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The Democratic Republic of Kostbone

“And from the dead we rose and thrived!”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific

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Kostbone

Population740 million

CapitalAlexandria

Currencykost
Animalvulture

The Democratic Republic of Kostbone is a huge, genial nation, renowned for its daily referendums, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 740 million Kostboneans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alexandria. The average income tax rate is 64.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Kostbonean economy, worth 46.1 trillion kosts a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Furniture Restoration, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 62,259 kosts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians are often seen attending regional history classes at primary schools within their constituencies, EpiPen sales have skyrocketed, power stations shutting down at night has made bedtime reading tricky, and business owners return from long vacations to find their factories have been turned into homeless shelters. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kostbone's national animal is the vulture, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Kostbone is ranked 22,085th in the world and 974th in The North Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 5,150.34 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,602ndTop
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Most Influential: 3,934thMost Pacifist: 9,669thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,672ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,044thSafest: 11,290thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 13,018thNicest Citizens: 14,764thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,518thBest Weather: 17,652ndMost Inclusive: 19,584thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,738thMost Rebellious Youth: 21,324thHealthiest Citizens: 21,880thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 22,085th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 420th in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 517th in the regionMost Pacifist: 566th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 633rd in the regionSafest: 648th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 757th in the regionNicest Citizens: 836th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 939th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 974th in the regionBest Weather: 977th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 144 » Hardscrabble, Orado, Koda-Land, Territorio di Nessuno, Kocherian, Aerilia, Crusadam, Lulubellia, Siwale, Ethnon, Nodnarb, El Fiji Grande, Hamerica, Former English Colony, Navsland, Votak Matim, Guer Aike, Cretox State, Empy, WeKnow, Yaorozu, The Tampa Bay Rays, Brucklania, The Rhein States, Tvers, Venicea, Notyoutopia, Bankowiata, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Omnistria, Great Bights Mum, Kazoo Basin, Interdimensional Zone, Pytong, Sundred, Dreadton, Sunto, Andexia, Slyakanya, Itallitopia, Corfad, Kranostav, Imperial Pieserged, Yellops, Zzozona, Dar es Saalam, Odelinor, North Bratislava, Shibutani, Loutsland, and 94 others.Pallaith, Fauzjhia, Kragsgale, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Draconian Progression, Daiz, New Lakemba, Shadowrik, Selfgradatude, Sevinland, Xipher, Newpromisedland, Heilhum Imperius, The Pantheons, Valentine Z, Chukstik Illahi, Sikol, Alcavia, Aetulia, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Hewani, Joodey, Climeria, 1 very fast endotarter, Pasargad, Wineclaw, Ozstan, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Republica Guilleana, Seijitsu, Colfes, Blyskalia, Sil Dorsett, Port Naga, Frances Francis the First of France, Holy Oranz, The Iron Lions, Godwanna, Svenskskit, Libertania Democratica, Strongwill, His Enduring Majesty, The Serdey Islands, Bharathvarsh, Illusia and Neverendia, Innocentic, Landestian, Yokciq Empire, Xagill, Star Kingdom, Ravendi, Xentherida, Runeda, Wilkshire, Maratabat, Planes, Madjack, The Mazur Empire, Simone Republic, Sachi, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Nalver And, McMasterdonia, Moubarakistan, Chips and Guac, Barabolia, Vesteysia, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Ellbonnia, Zemnaya Svoboda, Maott, Figyjharli, Sanjurika, Trumpski, Wapistan, Dangine, Questann, Lol2639, Kromi, Travislavania, Siforpeo, Super Girl, Aryan Homeland, Xyrron, Alexander the Magnus, Steampunk Ariel, Religioncord, Tyirza, Defense For The World Assembly, Tsandonown, Seanat, Uzbek Khan, and Mon Island.

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