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Most Primitive: 5,117th
The Protectorate of
Father Knows Best State
Disharmony, like a cat, gets everywhere
Influence
Negotiator
Cat
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Few

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Cat020

Population823 million

CurrencyMouse
AnimalCat

The Protectorate of Cat020 is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its ritual sacrifices, frequent executions, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 823 million Cat020ians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Healthcare, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 59.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Cat020ian economy, worth 31.4 trillion Mice a year, is highly specialized and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Cheese Exports, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 38,161 Mice, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Returning tourists and businessmen are detained without trial if they belong to the "wrong" religion, people who stay late at the office often come home to find their own funeral being planned, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread, and the lactose-intolerant are force-fed cheese products with predictably gassy results. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate. Cat020's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Cat020 is ranked 123,206th in the world and 2nd in Tower of Saint Constantine for Highest Poor Incomes, with 22,255.37 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Primitive: 5,117th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Cat020, the lactose-intolerant are force-fed cheese products with predictably gassy results.
  • : Following new legislation in Cat020, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread.
  • : Following new legislation in Cat020, people who stay late at the office often come home to find their own funeral being planned.
  • : Following new legislation in Cat020, returning tourists and businessmen are detained without trial if they belong to the "wrong" religion.
  • : Cat020's influence in Tower of Saint Constantine rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
  • : Following new legislation in Cat020, the letters L, G, and B must never be grouped together.
  • : Following new legislation in Cat020, airplane passengers have been known to stuff pillows in their jackets to get extra arm room.
  • : Following new legislation in Cat020, builders spend more time negotiating "tasteful architecture" than on actual construction.
  • : Cat020's influence in Tower of Saint Constantine rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Cat020's influence in Tower of Saint Constantine rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".

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