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Most Secular: 2,715thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,126thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,454th
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NewColo

Population2.104 billion

CapitalThe Neighborhood
LeaderChairman Colo
FaithUs

CurrencyColos
AnimalDove

The Democratic People's Republic of NewColo is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Chairman Colo with an even hand, and notable for its frequent executions, compulsory military service, and smutty television. The hard-nosed population of 2.104 billion NewColoans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Neighborhood. The average income tax rate is 78.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient NewColoan economy, worth 310 trillion Colos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 147,488 Colos, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Rural communities are all but disenfranchised as politicians focus all their attention on winning the deciding urban votes, an aboriginal talking stick is used for leaders' debates at election time, citizens are less concerned with policy and more concerned with whether politicians "call 'em like they see 'em", and you can represent some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time but not all of the people all of the time. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. NewColo's national animal is the Dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Us.

NewColo is ranked 175,571st in the world and 5,509th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -4.73 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 83rd in the regionMost Influential: 88th in the regionMost Secular: 97th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 173rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 181st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 200th in the regionMost Developed: 214th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 231st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 244th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 246th in the regionBest Weather: 247th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 266th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 269th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 271st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 293rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 300th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 320th in the regionMost Inclusive: 328th in the regionMost Cultured: 345th in the regionLargest Governments: 364th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 406th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 482nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 501st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 507th in the regionMost Income Equality: 595th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 661st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 672nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 680th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 688th in the region

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