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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,387thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,452ndMost Pacifist: 3,705th
The Ukraine Supporters of
Democratic Socialists
Russian battleship go fu*k yourself.
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Cordian Isles

Population2.083 billion

CapitalCordasfjord

Currencycordan
Animalwolf

The Ukraine Supporters of The Cordian Isles is a massive, genial nation, remarkable for its daily referendums, national health service, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.083 billion Cordians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cordasfjord. The average income tax rate is 85.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Cordian Islesian economy, worth 188 trillion cordans a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 90,417 cordans, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Legal contracts aren't worth the paper they're written on, the police crack down on tax evaders without mercy, evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right, and a five-year-old and a convicted terrorist can sit alongside one another in jury service. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Cordian Isles's national animal is the wolf, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Cordian Isles is ranked 40,588th in the world and 36th in Atlantian Oceania for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 5,609.21 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,387thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 3,452ndMost Pacifist: 3,705thSafest: 3,972ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,467thNicest Citizens: 4,794thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,425thBest Weather: 6,550thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,467thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,349thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,818thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,030thHealthiest Citizens: 9,232ndMost Inclusive: 10,115thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,902ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,524thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,539thHighest Food Quality: 11,622ndMost Secular: 11,635thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,301stMost Advanced Public Education: 12,601stLowest Crime Rates: 12,997thTop
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Most Cultured: 19,180thLargest Governments: 20,096thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,127thSmartest Citizens: 24,196th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 8th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionSafest: 8th in the regionNicest Citizens: 9th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 13th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 14th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 14th in the regionLargest Governments: 16th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Cordian Isles, a five-year-old and a convicted terrorist can sit alongside one another in jury service.
  • : Following new legislation in The Cordian Isles, evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right.
  • : Following new legislation in The Cordian Isles, the police crack down on tax evaders without mercy.
  • : Following new legislation in The Cordian Isles, legal contracts aren't worth the paper they're written on.
  • : Following new legislation in The Cordian Isles, all telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons'.
  • : The Cordian Isles was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in The Cordian Isles, card players are calling the government's bluff on anti-gambling legislation.
  • : Following new legislation in The Cordian Isles, beggars lack pockets for spare change.
  • : Following new legislation in The Cordian Isles, celebrity wrestlers thumb their nose at due process.
  • : Following new legislation in The Cordian Isles, wind farms are erected on shuttered oil platforms.

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