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.
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.
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