by Max Barry

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The Republic of Corcaw

“All For One and One For All”

Category: Democratic Socialists
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Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The North Pacific



Population12.674 billion

CapitalCorcaw City

AnimalSnow Leopard

The Republic of Corcaw is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and notable for its teetotalling pirates, digital currency, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 12.674 billion Corcawians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it prioritizes Education, with Administration, Environment, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Corcaw City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Corcawian economy, worth a remarkable 2,184 trillion Tollars a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports, Tourism, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 172,399 Tollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Government-sanctioned factory-smashing has the Luddites of Corcaw rejoicing, the government's foreign policy statements are less threatening than a World Assembly cease-and-desist letter, devotion to God is only skin-deep, and gene-engineered sewerjacks don't smell but they do stink. Crime is totally unknown. Corcaw's national animal is the Snow Leopard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Corcaw is ranked 120th in the world and 2nd in The North Pacific for Most Cultured, scoring 657 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Most Inclusive: 14thMost Compassionate Citizens: 28thNicest Citizens: 32ndMost Developed: 86thBest Weather: 97thMost Advanced Public Education: 106thLongest Average Lifespans: 108thMost Pacifist: 112thMost Cheerful Citizens: 116thMost Cultured: 120thHealthiest Citizens: 124thMost Beautiful Environments: 147thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 159thLargest Welfare Programs: 173rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 187thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 245thLeast Corrupt Governments: 249thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 291stHighest Average Tax Rates: 489thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 526thMost Rebellious Youth: 552ndSafest: 852ndLargest Governments: 951stSmartest Citizens: 1,017thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,120thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 3,073rdMost Efficient Economies: 3,220thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,731stLowest Crime Rates: 4,979thHighest Economic Output: 5,572ndTop
Highest Drug Use: 8,624thHighest Average Incomes: 8,734thMost Stationary: 9,779thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,661stMost Influential: 12,636thNudest: 13,363rdMost Income Equality: 15,345thLargest Populations: 15,586th
Most Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionMost Pacifist: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 22nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23rd in the regionLargest Governments: 43rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 48th in the regionSafest: 49th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 49th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 85th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 160th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 162nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 167th in the regionMost Stationary: 227th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 236th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 239th in the regionLargest Populations: 283rd in the regionNudest: 418th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 428th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 590th in the regionMost Income Equality: 744th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Corcaw, gene-engineered sewerjacks don't smell but they do stink.
  • : Following new legislation in Corcaw, devotion to God is only skin-deep.
  • : Corcaw was reclassified from "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Corcaw, the government's foreign policy statements are less threatening than a World Assembly cease-and-desist letter.
  • : Following new legislation in Corcaw, government-sanctioned factory-smashing has the Luddites of Corcaw rejoicing.
  • : Following new legislation in Corcaw, government employees have reverted to carrier pigeon due to never-ending virus scans.
  • : Corcaw was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Following new legislation in Corcaw, ten-year-olds are applying for lemonade stand operator licences.
  • : Following new legislation in Corcaw, glamping Corcawians won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi.
  • : Following new legislation in Corcaw, most of the population has had bad experiences with hoes.