by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,603rdMost Influential: 2,021stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,307th
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Unity and Liberty
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Population9.132 billion



The Republic of Canovium is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Rienzi with an even hand, and notable for its lack of airports, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, humorless population of 9.132 billion Canovians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shenandoah. The average income tax rate is 95.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Canoviumian economy, worth a remarkable 1,051 trillion Credits a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 115,143 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Eight-year-olds can be seen lighting up in public areas, female smokers cut their hair and don suits to get into male-only clubs, Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, and ancient antique swords have had their blades replaced with latex boffer LARP replicas. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Canovium's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Christianity.

Canovium is ranked 238,663rd in the world and 1,273rd in Europe for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -22 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,603rdMost Influential: 2,021stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,307thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 2,566thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,579thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,622ndMost Developed: 2,790thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,826thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,014thBest Weather: 3,063rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,177thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,402ndSmartest Citizens: 4,332ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,597thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,699thMost Cultured: 5,018thMost Pacifist: 5,151stMost Subsidized Industry: 5,889thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,412thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,210thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,330thLowest Crime Rates: 7,821stLargest Governments: 8,684thLargest Black Market: 8,694thMost Inclusive: 9,457thMost Efficient Economies: 9,494thMost Secular: 10,278thNicest Citizens: 11,818thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 12,183rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,512thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,545thHighest Economic Output: 17,541stHighest Poor Incomes: 19,522ndHighest Drug Use: 20,574th
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 29th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 33rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 37th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 39th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 47th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 47th in the regionLargest Black Market: 51st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 53rd in the regionMost Developed: 53rd in the regionBest Weather: 55th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 57th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 60th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 63rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 65th in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 75th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 77th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 79th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 82nd in the regionMost Cultured: 94th in the regionMost Pacifist: 97th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 104th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 110th in the regionLargest Governments: 121st in the regionLargest Populations: 121st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Canovium was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of The Axis of Death.
  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, ancient antique swords have had their blades replaced with latex boffer LARP replicas.
  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy.
  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, female smokers cut their hair and don suits to get into male-only clubs.
  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, eight-year-olds can be seen lighting up in public areas.
  • : Canovium was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare and the Top 5% for Nicest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, the voyages of obsolete star-trekking satellites on deliberate escape orbits are only just beginning.
  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, hundreds of subterranean tunnels are being built as part of "Project Morlock".
  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, many in Canovium are born in the purple.
  • : Following new legislation in Canovium, hospitals have to sell their computers on vBay in order to afford the ransomware decryption payments.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 140 » Republic of Satherland, Super Happy Land, Regnum Italiae, GanymedEuropa, North of Americas, Ausvelt, Imperium Anglorum, Thracia and Crimea, Northern German Federation, Dark Matter, Galway-Dublin, Umeria, Maritzal, Falvaard, Ostermarch, Invernessia, Saint Domingo, Germany Third Reich, Savinecross, Elisabethshagen, Lyallpur, Yahlia, Someseni, Heinsbergen, Dauershire, Jim the Baptist, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, St Scarlett, Leranditale, The Champions League, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, Rivierenland, Thracia Republic, Walfo, Bohomo, Desibia, Irminsulia, Pilipinas and Malaya, Lovisa, South St Maarten, Grodisze, Soviet Krussia, The New Nordic Union, Sicilian Imperial-Capitalist Empire, Shaor, The Seven Provinces, Destyntine, Eritei, Kurfuerstentum Brandenburg-Mecklenburg, Northwest Isles, and 90 others.New Petra, Leszno, Nardin, Wessex and Cornwall, Abject Ludicrosity, Brakanistan, An Clar, New Vorarlberg, Quentenia, Wiener-Neustadt, Nea Europa, Hafrsa, Chioganah, Slavonia and Srijem, Weltbeherrschung, Saiwania, Trixeland, Monkistan, Arorska, The Kingdom of Denmark, Viktorias, ENOTRIA, IllyrianAlbania, Purgatio, Toaddia, Prussian-Union, Ventelia, Chronus, Taboritia, Yoannes, Boldia, Jahass, Mons Graupius, New Ylicia, Outer Sparta, Sienkahn, Old World Order, The Reunited Yugoslavs, Apabeossie, Meropis, Enway, Crestphalia, Owlograd, Mallesia, Kadict, Esvonia, The New Mexican Confederation, Hverland, Epistimi Evimeria, Kanokla, The Young Ur, Anskerdank, Kyrica, Uzbek Khan, Leiningerland, Eski, Valtrona, Eco-Paris Reformation, Mynox, NorthPortugal, New Eestiball, Great Winminster, The States of Texas and Arkansas, Greater Icelandia, Anglo-Bergany, Pais das Caricatas, Othenhiem, Imperial Kaiserreich Germany, Continental Social Democrats, Sloburg, Martelon, Gelais, Northwest North Dakota, Nevelja, Bombastion, New Malita, Interlingua, Brittany Normandy Aquitaine, Iskattland, Lizberzand, Nuevo Europa, Zulrich, Ansington, Stromia, Christian Terra, Gliesetonia, Anglo-Francios, En Hassik, Nvmantia, and The Axis of Death.

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