by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,404thMost Influential: 9,815thMost Authoritarian: 14,714th
The Dictatorship of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Unity, Discipline, Work
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Civil Rights
Unheard Of
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Covoicotheval

Population285 million

CurrencyGuilder
AnimalFalcon

The Dictatorship of Covoicotheval is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its punitive income tax rates, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 285 million Covoicothevalians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, moralistic, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 72.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Covoicothevalian economy, worth 14.3 trillion Guilders a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, and Information Technology. Average income is 50,333 Guilders, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

All telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons', no personal detail is too tiny for the suede-denim census police, citizens tint their front windows to avoid starring in the 'TV Detector Patrol Unit' documentary, and soldiers must key in their passwords every time they want to reload their weapons. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Covoicotheval's national animal is the Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Covoicotheval is ranked 38,693rd in the world and 82nd in Conch Kingdom for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 3,588.66 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,404thMost Influential: 9,815thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 14,714thMost Conservative: 18,271stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,358thMost Secular: 20,307th
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Most Authoritarian: 35th in the regionMost Conservative: 35th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Covoicotheval was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Aleisynium.
  • : Following new legislation in Covoicotheval, soldiers must key in their passwords every time they want to reload their weapons.
  • : Following new legislation in Covoicotheval, citizens tint their front windows to avoid starring in the 'TV Detector Patrol Unit' documentary.
  • : Following new legislation in Covoicotheval, no personal detail is too tiny for the suede-denim census police.
  • : Following new legislation in Covoicotheval, all telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons'.
  • : Following new legislation in Covoicotheval, back-alley circumcision clinics are popping up all over the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Covoicotheval, the silencing of dissent speaks volumes about the quality of Covoicothevalian democracy.
  • : Following new legislation in Covoicotheval, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police.
  • : Following new legislation in Covoicotheval, Mr Happy's Funland has just been named Covoicotheval's new capital.
  • : Covoicotheval was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.

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