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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,754th Most Influential: 4,146th Most Compassionate Citizens: 6,975th
The Nomadic Peoples of
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Cat-Herders United

Population817 million

CapitalEl Pueblo Unido
LeaderPresident Catniss Mesteņero

CurrencyFeline Florin
AnimalCat

The Nomadic Peoples of Cat-Herders United is a huge, safe nation, ruled by President Catniss Mesteņero with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, otherworldly petting zoo, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic population of 817 million cat-herders love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large government prioritizes Education, with Administration, Environment, and Healthcare also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of El Pueblo Unido. The average income tax rate is 70.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cat-Herders Unitedian economy, worth 90.9 trillion Feline Florins a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 111,254 Feline Florins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

The army spends more time producing 'romantic videos' than actually training soldiers, old warplanes and tanks that break down can't be repaired since no one makes the parts anymore, the nightly news reports prosaically on the government blindly throwing money at despotic kidnappers, and toilet paper is considered a non-essential item in the embargo against Brasilistan. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cat-Herders United's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Cat-Herders United is ranked 11,886th in the world and 123rd in Forest for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring 5,061.3 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,754thMost Influential: 4,146thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,975thNicest Citizens: 7,491stMost Inclusive: 7,889thTop
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Most Pacifist: 9,606thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,599thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,659thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,022ndLargest Publishing Industry: 11,111thMost Cultured: 11,212thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,243rdBest Weather: 11,294thLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,319thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,526thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,024thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,077thMost Developed: 12,534thSmartest Citizens: 14,301stSafest: 14,480thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,735thHealthiest Citizens: 15,635thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,828th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 19th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 34th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 34th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Cat-Herders United, toilet paper is considered a non-essential item in the embargo against Brasilistan.
  • : Cat-Herders United voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Civil Defence Siren".
  • : Following new legislation in Cat-Herders United, the nightly news reports prosaically on the government blindly throwing money at despotic kidnappers.
  • : Following new legislation in Cat-Herders United, old warplanes and tanks that break down can't be repaired since no one makes the parts anymore.
  • : Following new legislation in Cat-Herders United, the army spends more time producing 'romantic videos' than actually training soldiers.
  • : Following new legislation in Cat-Herders United, chickens frolic freely on swings and roundabouts in El Pueblo Unido's playgrounds.
  • : Cat-Herders United was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Cat-Herders United, a new guerrilla marketing campaign for tap water involves government agents spraying random citizens with hose water.
  • : Following new legislation in Cat-Herders United, the Cat-Herders Unitedian Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances.
  • : Following new legislation in Cat-Herders United, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income.

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