by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,771stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,206thRudest Citizens: 4,272nd
The Grand Militariat Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Hope for peace, prepare for war, act with honor.
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population8.212 billion

LeaderFirst Marshal Andronikos

AnimalColumbian Falcon

The Grand Militariat Republic of Nova-Columbia is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by First Marshal Andronikos with an even hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, parental licensing program, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 8.212 billion Columbians 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, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tiir. The average income tax rate is 72.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Nova-Columbian economy, worth a remarkable 1,293 trillion Mazyrs a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 157,480 Mazyrs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Many friends and relatives of First Marshal Andronikos have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations, doctors who mutter "Oh my God" often lose their medical license, the best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop, and police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nova-Columbia's national animal is the Columbian Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Trivere.

Nova-Columbia is ranked 179,145th in the world and 6,254th in The East Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -3.35 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,771stTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,206thRudest Citizens: 4,272ndMost Influential: 4,775thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,998thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,640thMost Cultured: 7,202ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,576thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,982ndMost Beautiful Environments: 9,589thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,747thMost Developed: 10,079thLowest Crime Rates: 10,513thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,951stLargest Publishing Industry: 11,718thSmartest Citizens: 11,734thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 12,648thSafest: 12,869thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,921stLongest Average Lifespans: 13,355thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,553rdHighest Economic Output: 14,035thLargest Governments: 15,393rdHealthiest Citizens: 16,086thMost Efficient Economies: 17,320thBest Weather: 17,623rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,141stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,508thLargest Retail Industry: 22,722nd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 63rd in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 123rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 175th in the regionMost Cultured: 187th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 198th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 212th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 225th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 240th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 288th in the regionLargest Populations: 291st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 292nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 292nd in the regionMost Developed: 304th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 321st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 324th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 324th in the regionMost Influential: 346th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 360th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 375th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 387th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 394th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 405th in the regionTop
Safest: 430th in the regionLargest Governments: 431st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 482nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 512th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 551st in the regionBest Weather: 551st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 709th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 754th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 788th in the region

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