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Safest: 1,519thHealthiest Citizens: 2,727thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,198th
The Republic of
Authoritarian Democracy
Democracy, unity, liberty
President Kobe
Influence
Page
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Kobanie

Population3.379 billion

CapitalKobe City
LeaderPresident Kobe

Currencyeuro
AnimalMockingjay

The Republic of Kobanie is a massive, safe nation, ruled by President Kobe with an even hand, and remarkable for its aversion to nipples, free-roaming dinosaurs, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.379 billion Kobanieanz are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kobe City. The average income tax rate is 75.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Kobaniean economy, worth 531 trillion euros a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 157,332 euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Concert pianists lie about their occupation to avoid ridicule, people say chess victor President Kobe can kill you with mind-bullets, any citizen who cries is immediately assigned a psychiatrist, and corporate lawyers are joyfully combing through the new tax code for any new loopholes for their clients. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kobanie's national animal is the Mockingjay, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Kobanie is ranked 11,929th in the world and 30th in Sonindia for Highest Average Incomes, with 157,332.27 Standard Monetary Units.

Top
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Safest: 1,519thTop
5%
Healthiest Citizens: 2,727thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,198thLowest Crime Rates: 3,299thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,790thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,004thMost Pacifist: 5,053rdMost Developed: 5,683rdHighest Poor Incomes: 5,936thBest Weather: 6,065thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,413thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,333rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,447thSmartest Citizens: 7,619thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,435thNicest Citizens: 8,772ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,808thMost Efficient Economies: 10,137thTop
10%
Largest Governments: 10,882ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,022ndLargest Publishing Industry: 11,634thHighest Average Incomes: 11,929thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,782ndMost Secular: 12,962ndMost Advanced Public Education: 14,281stLargest Welfare Programs: 14,861stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,818thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,319thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,565thMost Influential: 19,325thMost Cheerful Citizens: 20,418th
Top
1%
Safest: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionTop
5%
Healthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 7th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 14th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 15th in the regionTop
10%
Largest Information Technology Sector: 18th in the regionMost Developed: 18th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 20th in the regionNicest Citizens: 21st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 24th in the regionMost Secular: 26th in the regionLargest Governments: 27th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 27th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 28th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 29th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 30th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Kobanie was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare and the Top 10% for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Kobanie, corporate lawyers are joyfully combing through the new tax code for any new loopholes for their clients.
  • : Following new legislation in Kobanie, any citizen who cries is immediately assigned a psychiatrist.
  • : Following new legislation in Kobanie, people say chess victor President Kobe can kill you with mind-bullets.
  • : Following new legislation in Kobanie, concert pianists lie about their occupation to avoid ridicule.
  • : Kobanie lodged a message on the Sonindia Regional Message Board.
  • : Kobanie's influence in Sonindia fell from "Squire" to "Page".
  • : Kobanie lodged a message on the Sonindia Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Kobanie, giant beards and handlebar moustaches are increasingly popular.
  • : Following new legislation in Kobanie, prisoners pray grey skies are gonna clear up.

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