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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 683rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,387thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,680th
The Constitutional Monarchy of
New York Times Democracy
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King Edvard Cobastheian II
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Civil Rights
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New Cobastheia

Population13.4 billion

CapitalCobast City
LeaderKing Edvard Cobastheian II
FaithAtheism

CurrencyBasthen Sheet
AnimalGrey Dragon Owl

The Constitutional Monarchy of New Cobastheia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by King Edvard Cobastheian II with a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, keen interest in outer space, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 13.4 billion Cobastheians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cobast City. The average income tax rate is 97.4%.

The all-consuming Cobastheian economy, worth a remarkable 1,862 trillion Basthen Sheets a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 139,010 Basthen Sheets, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens are remarkably well involved in the political process, lobotomised jaywalkers can barely ambulate let alone repeat their offences, a traveller who once stubbed a toe on an Air Brancaland flight has been offered asylum, and machine-peeled candied grapes come in individual packaging for the busy commuter. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Cobastheia's national animal is the Grey Dragon Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Atheism.

New Cobastheia is ranked 196,849th in the world and 7,819th in The East Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -367.61 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Nicest Citizens: 11,635thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,867thMost Developed: 12,300thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,117thMost Stationary: 15,295thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,610thHighest Average Incomes: 16,093rdLargest Populations: 17,166th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 24th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 30th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 51st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 67th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 72nd in the regionSafest: 80th in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 107th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 107th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 108th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 108th in the regionLargest Governments: 110th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 130th in the regionMost Pacifist: 133rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 138th in the regionLargest Populations: 141st in the regionMost Cultured: 147th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 149th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 155th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 160th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 172nd in the regionMost Secular: 174th in the regionMost Stationary: 220th in the regionMost Influential: 252nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 260th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 263rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 266th in the regionMost Inclusive: 283rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 297th in the regionBest Weather: 308th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 334th in the regionMost Developed: 360th in the regionNudest: 360th in the regionNicest Citizens: 368th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 392nd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 449th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 533rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 801st in the region

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