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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 662ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,353rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,648th
The Constitutional Monarchy of
New York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy
King Edvard Cobastheian II
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Political Freedom

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New Cobastheia

Population13.639 billion

CapitalCobast City
LeaderKing Edvard Cobastheian II

CurrencyBasthen Sheet
AnimalGrey Dragon Owl

The Constitutional Monarchy of New Cobastheia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by King Edvard Cobastheian II with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 13.639 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 97.5%.

The all-consuming Cobastheian economy, worth a remarkable 1,873 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 reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 137,383 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 4,900th in the world and 170th in The East Pacific for Most Secular, with 98.15 Atheism Rate.

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Nicest Citizens: 11,759thMost Developed: 12,033rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,351stMost Stationary: 15,015thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,553rdHighest Average Incomes: 16,724thLargest Populations: 17,019thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,182nd
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 21st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 29th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 50th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 65th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 69th in the regionSafest: 79th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 102nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 104th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 105th in the regionLargest Governments: 107th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 108th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 127th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 135th in the regionMost Pacifist: 140th in the regionLargest Populations: 141st in the regionMost Cultured: 142nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 148th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 149th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 162nd in the regionMost Secular: 170th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 172nd in the regionMost Stationary: 212th in the regionMost Influential: 245th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 262nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 266th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 280th in the regionBest Weather: 284th in the regionMost Inclusive: 286th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 303rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 337th in the regionMost Developed: 351st in the regionNicest Citizens: 383rd in the regionNudest: 436th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 444th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 475th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 545th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 857th in the region

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