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Most Efficient Economies: 165th Largest Agricultural Sector: 545th Least Corrupt Governments: 712th
The Catholic Commonwealth of
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Economy
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Auralia

Population15.837 billion

CapitalSaint Mark's
LeaderPope Francis
FaithRoman Catholicism

Currencydollar
Animalred-tailed hawk

The Catholic Commonwealth of Auralia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Pope Francis with a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, unlimited-speed roads, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 15.837 billion Auralians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The minute, outspoken government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Education, with Defense, Administration, and Industry also on the agenda, while Social Policy and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saint Mark's. The average income tax rate is 1.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Auralian economy, worth a remarkable 3,205 trillion dollars a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 202,414 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Women who walk into the ladies' changing room are accused of being Peeping Toms, fat-shaming is now public policy, the examiners who examine examiners are being examined by examiners, and babysitters are a thing of the past. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Auralia's national animal is the red-tailed hawk, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Auralia is ranked 59,144th in the world and 60th in Catholic for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 1,744.78 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Most Efficient Economies: 165thLargest Agricultural Sector: 545thLeast Corrupt Governments: 712thMost Devout: 881stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,423rdTop
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Safest: 1,537thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,565thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,661stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,702ndHighest Economic Output: 3,037thMost Influential: 3,132ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,587thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,734thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,969thSmartest Citizens: 5,165thNicest Citizens: 5,308thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,394thMost Cultured: 5,404thHighest Average Incomes: 5,442ndMost Developed: 6,164thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,191stLongest Average Lifespans: 6,658thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,808thMost Politically Free: 7,194thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 8,076thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,392ndLargest Populations: 8,580thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,951stHealthiest Citizens: 10,009thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,164thLowest Crime Rates: 12,058thBest Weather: 12,586thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,603rd
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Most Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Auralia, babysitters are a thing of the past.
  • : Following new legislation in Auralia, the examiners who examine examiners are being examined by examiners.
  • : Following new legislation in Auralia, fat-shaming is now public policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Auralia, women who walk into the ladies' changing room are accused of being Peeping Toms.
  • : Auralia was endorsed by The Kingdom of Demokraticheskayan Zemlya.
  • : Auralia lodged a message on the Catholic Regional Message Board.
  • : Auralia lodged a message on the Catholic Regional Message Board.
  • : Auralia was endorsed by The Kingdom of Gregor Monarchy.
  • : Following new legislation in Auralia, garden flower shows rarely smell of roses.
  • : Following new legislation in Auralia, old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones.

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