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Nudest: 934thMost Influential: 2,326thMost Secular: 2,334th
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
A Place Where Man and Cow Live as Brothers
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Covidialia

Population2.489 billion

CurrencyBovid
AnimalCovidialian LongHorn

The Republic of Covidialia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 2.489 billion Covidialians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. The average income tax rate is 58.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Covidialian economy, worth 396 trillion Bovids a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, Information Technology, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 159,294 Bovids, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed, cotton candy made from genuine cotton cellulose doesn't quite satisfy, children asked by parents to 'guess how much I love you' ask for the cash value, and only AIs know why the nation is rapidly increasing its semiconductor stockpile. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Covidialia's national animal is the Covidialian LongHorn, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Covidialia is ranked 184,478th in the world and 331st in Conch Kingdom for Fattest Citizens, with 8.84 Obesity Rate.

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Nudest: 934thMost Influential: 2,326thMost Secular: 2,334thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,108thMost Armed: 3,900thLargest Retail Industry: 4,000thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,715thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,800thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,813thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,892ndLargest Black Market: 8,959thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,696thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,876thMost Efficient Economies: 10,362ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,547thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 12,358thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,532ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,928thMost Developed: 12,993rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,406thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,075thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,945thMost Cultured: 16,687thSmartest Citizens: 17,547thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,887thHighest Disposable Incomes: 19,223rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 19,767thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,466thLargest Governments: 22,340thLongest Average Lifespans: 23,709th
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Nudest: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionMost Armed: 12th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 15th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18th in the regionMost Stationary: 21st in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 27th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 27th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 28th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 28th in the regionRudest Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Developed: 35th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 35th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 38th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 38th in the regionMost Influential: 40th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 43rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 44th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 45th in the region

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