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The Island Republic of Cosie

“Ubi bene, ibi patria”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: The Western Isles

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Cosie

Population7.486 billion

CapitalReunion
LeaderGiulian
FaithSaint Benedict's Rule

Currencycob
Animaliguana

The Island Republic of Cosie is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Giulian with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, ban on automobiles, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 7.486 billion Cosians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, corrupt, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Reunion. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 28.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Cosian economy, worth a remarkable 1,564 trillion cobs a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 208,963 cobs, with the richest citizens earning 5.9 times as much as the poorest.

Sofas are perpetually on sales that Must End Soon, businessmen walk out of meetings halfway because their shift is over, pedal-powered removal vans are a popular Maxxmas gift for the children of separated parents, and the populace harbors a fierce hatred of the metric system. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Cosie's national animal is the iguana, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Saint Benedict's Rule.

Cosie is ranked 32,467th in the world and 39th in The Western Isles for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 4,660.77 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 69thHighest Crime Rates: 349thMost Ignorant Citizens: 407thMost Devout: 472ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 567thMost Armed: 589thBest Weather: 656thMost Cheerful Citizens: 686thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 808thMost Beautiful Environments: 850thMost Primitive: 1,277thMost Cultured: 1,507thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,543rdMost Rebellious Youth: 1,547thRudest Citizens: 1,833rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,880thTop
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Nicest Citizens: 2,383rdLargest Black Market: 2,489thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,569thMost Influential: 2,895thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,950thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,049thMost Inclusive: 3,248thMost Efficient Economies: 3,757thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,219thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,232ndFattest Citizens: 5,251stHighest Average Incomes: 5,609thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,679thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,310thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8,957thHighest Economic Output: 10,034thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 15,315thHighest Drug Use: 16,732ndLargest Governments: 20,530thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20,596thMost Stationary: 20,779th
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Largest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionMost Primitive: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionFattest Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 13th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 15th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Cosie was endorsed by The Edgy Fempire of Keomora.
  • : Cosie was endorsed by The Kingdom of Van Demons Land Tasmania.
  • : Cosie was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education and Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Cosie, the populace harbors a fierce hatred of the metric system.
  • : Following new legislation in Cosie, pedal-powered removal vans are a popular Maxxmas gift for the children of separated parents.
  • : Following new legislation in Cosie, businessmen walk out of meetings halfway because their shift is over.
  • : Following new legislation in Cosie, sofas are perpetually on sales that Must End Soon.
  • : Following new legislation in Cosie, ratings for sitcom reruns are often much higher than election debates.
  • : Cosie was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Following new legislation in Cosie, Maxtopian villagers starve by the time Cosian officials even file the appropriate paperwork needed to help them.

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