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Most Valuable International Artwork: 311thLeast Corrupt Governments: 753rdMost Devout: 1,056th
The Catholic Commonwealth of
New York Times Democracy
Amor sequitur cognitionem.
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population19.084 billion

CapitalSaint Mark's
LeaderPope Francis
FaithRoman Catholicism

Animalred-tailed hawk

The Catholic Commonwealth of Auralia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Pope Francis with a fair hand, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, daily referendums, and national health service. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 19.084 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 tiny, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Education, with Defense, Administration, and Law & Order 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 3.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Auralian economy, worth a remarkable 3,746 trillion dollars a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 196,331 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Infantry are nicknamed "mushrooms" because they get fed crap and are left in the dark, it's considered providence that the political lexicon contains a syrup of company slogans, hand-to-hand combat experience is udderly essential for all dairy ranchers, and athletic teenagers are among the wealthiest members of society. 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 65,148th in the world and 59th in Catholic for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 1,876.97 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 311thLeast Corrupt Governments: 753rdMost Devout: 1,056thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,644thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,689thSafest: 1,746thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,784thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,362ndTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,148thHighest Economic Output: 4,204thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,229thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,332ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,406thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,557thMost Cultured: 5,247thSmartest Citizens: 5,342ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,305thNicest Citizens: 6,521stMost Developed: 7,521stMost Beautiful Environments: 7,901stHighest Average Incomes: 7,915thHighest Food Quality: 8,895thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,890thBest Weather: 10,113thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,627thMost Efficient Economies: 11,110thHealthiest Citizens: 11,389thLowest Crime Rates: 11,711thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,575thLargest Populations: 12,913thTop
Most Influential: 14,147thLargest Retail Industry: 15,921stMost Patriotic: 18,333rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,334thMost Advanced Public Education: 23,393rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 25,244thMost Politically Free: 26,572nd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionNicest Citizens: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 10th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 10th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 7 » QwertyL, Terra de Maria, Novi Comi Res Publica, Pri Placoon, Totern, Flomany, and Epeolatry.