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The Republic of Cauva

“The Freer the Market, The Freer The People.”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
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Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Novus Lucidum



Population457 million


Currencycauvan credit ȼ
AnimalTasseled wobbegong

The Republic of Cauva is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 457 million Cauvans are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Corwen. The average income tax rate is 4.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Cauvan economy, worth 54.8 trillion cauvan credit ȼs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Retail, and Information Technology. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 119,866 cauvan credit ȼs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.8 times as much as the poorest.

Pollution is on the rise along with government approvals of fracking projects, funerals are often rudely interrupted by juggling clowns shouting for volunteers from the audience, the police double as repo men, and stockbrokers dream of getting rich by writing textbooks. Crime is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Cauva's national animal is the Tasseled wobbegong, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Cauva is ranked 198,690th in the world and 37th in Novus Lucidum for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -11.83 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Highest Crime Rates: 2,333rdLargest Gambling Industry: 2,840thFattest Citizens: 3,139thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,403rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,418thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,528thMost Avoided: 4,046thRudest Citizens: 4,608thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,664thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,827thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,939thMost Armed: 6,156thLargest Retail Industry: 7,680thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,960thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 11,481stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,835thLargest Mining Sector: 15,929thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,538th
Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 7 » Varzo, New Nationale Einheit, Scalesburg, Ionalands, The Arken, Condaian, and Barbariax.

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