Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 883rd Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,909th Lowest Crime Rates: 3,681st
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The Thingy of Katyuscha is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Him with an iron fist, and remarkable for its public floggings, sprawling nuclear power plants, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 11.391 billion Katyuschans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cityville. The average income tax rate is 94.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Katyuschan economy, worth a remarkable 1,426 trillion Munzzes a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an impressive 125,266 Munzzes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

The Beasty is protected from hunting and slowly coming back from the brink of extinction, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Katyuscha Blood Tithe, a recent law has banned homes from having any more than one wheel, and Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Katyuscha's national animal is the Beasty, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Whatever.

Katyuscha is ranked 154,992nd in the world and 7th in Kotturheim for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 30.47 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 883rdTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,909thLowest Crime Rates: 3,681stMost Corrupt Governments: 5,485thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,482ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,743rdLargest Governments: 6,967thHighest Economic Output: 7,103rdLargest Insurance Industry: 7,221stMost Influential: 7,545thSafest: 8,353rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,629thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 9,511thLargest Populations: 9,683rdMost Developed: 11,077thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,515thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,835thMost Stationary: 12,875thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,111thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,095thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,104thLargest Welfare Programs: 17,110thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,685thMost Efficient Economies: 17,805th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Average: 2nd in the region

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