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The Republic of Comberland

“Strength Through Freedom”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific



Population689 million



The Republic of Comberland is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its unlimited-speed roads, frequent executions, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 689 million Comberlandians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Palic. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Comberlandian economy, worth 81.7 trillion deniers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 118,536 deniers, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 461,947 per year while the poor average 20,771, a ratio of 22.2 to 1.

Children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "love and peace!" as a way of life, all screens are equal but some are more equal than others, sports journals are full of uplifting puff-pieces on professional boxers, and coffee-addicted citizens look forward to baristas getting their name wrong at local coffee shops. Crime is moderate, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Comberland's national animal is the dolphin, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Comberland is ranked 46,490th in the world and 2,110th in The North Pacific for Nudest, with 166.75 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,231stTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,534thMost Influential: 3,450thLargest Retail Industry: 3,970thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,989thRudest Citizens: 4,004thFattest Citizens: 4,267thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,101stMost Avoided: 5,605thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,184thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,492ndTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 8,858thMost Pro-Market: 9,064thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,140thLargest Mining Sector: 10,362ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,646thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 11,178thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,656thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,775th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 71st in the regionTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 127th in the regionFattest Citizens: 142nd in the regionMost Avoided: 187th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 202nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 204th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 206th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 220th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 239th in the regionRudest Citizens: 245th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 337th in the regionTop
Largest Mining Sector: 393rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 396th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 399th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 482nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 504th in the regionMost Armed: 543rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 590th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Comberland was endorsed by The Federation of Lanterkint.
  • : Comberland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Comberland was endorsed by The Colony of New Octicarg.
  • : Following new legislation in Comberland, coffee-addicted citizens look forward to baristas getting their name wrong at local coffee shops.
  • : Following new legislation in Comberland, sports journals are full of uplifting puff-pieces on professional boxers.
  • : Following new legislation in Comberland, all screens are equal but some are more equal than others.
  • : Following new legislation in Comberland, children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "love and peace!" as a way of life.
  • : Following new legislation in Comberland, the government's suicide hotline now redirects callers to local tax lawyers.
  • : Comberland was endorsed by The United States of Boylstinian.
  • : Comberland was endorsed by The United States of Tamgu.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 129 » Frances Francis the First of France, El Fiji Grande, Notyoutopia, Corfad, The Rhein States, Territorio di Nessuno, Shibutani, Dar es Saalam, Sinelona, Siwale, Alunya, Shin-Hachioji, Great Bights Mum, Omnistria, 1 very fast endotarter, Pallaith, Yaorozu, Valhalla123, Trillius, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Napnomadia, Lomjia, Koda-Land, Tappan Hills, Victoriaans Nederlands, Selfgradatude, Kwaj, Ejhsa, Sil Dorsett, Yummy Blubber, Apetopia, Sundred, Acrabinnia, Torakuen, Shadowrik, Eri-Maqa-Ena, New Bremerton, United Draconia, Ibiscaton, Kasazzastan, Plangainer, Sheldanada, Sunto, Guer Aike, Egalico, Holy Oranz, Saturns Edge, Unimaginable Doom, Steampunk Ariel, North Bratislava, and 79 others.Pasargad, Ikea Rike, Dreadton, Spartoptia, Ethnon, Q w e r t y, Federation Terra Australis, Afrille, Liberum Mundi, PlanetPunk, Black Templares, Maott, Miruma, Zemnaya Svoboda, Jasminlandia, Amauri, New Pruessen, Yalkan, Haor Chall, Moubarakistan, Aratani, Buckerino, Niradans, Wineclaw, Votak Matim, Joodey, Free Azzaca, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Castle Federation, Noahs Second Country, Vincone Cae, Former English Colony, Conservadoria, Helia Geopes, North Altatude, Test for a new hope, Wilkshire, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Hileville, The Black Cathedral, Loli County, Elder Realms, Eriadni, Justanistan, Makersaulache, Fayyayid, Xentherida, Constantinolia, Astrind, Malta Comino Gozo, Narwhal, Zumlandia, Glurponia, Kobagia, Loutsland, British Pacific Islands, Steraz, SORT, Xzavia-Hjar, Sockmanland, Wisconsota, Utopicican, Bearical, Lindsaystan, Penrith, Rkainjel, Cuyan, Orado, Daiz, Runeda, Alsace and Lorraine United, Princely Irbis, Scientific empire, Juggernautilus, Zeternia, The Tampa Bay Rays, Tamgu, New Octicarg, and Lanterkint.

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