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Largest Populations: 6,287th Most Pacifist: 7,211th Most Compassionate Citizens: 7,268th
The Gran Marca Espanola of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Paz, Justícia y Libertad
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Civil Rights
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Catalpha

Population15.932 billion

CapitalMiramonte
LeaderHRH Prince Felipe de Borbón

CurrencyOccitan Euro
AnimalSpanish Eagle

The Gran Marca Espanola of Catalpha is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by HRH Prince Felipe de Borbón with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, ban on automobiles, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, devout population of 15.932 billion Catalphans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Miramonte. The average income tax rate is 88.8%.

The large but inefficient Catalphan economy, worth 851 trillion Occitan Euros a year, is extremely specialized and solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 53,449 Occitan Euros, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.3 times as much as the poorest.

Political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations, school uniforms are compulsory, dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws, and postmen have been arrested in job lots for selling junk mail as home insulation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Catalpha's national animal is the Spanish Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Catalpha is ranked 156,296th in the world and 31st in Occitania for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -12.65 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Populations: 6,287thMost Pacifist: 7,211thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,268thMost Influential: 7,913thNicest Citizens: 8,108thHighest Drug Use: 8,267thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,855thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,296thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,263rdLowest Crime Rates: 10,677thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,539thMost Devout: 11,784thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,476thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,939thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,072ndSafest: 13,197thHighest Economic Output: 13,818thSmartest Citizens: 14,850thHealthiest Citizens: 15,232ndMost Advanced Public Education: 15,257thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,671stLargest Governments: 16,413thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,726th
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the region

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