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The Holy Empire of Costroania

“Vivamus libera, liber esto”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Location: Lazarus

Regional Influence: Hatchling


The Holy Empire of Costroania is a very large, safe nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, frequent executions, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-working, democratic population of 197 million Costroanoes enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 9.8%.

The strong Costroanian economy, worth 12.2 trillion Euros a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 61,891 Euros, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections, it is a crime to offend someone's religious beliefs, military spending is on the increase, and organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control. Costroania's national animal is the Goldfinch, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Costroania is ranked 8,568th in the world and 390th in Lazarus for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 6,019.47 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Largest Insurance Industry: 8,568thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9,436th
Largest Insurance Industry: 390th in the regionTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 498th in the region

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