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The Grand Republic of Nova-Columbia

“Hope for peace, prepare for war.”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific



Population4.855 billion

LeaderMikael Kozlov

AnimalColumbian Falcon

The Grand Republic of Nova-Columbia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Mikael Kozlov with an even hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, complete lack of prisons, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 4.855 billion Columbians 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 relatively small, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Industry also on the agenda, while Social Policy is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Oured. The average income tax rate is 48.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Nova-Columbian economy, worth 766 trillion Mazyrs a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 157,872 Mazyrs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Anyone who so much as frowns risks being referred to a mental health unit, glancing at the car radio display while driving is treated as attempted homicide, polygraphs are relegated to the dungeon exhibit in castle museums, and Nova-Columbian watches are often the only thing to survive a disaster intact. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nova-Columbia's national animal is the Columbian Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Tritheism.

Nova-Columbia is ranked 105,486th in the world and 4,585th in The East Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 85.22 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,186thMost Influential: 1,660thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,760thRudest Citizens: 5,380thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,838thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,134thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,059thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 8,878thMost Cultured: 9,189thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,454thMost Developed: 10,918thHighest Average Incomes: 10,947thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,524thSmartest Citizens: 12,228thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,579thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,612thLargest Retail Industry: 13,868thHealthiest Citizens: 14,008thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,394thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,366th
Most Influential: 89th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 103rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 116th in the regionRudest Citizens: 142nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 162nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 200th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 209th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 221st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 232nd in the regionMost Cultured: 241st in the regionMost Stationary: 258th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 260th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 297th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 304th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 309th in the regionMost Developed: 321st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 341st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 360th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 388th in the regionLargest Populations: 414th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 423rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 433rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 440th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 457th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 457th in the regionLargest Governments: 505th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 524th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 597th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 639th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 709th in the regionLargest Black Market: 714th in the region

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