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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,764thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,116thMost Pacifist: 11,510th
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Zawen Cobbal

Population232 million

CurrencyZawen
AnimalQuesting Beast

The Republic of Zawen Cobbal is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its pith helmet sales, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 232 million Zawen Cobbalians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 52.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Zawen Cobbalian economy, worth 6.53 trillion Zawens a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 28,141 Zawens, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Women who walk into the ladies' changing room are accused of being Peeping Toms, etiquette guides advise visitors to 'grovel gracefully', 50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool, and foreign musicians that Leader dislikes are turned away at the border. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zawen Cobbal's national animal is the Questing Beast, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Zawen Cobbal is ranked 74,144th in the world and 1,107th in 10000 Islands for Lowest Crime Rates, with 65.39 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,764thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,116thTop
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Most Pacifist: 11,510thSafest: 12,346thMost Income Equality: 12,755thMost Compassionate Citizens: 17,396thNicest Citizens: 18,301stMost Secular: 18,757thMost Inclusive: 19,008thBest Weather: 19,824th
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Most Income Equality: 111th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 136th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Zawen Cobbal, foreign musicians that Leader dislikes are turned away at the border.
  • : Zawen Cobbal was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Zawen Cobbal, 50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool.
  • : Following new legislation in Zawen Cobbal, etiquette guides advise visitors to 'grovel gracefully'.
  • : Following new legislation in Zawen Cobbal, women who walk into the ladies' changing room are accused of being Peeping Toms.
  • : Following new legislation in Zawen Cobbal, the government is making attempts at curtailing the flood of spam emails with little progress.
  • : Following new legislation in Zawen Cobbal, same-sex marriages are increasingly common.
  • : Following new legislation in Zawen Cobbal, directors of low-budget sci-fi films are flocking to use Zawen Cobbal City as a backdrop.
  • : Following new legislation in Zawen Cobbal, politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech.
  • : Following new legislation in Zawen Cobbal, the 'Museum Of Stuff We Stole' is a tourist favourite.

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