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Largest Populations: 6,856th Most Compassionate Citizens: 6,955th Most Influential: 6,963rd
The Gran Marca Espanola of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Paz, Justícia y Libertad
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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The Gran Marca Espanola of Catalpha is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by HRH Prince Felipe de Borbón with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, devout population of 14.527 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 776 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 72,818th in the world and 28th in Occitania for Largest Black Market, with 330 billion Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Populations: 6,856thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,955thMost Influential: 6,963rdMost Pacifist: 7,197thNicest Citizens: 8,052ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,236thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 9,808thLowest Crime Rates: 10,676thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,251stMost Devout: 12,121stMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,423rdLargest Publishing Industry: 12,585thSafest: 12,990thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,012thHighest Drug Use: 13,817thSmartest Citizens: 13,827thHighest Economic Output: 13,876thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,468thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,770thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,856thHealthiest Citizens: 15,110thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,006thLargest Governments: 16,775th
Highest Drug Use: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Catalpha was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Catalpha altered its national flag.
  • : Catalpha was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Catalpha was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Catalpha's influence in Occitania fell from "Superpower" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Catalpha's influence in Occitania rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Superpower".
  • : Catalpha relocated from Lazarus to Occitania.
  • : Catalpha was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Catalpha ceased to exist in Occitania.
  • : Catalpha's influence in Occitania rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".


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