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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 498thMost Influential: 712thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,216th
The Quentibanch of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Misericordia erga alios
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population18.164 billion

LeaderQueen Supreme President Chief Cate


The Quentibanch of Caterasia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Queen Supreme President Chief Cate with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, state-planned economy, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 18.164 billion Caterasians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Equicate. The average income tax rate is 96.8%.

The all-consuming Caterasian economy, worth a remarkable 2,279 trillion Marguerites a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 125,480 Marguerites, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

In musicals everybody's a little bit racist, nouveau riche farmers diligently take care of their golden calf herds, lawyers spend as much time preparing their make-up as they do their briefs, and group hugs break out during floor votes. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Caterasia's national animal is the horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Caterasia is ranked 283,970th in the world and 294th in Forest for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -13.19 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 498thMost Influential: 712thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,216thBest Weather: 1,315thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,780thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,869thMost Pacifist: 2,194thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,414thTop
Nicest Citizens: 2,863rdMost Advanced Public Education: 3,015thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,077thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,160thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,185thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,313thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,535thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,677thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,712thSafest: 3,719thHealthiest Citizens: 3,834thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,064thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,332ndHighest Food Quality: 5,120thMost Cultured: 5,563rdLargest Governments: 6,027thLowest Crime Rates: 6,660thMost Inclusive: 8,257thSmartest Citizens: 8,361stHighest Economic Output: 8,392ndMost Stationary: 10,163rdHighest Poor Incomes: 10,338thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,564thTop
Largest Populations: 14,941stMost Developed: 15,770thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,795thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,736thMost Income Equality: 21,321stHighest Average Incomes: 24,032nd
Most Stationary: 18th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 23rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 24th in the regionMost Influential: 27th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 32nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 33rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 34th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 34th in the region

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