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Best Weather: 2ndMost Primitive: 3rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 5th
The PS2 Puppet of
Tyranny by Majority
Stop Reading My Motto!
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Corrupted

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Copercia

Population16.02 billion

Faitha major religion

CurrencyCopercium
AnimalOctopus

The PS2 Puppet of Copercia is a gargantuan, safe nation, remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, public floggings, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless, devout population of 16.02 billion Copercians enjoy great social freedoms and frequent elections, where the majority of the populace regularly votes to increase its benefits at the expense of various hapless minorities.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Environment, Law & Order, and Spirituality. The income tax rate is 100%.

The Copercian economy, worth a remarkable 1,846 trillion Coperciums a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Basket Weaving industry. Average income is an impressive 115,284 Coperciums, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Legislation sometimes has to battle through weeks of filibustering to pass, parties that are too noisy are broken up to prevent disturbing wildlife, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling", and gangs of political bullies tell minority voices to "shut up because we say so". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Copercia's national animal is the Octopus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is a major religion.

Copercia is ranked 273,513th in the world and 12,619th in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring -51.09 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Best Weather: 2ndMost Primitive: 3rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 5thMost Devout: 6thMost Beautiful Environments: 37thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 87thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 158thLowest Crime Rates: 180thHealthiest Citizens: 182ndMost Pacifist: 215thSafest: 465thMost Conservative: 497thHighest Average Tax Rates: 831stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,155thLargest Governments: 1,611thMost Politically Free: 2,061stTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 3,728thNudest: 4,400thMost Patriotic: 6,772ndHighest Economic Output: 10,407thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,659thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 17,131stLargest Populations: 17,971stMost Income Equality: 18,233rdMost Extreme: 20,489thMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,510th
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Best Weather: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Politically Free: 16th in the regionSafest: 20th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 21st in the regionMost Conservative: 27th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 39th in the regionLargest Governments: 46th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 91st in the regionNudest: 116th in the regionTop
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Most Patriotic: 159th in the regionMost Extreme: 175th in the regionLargest Populations: 197th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 213th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 334th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 535th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 669th in the regionMost Stationary: 713th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 729th in the regionMost Income Equality: 906th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 959th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Copercia, gangs of political bullies tell minority voices to "shut up because we say so".
  • : Following new legislation in Copercia, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling".
  • : Following new legislation in Copercia, parties that are too noisy are broken up to prevent disturbing wildlife.
  • : Following new legislation in Copercia, legislation sometimes has to battle through weeks of filibustering to pass.
  • : Following new legislation in Copercia, singing in public is only allowed if you are singing the praise of the Motherland.
  • : Following new legislation in Copercia, drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking.
  • : Following new legislation in Copercia, oddly simian-looking religious thugs beat up anyone who suggests humans are related to monkeys.
  • : Following new legislation in Copercia, the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose.
  • : Following new legislation in Copercia, referenda are held for every conceivable government action.
  • : Following new legislation in Copercia, meetings are often scheduled for "about four-ish" following complete conversion to sundials.

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