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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,727thMost Influential: 2,159thHealthiest Citizens: 2,597th
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Population9.037 billion



The Republic of Canovium is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Rienzi with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, infamous sell-swords, and ban on automobiles. The compassionate, humorless population of 9.037 billion Canovians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shenandoah. The average income tax rate is 95.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Canoviumian economy, worth 981 trillion Credits a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 108,606 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Betting pennies on games of Go Fish is considered deviant, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle, police frequently raid drugstores in search of contraband bottles of New Spice aftershave, and consuming ecstasy is a common rite of passage. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Canovium's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Christianity.

Canovium is ranked 7,686th in the world and 108th in Europe for Lowest Crime Rates, with 100.45 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,727thMost Influential: 2,159thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 2,597thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,753rdMost Beautiful Environments: 2,766thMost Developed: 2,865thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,922ndMost Advanced Public Education: 3,032ndLargest Welfare Programs: 3,172ndBest Weather: 3,243rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,526thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,895thSmartest Citizens: 4,418thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,055thMost Cultured: 5,333rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,523rdMost Subsidized Industry: 6,795thMost Pacifist: 7,044thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,304thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,598thLowest Crime Rates: 7,686thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,720thLargest Governments: 9,223rdMost Efficient Economies: 9,895thMost Inclusive: 10,155thMost Secular: 11,108thTop
Nicest Citizens: 12,785thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,000thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,380thLargest Black Market: 13,548thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,631stHighest Economic Output: 18,905thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,782ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,895th
Largest Welfare Programs: 34th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 35th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 40th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 49th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 51st in the regionMost Developed: 53rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 54th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 57th in the regionBest Weather: 60th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 61st in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 65th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 66th in the regionLargest Black Market: 71st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 80th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 82nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 83rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 87th in the regionMost Cultured: 101st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 106th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 108th in the regionLargest Populations: 122nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, consuming ecstasy is a common rite of passage.
  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, police frequently raid drugstores in search of contraband bottles of New Spice aftershave.
  • : Canovium was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Nuevo Europa.
  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle.
  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, betting pennies on games of Go Fish is considered deviant.
  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, throwing garbage out of your house's front window makes it legally someone else's problem.
  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, there's a lot of smoke from the nation's "green economy".
  • : Canovium was endorsed by The Republic of Lizberzand.
  • : Canovium was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Iskattland.
  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 132 » Republic of Satherland, Super Happy Land, Regnum Italiae, GanymedEuropa, North of Americas, Ausvelt, Imperium Anglorum, Thracia and Crimea, Northern German Federation, Dark Matter, Galway-Dublin, Umeria, Maritzal, Falvaard, Ostermarch, Invernessia, Saint Domingo, Germany Third Reich, Savinecross, Elisabethshagen, Lyallpur, Yahlia, Someseni, Heinsbergen, Dauershire, Jim the Baptist, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, St Scarlett, Leranditale, The Champions League, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, Rivierenland, Thracia Republic, Walfo, Bohomo, Desibia, Irminsulia, Pilipinas and Malaya, Lovisa, South St Maarten, Grodisze, Soviet Krussia, The New Nordic Union, Sicilian Imperial-Capitalist Empire, Shaor, The Seven Provinces, Destyntine, Eritei, Kurfuerstentum Brandenburg-Mecklenburg, Socialist Balkans, and 82 others.Northwest Isles, New Petra, Leszno, Nardin, Wessex and Cornwall, Abject Ludicrosity, Brakanistan, An Clar, New Vorarlberg, Quentenia, Wiener-Neustadt, Nea Europa, Hafrsa, Chioganah, Slavonia and Srijem, Weltbeherrschung, Saiwania, Trixeland, Monkistan, Arorska, The Kingdom of Denmark, Viktorias, ENOTRIA, IllyrianAlbania, Purgatio, Toaddia, Prussian-Union, Ventelia, Chronus, Taboritia, Yoannes, Boldia, Jahass, Mons Graupius, New Ylicia, Outer Sparta, Sienkahn, Old World Order, The Reunited Yugoslavs, Apabeossie, Meropis, Enway, Crestphalia, Owlograd, Mallesia, Kadict, Esvonia, The New Mexican Confederation, Hverland, Epistimi Evimeria, Kanokla, The Young Ur, Anskerdank, Kyrica, Uzbek Khan, Leiningerland, Eski, Valtrona, Eco-Paris Reformation, Mynox, NorthPortugal, New Eestiball, Great Winminster, The States of Texas and Arkansas, Greater Icelandia, Anglo-Bergany, Pais das Caricatas, Othenhiem, Imperial Kaiserreich Germany, Continental Social Democrats, Sloburg, Martelon, Gelais, Northwest North Dakota, Nevelja, Bombastion, New Malita, Interlingua, Brittany Normandy Aquitaine, Iskattland, Lizberzand, and Nuevo Europa.

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