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The Empire of The Industrial States of Columbia

“For the Fallen and the fight yet to come”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Location: Cobalt Network

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

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The Empire of The Industrial States of Columbia is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Queen Victoria with an even hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cheerful, devout population of 17.571 billion Columbians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Healthcare, and Law & Order are also considered important, while International Aid receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Delphia. The average income tax rate is 90.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Columbian economy, worth a remarkable 2,141 trillion Marks a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 121,902 Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of, the latest guided missile cruiser "Ship-1642" has received precisely zero column inches in the press, foreign leaders never seem to want to shake hands with Queen Victoria, and male med students learning female anatomy do so with their eyes tightly closed. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Industrial States of Columbia's national animal is the Red Tailed Hawk, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Anglicanism.

The Industrial States of Columbia is ranked 10,750th in the world and 3rd in Cobalt Network for Most Patriotic, with 44.64 flags saluted per person per day.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,777thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,112thBest Weather: 4,802ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,248thHealthiest Citizens: 6,044thMost Cultured: 6,293rdLongest Average Lifespans: 6,952ndMost Beautiful Environments: 7,414thMost Armed: 7,575thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,605thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,616thHighest Economic Output: 8,788thMost Developed: 9,076thHighest Food Quality: 9,247thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,491stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,611thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,305thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,516thMost Patriotic: 10,750thMost Devout: 10,757thLargest Governments: 10,764thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,995thMost Efficient Economies: 12,005thLowest Crime Rates: 12,267thTop
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Largest Populations: 14,991stNicest Citizens: 15,266thSmartest Citizens: 15,267thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,999thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,019thLargest Publishing Industry: 20,138thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,314thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20,479thMost Inclusive: 20,652ndMost Corrupt Governments: 22,202ndHighest Average Incomes: 25,187thMost Scientifically Advanced: 27,301st

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