coldwater's influence in Atlas rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
  • : Republic of Coldwater was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pro-Market and the Top 10% for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Republic of Coldwater, Republic Of Coldwaterian politicians are often described as having more style than substance.
  • : Following new legislation in Republic of Coldwater, pictures of government employees with expensive Pearbooks 'working' on exotic beaches dominate local tabloids.
  • : Republic of Coldwater's influence in Atlas fell from "Envoy" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Republic of Coldwater's influence in Atlas rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
  • : Following new legislation in Republic of Coldwater, the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb.
  • : Following new legislation in Republic of Coldwater, literally voiceless people are unable to protest when food and water are denied to them.
  • : Following new legislation in Republic of Coldwater, students learn how to disarm mines before understanding basic arithmetic.

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