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Most Influential: 774thMost Inclusive: 1,758thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,859th
The Seminomadic Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Easy as herding cats!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Cat-Herders United

Population5.063 billion

CapitalEl Pueblo Unido
LeaderPresident Catniss Mesteñero
FaithFeline Catolicism


The Seminomadic Republic of Cat-Herders United is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Catniss Mesteñero with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, ban on automobiles, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 5.063 billion Cat-herders enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Healthcare, and Environment are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of El Pueblo Unido. The average income tax rate is 71.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cat-Herders Unitedian economy, worth 809 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 major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 159,866 Ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is illegal to make racist remarks in public, in the Beginning was the Word and the Word was "Pragmatism", the military maintains a fierce arsenal of 'Cure Missiles', and national surveys report that bellies are getting fuller while heads are getting emptier. 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 17,482nd in the world and 125th in Forest for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 7,963.81 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most Influential: 774thMost Inclusive: 1,758thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,859thNicest Citizens: 2,001stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,038thTop
Best Weather: 2,563rdMost Beautiful Environments: 3,006thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,092ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,262ndMost Cultured: 3,712thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,775thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,037thHealthiest Citizens: 4,223rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,279thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,360thSmartest Citizens: 5,199thMost Developed: 5,280thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,312thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,359thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,379thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,753rdMost Pacifist: 6,655thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,036thHighest Average Incomes: 12,050thTop
Safest: 13,257thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,122ndLowest Crime Rates: 14,240thLargest Governments: 15,062ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,941stMost Efficient Economies: 16,555thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,482ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,458thMost Rebellious Youth: 19,571stMost Secular: 19,897thMost Stationary: 21,685thLargest Welfare Programs: 22,199thHighest Economic Output: 22,809thMost Income Equality: 24,024th
Most Influential: 14th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16th in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 31st in the regionMost Inclusive: 31st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 33rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 37th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 40th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 43rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 47th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 48th in the region

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