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Most Influential: 615thMost Inclusive: 1,769thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,978th
The Seminomadic Republic of
Left-Leaning College State
Easy as herding cats!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Cat-Herders United

Population6.013 billion

CapitalEl Pueblo Unido
LeaderPresident Catniss Mesteņero
FaithFeline Catolicism


The Seminomadic Republic of Cat-Herders United is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by President Catniss Mesteņero with an even hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, free-roaming dinosaurs, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 6.013 billion Cat-herders enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Administration, and Healthcare 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 74.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cat-Herders Unitedian economy, worth 975 trillion Ducats a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 162,210 Ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "love and peace!" as a way of life, strip mining of rare earth metals is up while back problems are down, visitors to Violet Rock City are stunned to learn that they must memorize the "99 Principles" before entering, and Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy. 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 136,995th in the world and 200th in Forest for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 4,629.14 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Most Influential: 615thMost Inclusive: 1,769thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,978thHighest Food Quality: 2,051stNicest Citizens: 2,091stTop
Best Weather: 2,281stMost Beautiful Environments: 2,674thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,809thMost Cultured: 3,534thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,691stMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,937thHealthiest Citizens: 4,024thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,028thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,032ndMost Pacifist: 4,839thSmartest Citizens: 5,099thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,103rdMost Developed: 5,151stLongest Average Lifespans: 5,163rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,350thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,394thSafest: 5,969thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,539thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,476thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,788thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 11,815thNudest: 12,263rdLowest Crime Rates: 13,454thLargest Governments: 13,591stMost Efficient Economies: 14,530thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,241stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,362ndLargest Welfare Programs: 17,240thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,318thMost Rebellious Youth: 17,859thMost Secular: 18,981stMost Stationary: 19,460thHighest Economic Output: 19,599th
Most Influential: 14th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20th in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 24th in the regionMost Inclusive: 37th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 44th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 45th in the region

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