Most Compassionate Citizens: 6,456th Most Influential: 6,713th Most Pacifist: 6,885th
The Gran Marca Espanola of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Paz, Justícia y Libertad
Regional Influence
Powerbroker
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Very Good

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The Gran Marca Espanola of Catalpha is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by HRH Prince Felipe de Borbón with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, devout population of 13.94 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 745 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 35,449th in the world and 9th in Occitania for Most Average, scoring 43.81 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

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Most Compassionate Citizens: 6,456thMost Influential: 6,713thMost Pacifist: 6,885thLargest Populations: 7,163rdNicest Citizens: 7,424thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,184thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,305thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,632ndLowest Crime Rates: 10,649thMost Devout: 11,337thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,810thHighest Drug Use: 12,338thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,353rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,959thSmartest Citizens: 13,064thSafest: 13,276thHighest Economic Output: 13,941stMost Advanced Public Education: 14,469thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,513thHealthiest Citizens: 14,542ndLongest Average Lifespans: 15,277thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,869th
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Highest Drug Use: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : 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".
  • : Catalpha was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : 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 Economic Output, Largest Welfare Programs, and Longest Average Lifespans.

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