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The Island Republic of Cosie

“Ubi bene, ibi patria”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Location: The Western Isles

Regional Influence: Apprentice

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The Island Republic of Cosie is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Giulian with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, ban on automobiles, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 5.033 billion Cosians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, corrupt, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Reunion. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 35.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Cosian economy, worth 914 trillion cobs a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 181,790 cobs, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 589,423 per year while the poor average 42,307, a ratio of 13.9 to 1.

Citizens often ask "what has information technology ever done for us?", clergy never mention brand names for fear of losing their government subsidies, calling out of the blue has become taboo, and Cosie is notorious for its citizens' infidelity. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Cosie's national animal is the iguana, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Saint Benedict's Rule.

Cosie is ranked 115,032nd in the world and 129th in The Western Isles for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 31.79 on the Hayek Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 87thMost Ignorant Citizens: 424thHighest Crime Rates: 511thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 616thMost Devout: 673rdBest Weather: 699thMost Armed: 759thMost Cheerful Citizens: 889thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,073rdMost Primitive: 1,376thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 1,854thLargest Black Market: 1,898thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,965thRudest Citizens: 2,227thMost Cultured: 2,326thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,439thNicest Citizens: 2,742ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,125thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,399thMost Influential: 3,940thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,084thMost Inclusive: 4,091stMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,720thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,903rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,920thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,444thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,598thMost Efficient Economies: 7,649thHighest Average Incomes: 7,665thTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 10,376thHighest Economic Output: 15,595th
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionMost Primitive: 8th in the regionNicest Citizens: 10th in the regionRudest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Cultured: 11th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 13th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 16th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 18th in the regionMost Inclusive: 20th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 23rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 24th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 24th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 24 » Vancouvia, Verdon, Townside, Ostehaar, East Rylasia, Equitasia, Athara Magarat, Aruia, Thuzbekistan, Xrevaro, Dothrakia, Dragao do Mar, Miklania, Michigonia, Agadar, Yorrkon, New Totzka, Almorea, Blijland, Brulafi, Nhoor, Blakenham, Chasia, and Llananas.