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Most Primitive: 2,267thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,874thMost Ignorant Citizens: 4,316th
The Colony of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Plus Ultra
Influence
Eminence Grise
WA Delegate / Military Commander
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Fair
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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118th Cossack Division

Population242 million

CurrencyMark
AnimalHorse

The Colony of 118th Cossack Division is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its fear of technology, public floggings, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 242 million Cossacks are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 58.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped 118th Cossack Divisionian economy, worth 9.84 trillion Marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, Pizza Delivery, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 40,641 Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Pro-democracy protesters are shot on sight by state police, sailors spend their shore leave helping old ladies cross the street, the government is well known for declaring war on other countries for suspected slights, and terrorist videos start by thanking their sponsors. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 118th Cossack Division's national animal is the Horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

118th Cossack Division is ranked 185,613th in the world and 4th in Omega Royal Order Base for Most Average, scoring 19.08 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

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Most Primitive: 2,267thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,874thMost Ignorant Citizens: 4,316thMost Authoritarian: 6,579thMost Conservative: 8,655thMost Devout: 8,983rdTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 17,979th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in 118th Cossack Division, terrorist videos start by thanking their sponsors.
  • : Following new legislation in 118th Cossack Division, the government is well known for declaring war on other countries for suspected slights.
  • : Following new legislation in 118th Cossack Division, sailors spend their shore leave helping old ladies cross the street.
  • : Following new legislation in 118th Cossack Division, pro-democracy protesters are shot on sight by state police.
  • : 118th Cossack Division's influence in Omega Royal Order Base rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : 118th Cossack Division was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Devout.
  • : Following new legislation in 118th Cossack Division, the nation refuses to discard its increasingly useless penny.
  • : Following new legislation in 118th Cossack Division, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • : Following new legislation in 118th Cossack Division, legitimate job descriptions now include "smiling and waving".
  • : Following new legislation in 118th Cossack Division, theatre may or may not be changing for the better but it is being changed for good.

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