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Nudest: 943rdMost Secular: 2,322ndMost Influential: 2,336th
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
A Place Where Man and Cow Live as Brothers
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Vassal
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Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Covidialia

Population2.452 billion

CurrencyBovid
AnimalCovidialian LongHorn

The Republic of Covidialia is a massive, cultured nation, remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and soft-spoken computers. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 2.452 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 390 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 184,985th in the world and 336th in Conch Kingdom for Fattest Citizens, with 8.84 Obesity Rate.

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Nudest: 943rdMost Secular: 2,322ndMost Influential: 2,336thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,269thMost Armed: 3,884thLargest Retail Industry: 3,965thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,703rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,774thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,802ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,838thLargest Black Market: 8,975thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,658thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,893rdMost Efficient Economies: 10,342ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,525thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 12,317thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,500thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,946thMost Developed: 13,024thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,383rdMost Beautiful Environments: 15,093rdLargest Publishing Industry: 15,890thMost Cultured: 16,725thSmartest Citizens: 17,543rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,933rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 19,072ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 19,734thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,497thLargest Governments: 22,345thLongest Average Lifespans: 23,720th
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Nudest: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionMost Armed: 12th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 15th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18th in the regionMost Stationary: 22nd in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 26th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 27th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 29th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 29th in the regionRudest Citizens: 30th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 36th in the regionMost Developed: 37th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 39th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 40th in the regionMost Influential: 41st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 44th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 45th in the region

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