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The People's Holy Empire of Cooperia

“For Faith, Law, and King”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Location: Regal Plains

Regional Influence: Superpower

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The People's Holy Empire of Cooperia is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Autokrator Cooper with an iron fist, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, ritual sacrifices, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 13.301 billion Cooperians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saint Coopersburg. The average income tax rate is 98.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Cooperian economy, worth a remarkable 4,545 trillion Coopcoins 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Tourism, and Uranium Mining. 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 amazing 341,758 Coopcoins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Cars speed down national highways while drivers sleep at the wheel, the police think a properly conducted criminal investigation is a real pain, Autokrator Cooper's opponents have adopted dogs to chase away the mailman, and earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cooperia's national animal is the Cooperian Black Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Orthodox Cooperism.

Cooperia is ranked 158,846th in the world and 4th in Regal Plains for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 2.33 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 247thMost Subsidized Industry: 314thLargest Black Market: 337thMost Advanced Public Education: 434thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 772ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,097thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,130thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,260thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,314thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,334thHighest Average Incomes: 1,386thMost Efficient Economies: 1,817thMost Devout: 1,890thLargest Mining Sector: 1,918thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,122ndLargest Governments: 2,174thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,452ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,664thFattest Citizens: 3,253rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,284thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,304thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,136thMost Developed: 4,197thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,649thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,016thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,357thLowest Crime Rates: 7,008thSmartest Citizens: 8,481stLargest Retail Industry: 9,142ndMost Beautiful Environments: 9,687thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,848thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12,635thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,579thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 15,073rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,291stLargest Populations: 20,661stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 23,145thMost Cultured: 23,655th

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