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The Federal Republic of Nova Kobol

“So Say We All” President Gaius Baltar

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

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: the South Pacific

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Nova Kobol

Population1.427 billion

CapitalNew New Caprica City
LeaderPresident Gaius Baltar

CurrencyCubit
AnimalOwl

The Federal Republic of Nova Kobol is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Gaius Baltar with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 1.427 billion Nova Kobolians 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New New Caprica City. The average income tax rate is 61.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Nova Kobolian economy, worth 167 trillion Cubits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 117,171 Cubits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The price of takeaway food quadruples after 6pm, picnickers are lucky if a few wasps are the only animals that trouble them, nuclear physics is the most popular course at university, and war vets look after war animals. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nova Kobol's national animal is the Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Nova Kobol is ranked 132,464th in the world and 1,966th in the South Pacific for Largest Populations, with 1.43 billion Capita.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,999thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,226thTop
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Most Influential: 5,468thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,164thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,790thTop
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Most Pacifist: 12,390thLargest Insurance Industry: 12,450thNicest Citizens: 12,771stHighest Poor Incomes: 14,022ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,599thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,885thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,119thMost Developed: 16,546thHealthiest Citizens: 16,582ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,560thMost Cultured: 17,719thBest Weather: 17,940thLowest Crime Rates: 18,045thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,406thSmartest Citizens: 18,546thMost Secular: 18,970thSafest: 19,872ndLargest Welfare Programs: 20,319thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,402nd
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 54th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 263rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 356th in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 432nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 438th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 453rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 464th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 465th in the regionMost Developed: 489th in the regionMost Pacifist: 507th in the regionMost Cultured: 515th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 527th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 533rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 537th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 541st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 551st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 560th in the regionMost Influential: 568th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 601st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 623rd in the regionBest Weather: 627th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 656th in the regionMost Secular: 664th in the regionSafest: 714th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 773rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 779th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 810th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 811th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 114 » Outer Utonixick Gollinican, The Two Jerseys, USNE2018, Purple Hyacinth, Avalonica, Jehenna, Si-topia, Drystar, Nowa Europa, Marinho Islands, Beepee, Isokenzar, Southern Numenor, PenguinPies, Tsunamy, Corgitopiaa, Volaworand, Amerion, Bear Connors Paradiso, Qvait, Kiasu-ism, Tsvetania, Erinor, The Solar System Scope, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Brunier, Curlyhoward, Linden Oak, Kandorith, Unielvan Millorvium, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Pamela And Hepatitis, Concrete Slab, Aidenfieeld, Land Without Shrimp, Darakin, Tepertopia, Farengeto, Scu Greinne, Abarri, The naked people, Centristvill, LadyRebels, Ullan, Andinla, Crystal Creation, Aschenburg, Alaninia, Catsonya, Itani, and 64 others.Ancient Slobovia, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Jarilon, Rebel-topia, Wehraboos, Bartonia Nova, Aumeltopia, Banglazstrogaria, Shefino, Cypheri, Ipugao, New Goldman, Belschaft, Depressed Nation, Zolooloo, East Nagaland, A leftover country, Yeses, Pax Dracon, Ebonhand, The island of Sorna, Drugged up Kitties, Treir, Tughampton, Arizona2, West Pastafaria, Gymnostan, Eternal Memedom, Seliyan progressive Islands, Doge Land, Breizlovakia, Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, Sedunn, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Sandaoguo, Direwolf1, Kaoia, Noimosini, JavaSiege, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, The United Expanse, Bawkie, Kaleidescooptopia, Rhetiaa, Auphelia, Beblahbleblo, Agletgreenia, Eastern Mekong, Moridine, Solanosco, Galebland, Danily, Esfalsa, Vicken, Nyxonia, Holy Free, The Kies, The American Anarchist Empire, New Plant, New Sanet, Anatasha, Northern Estrian Islands, Osheiga, and Cuuldere.

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