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The PS2 Puppet of Copercia

“Stop reading my motto!”

Category: Tyranny by Majority
Civil Rights:
Outlawed
Economy:
Imploded
Political Freedoms:
Corrupted

Regional Influence: Nipper

Location: the South Pacific

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Copercia

Population13.995 billion

Faitha major religion

CurrencyCopercium
AnimalOctopus

The PS2 Puppet of Copercia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its closed borders, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless, devout population of 13.995 billion Copercians enjoy great social freedoms and frequent elections, where the majority of the populace regularly votes to increase its benefits at the expense of various hapless minorities.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Environment, Law & Order, and Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 99.4%.

The large but stagnant Copercian economy, worth 137 trillion Coperciums a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Basket Weaving industry. Average income is 9,809 Coperciums, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Noises louder than a whisper have been prohibited by law, animal control is going door-to-door releasing all pets back into the wild, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators, and blind dates tend to result in bruised shins. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Copercia's national animal is the Octopus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is a major religion.

Copercia is ranked 231,113th in the world and 7,721st in the South Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 21.67 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Primitive: 4thBest Weather: 6thMost Ignorant Citizens: 8thMost Devout: 10thMost Beautiful Environments: 52ndLowest Crime Rates: 264thHealthiest Citizens: 268thMost Pacifist: 288thMost Conservative: 466thSafest: 1,076thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,214thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,583rdMost Politically Free: 1,688thTop
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Largest Governments: 2,529thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,517thNudest: 4,097thMost Patriotic: 9,899thTop
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Most Extreme: 14,249thMost Income Equality: 14,399thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,518thLargest Populations: 19,526thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23,098th
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Best Weather: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionMost Politically Free: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionMost Pacifist: 10th in the regionMost Conservative: 16th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 16th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 37th in the regionSafest: 39th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 51st in the regionLargest Governments: 74th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 102nd in the regionMost Extreme: 104th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 140th in the regionLargest Populations: 220th in the regionMost Patriotic: 284th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 572nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 631st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 768th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Copercia, blind dates tend to result in bruised shins.
  • : Following new legislation in Copercia, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators.
  • : Following new legislation in Copercia, animal control is going door-to-door releasing all pets back into the wild.
  • : Following new legislation in Copercia, noises louder than a whisper have been prohibited by law.
  • : Following new legislation in Copercia, Leader is refusing to make decisions until the Moon is out of Capricorn.
  • : Following new legislation in Copercia, people who make the leader's blood boil get boiled.
  • : Following new legislation in Copercia, women across the country are tying the knot.
  • : Following new legislation in Copercia, the Copercian Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas.
  • : Following new legislation in Copercia, students memorise knock-knock jokes for their mandatory twice-a-term Comedy Examinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Copercia, no one gossips with Leader during diplomatic summits.

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