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Most Influential: 417thMost Inclusive: 2,072ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,334th
The Seminomadic Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Easy as herding cats!
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Cat-Herders United

Population8.875 billion

CapitalEl Pueblo Unido
LeaderPresident Catniss Mesteņero
FaithFeline Catolicism


The Seminomadic Republic of Cat-Herders United is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by President Catniss Mesteņero with an even hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, complete lack of prisons, and national health service. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.875 billion Cat-herders enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The medium-sized, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of El Pueblo Unido. The average income tax rate is 79.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cat-Herders Unitedian economy, worth a remarkable 1,472 trillion Ducats a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 165,934 Ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Handling people's data is proving an immersive experience, Catherine Gratwick's campaign support is considered seminal, soldiers are equipped with multi-million Ducat battlesuits, and community organizers have given up going door to door because nobody is home. 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 39,038th in the world and 54th in Forest for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 4,489.32 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

Most Influential: 417thMost Inclusive: 2,072ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,334thHighest Food Quality: 2,334thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,399thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,450thBest Weather: 2,477thNicest Citizens: 2,502ndMost Beautiful Environments: 2,737thTop
Most Cultured: 3,715thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,821stLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,143rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,208thHealthiest Citizens: 4,227thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,487thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,656thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,920thMost Pacifist: 5,025thMost Developed: 5,194thSmartest Citizens: 5,304thSafest: 5,550thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,551stMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,019thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,184thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,192ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,490thLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,105thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,016thLargest Governments: 12,308thHighest Average Incomes: 12,600thLowest Crime Rates: 13,811thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,502ndHighest Economic Output: 14,587thTop
Most Stationary: 15,609thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,688thMost Efficient Economies: 16,022ndMost Rebellious Youth: 16,316thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,407thMost Secular: 23,043rdMost Subsidized Industry: 25,843rdMost Income Equality: 26,488th
Most Influential: 12th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 27th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 29th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 37th in the region

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