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The Gran Marca Espanola of Catalpha

“Paz, Justícia y Libertad”

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

Regional Influence: Dealmaker

Location: Occitania

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The Gran Marca Espanola of Catalpha is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by HRH Prince Felipe de Borbón with an even hand, and renowned for its national health service. The compassionate, intelligent population of 8.562 billion Catalphans 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, the Environment, and Social Welfare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Miramonte. The average income tax rate is 84%. A large private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

Political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations, school uniforms are compulsory, dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws, and postmen have been arrested in job lots for selling junk mail as home insulation. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Catalpha's national animal is the Spanish Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its currency is the Occitan Euro.

Catalpha is ranked 6th in Occitania and 25,383rd in the world for Least Corrupt Governments, scoring -6 on the Inverse Mugabe Relativity Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 12 days ago

  • 4 days ago: Catalpha was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential (last census: Top 5%).
  • 10 days ago: Catalpha was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Drug Use (last census: Top 5%).
  • 12 days ago: Catalpha lodged a message on the Occitania Regional Message Board.
  • 15 days ago: Catalpha fell out of the world Top 10% for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • 24 days ago: Catalpha was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential (last census: Top 10%).
  • 24 days ago: Catalpha's influence in Occitania fell from "Enforcer" to "Dealmaker".
  • 26 days ago: Catalpha fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Public Sector.
  • 31 days ago: Catalpha lodged a message on the Occitania Regional Message Board.
  • 32 days ago: Catalpha's influence in Occitania rose from "Dealmaker" to "Enforcer".
  • 34 days ago: Catalpha was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Safest.

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