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Fattest Citizens: 1,107thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,283rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,417th
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Population16 billion

LeaderStaryi Ulyana Avii Dragomir

Animalvortex drake

The Catastrophe of Catalyse is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Staryi Ulyana Avii Dragomir with an even hand, and notable for its smutty television, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 16 billion Catalysiis enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The relatively small, corrupt, liberal government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Industry, and Welfare are also considered important, while Law & Order and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Catan. The average income tax rate is 8.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Catalysean economy, worth a remarkable 3,019 trillion thels a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Retail, Soda Sales, and Gambling. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 188,728 thels, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

AI citizens are criticized for being robotic, flight attendants rip down curtains with revolutionary fervor, hospitals fear government fines more than terrorist ransoms, and toast never burns but always has a weird chemical taste. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Catalyse's national animal is the vortex drake, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Strawberryism.

Catalyse is ranked 242,542nd in the world and 6,779th in the Rejected Realms for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.73 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Fattest Citizens: 1,107thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,283rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,417thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,652ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,725thHighest Crime Rates: 1,910thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,213thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,321stLargest Gambling Industry: 2,648thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,898thHighest Drug Use: 2,932ndTop
Most Avoided: 3,312thLargest Black Market: 4,669thRudest Citizens: 4,814thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,005thHighest Economic Output: 6,055thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,598thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,959thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,519thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,257thMost Inclusive: 8,306thMost Cultured: 8,897thLargest Mining Sector: 8,990thMost Armed: 9,299thHighest Average Incomes: 9,326thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,531stSmartest Citizens: 13,187thMost Influential: 13,528thMost Efficient Economies: 13,701stTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 16,538thLargest Populations: 19,831stMost Secular: 20,737thHighest Food Quality: 22,907thLargest Welfare Programs: 25,041stMost Corrupt Governments: 25,902ndMost Subsidized Industry: 27,356thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 28,507thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 29,177thMost Stationary: 29,962nd
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 40th in the regionFattest Citizens: 49th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 52nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 55th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 62nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 65th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 67th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 69th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 74th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 78th in the regionTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 89th in the regionMost Avoided: 100th in the regionLargest Black Market: 121st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 153rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 155th in the regionRudest Citizens: 155th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 157th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 171st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 193rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 197th in the regionMost Inclusive: 201st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 206th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 209th in the regionMost Cultured: 213th in the regionMost Influential: 221st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 247th in the regionMost Armed: 257th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 294th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 307th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 318th in the regionLargest Populations: 330th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 387th in the regionMost Stationary: 397th in the regionTop
Nudest: 473rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 477th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 555th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 571st in the regionMost Secular: 581st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 593rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 598th in the regionLargest Governments: 736th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 758th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 805th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 844th in the region

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