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The Republic of Coolibeer

“To dare it is to do”

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

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Lazarus



Population8.55 billion


The Republic of Coolibeer is a colossal, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, strictly enforced bedtime, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 8.55 billion Coolibeerians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Coolibeerian economy, worth a remarkable 2,664 trillion dolars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 311,660 dolars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 893,575 per year while the poor average 86,486, a ratio of 10.3 to 1.

There's no cure or sympathy for the common cold, the Coolibeerian Intelligence Agency has put 'Project Quantum Refrigerator' on hold indefinitely, homeless people are frequently charged with trespassing on public property, and politicians tack on a service charge for assisting with casework. Crime is totally unknown. Coolibeer's national animal is the hiena, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Coolibeer is ranked 496th in the world and 12th in Lazarus for Rudest Citizens, with 416.91 Insults Per Minute.

Rudest Citizens: 496thLargest Retail Industry: 554thHighest Disposable Incomes: 613thMost Secular: 900thMost Valuable International Artwork: 997thMost Efficient Economies: 1,221stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,386thMost Cultured: 1,683rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,709thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,716thHighest Average Incomes: 1,744thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,169thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 2,206thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,260thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,630thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,696thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,707thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,732ndSmartest Citizens: 2,793rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,268thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,305thMost Developed: 3,544thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,567thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,739thBest Weather: 4,418thMost Inclusive: 4,525thHealthiest Citizens: 5,081stHighest Economic Output: 5,130thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,364thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,482ndLargest Governments: 5,845thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,235thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,291stMost Subsidized Industry: 7,888thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9,249thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10,370thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,459thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,282ndHighest Poor Incomes: 14,681stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16,312thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,648thLargest Black Market: 20,363rd
Rudest Citizens: 12th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 20th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 23rd in the regionMost Secular: 35th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 35th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 46th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 72nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 74th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 79th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 79th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 92nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 94th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 100th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 116th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 123rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 123rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 136th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 136th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 151st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 156th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 158th in the regionMost Developed: 158th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 160th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 176th in the regionMost Inclusive: 184th in the regionBest Weather: 207th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 240th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 271st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 277th in the regionLargest Governments: 288th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 294th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 377th in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 391st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 393rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 438th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 451st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 452nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 534th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 632nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 640th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, politicians tack on a service charge for assisting with casework.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, homeless people are frequently charged with trespassing on public property.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, the Coolibeerian Intelligence Agency has put 'Project Quantum Refrigerator' on hold indefinitely.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, there's no cure or sympathy for the common cold.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, the optimally efficient parking strategy for business commuters is referred to as the "traveling salesman problem".
  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, college athletes are arrested for selling lemonade.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, it turns out that money can buy you happiness.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, businessmen walk out of meetings halfway because their shift is over.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, the nation's politicians are known more for the internet memes they spawn than any of their accomplishments.


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