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Cat-Herders United

Population3.654 billion

CapitalEl Pueblo Unido
LeaderPresident Catniss Mesteņero
FaithFeline Catolicism

CurrencyFeline Florin
AnimalCat

The Seminomadic Republic of Cat-Herders United is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Catniss Mesteņero with a fair hand, and remarkable for its digital currency, ubiquitous missile silos, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.654 billion Cat-herders hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of El Pueblo Unido. The average income tax rate is 78.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cat-Herders Unitedian economy, worth 584 trillion Feline Florins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 159,915 Feline Florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field, sentient AIs face their watery graves with a fixed smile, photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in President Catniss Mesteņero's bedroom, and the government tells its citizens to 'forgive and forget'. Crime is totally unknown. Cat-Herders United's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Feline Catolicism.

Cat-Herders United is ranked 6,205th in the world and 84th in Forest for Least Corrupt Governments, with 94.86 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most Inclusive: 2,127thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,181stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,316thNicest Citizens: 2,363rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,971stBest Weather: 3,258thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,627thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,751stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,810thMost Cultured: 4,833rdLargest Publishing Industry: 5,024thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,291stHealthiest Citizens: 5,297thMost Developed: 5,527thMost Pacifist: 5,680thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,799thSmartest Citizens: 5,848thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,067thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,077thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,205thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,004thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,148thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,336thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 10,668thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,061stLargest Governments: 11,196thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,328thLowest Crime Rates: 11,414thHighest Average Incomes: 11,431stMost Efficient Economies: 11,720thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,047thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,112thSafest: 12,876thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,227thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,667thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 19,371st
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 10th in the regionMost Influential: 20th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 23rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 36th in the regionMost Inclusive: 38th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 43rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 44th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Cat-Herders United was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Cat-Herders United, the government tells its citizens to 'forgive and forget'.
  • : Following new legislation in Cat-Herders United, photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in President Catniss Mesteņero's bedroom.
  • : Following new legislation in Cat-Herders United, sentient AIs face their watery graves with a fixed smile.
  • : Following new legislation in Cat-Herders United, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field.
  • : Following new legislation in Cat-Herders United, birds and children's kites are regularly brought down by anti-aircraft fire.
  • : Following new legislation in Cat-Herders United, the best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop.
  • : Following new legislation in Cat-Herders United, pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security.
  • : Following new legislation in Cat-Herders United, Cat-Herders Unitedian farm salmon are known for being both horribly diseased and remarkably acrobatic.
  • : Following new legislation in Cat-Herders United, arbitrary election rules are considered sacrosanct.

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