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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 133rd Most Advanced Public Education: 362nd Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 397th
The Nazioaren of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Esperientzia Lasaitasuna
Regional Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Nazioaren of Cathorcea is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Delphine Paul with an iron fist, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, pith helmet sales, and frequent executions. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.1 billion Cathorceao are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hiriburu. The average income tax rate is 96.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Kathyean economy, worth 834 trillion diruas a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Book Publishing, Tourism, and Basket Weaving. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 163,706 diruas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

The words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence, Hiriburu is a police state during international summits, the military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers, and the Kathyean Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cathorcea's national animal is the txakur, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Kristautasuna.

Cathorcea is ranked 4,852nd in the world and 15th in Renegade Islands Alliance for Most Cultured, scoring 149 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 133rdMost Advanced Public Education: 362ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 397thMost Subsidized Industry: 632ndLargest Black Market: 650thMost Devout: 704thBest Weather: 971stMost Inclusive: 974thMost Corrupt Governments: 996thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,217thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,987thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,054thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,179thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,554thMost Primitive: 2,860thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,457thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,607thMost Cultured: 4,852ndHealthiest Citizens: 5,310thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,386thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,770thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,871stHighest Poor Incomes: 6,016thLargest Governments: 6,140thMost Developed: 6,152ndTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 8,826thLowest Crime Rates: 10,099thMost Efficient Economies: 11,086thMost Influential: 12,117thMost Pacifist: 12,134thHighest Economic Output: 12,823rd
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionMost Primitive: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 12th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Cultured: 15th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 17th in the regionLargest Governments: 17th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 18th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 19th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 20th in the regionMost Developed: 20th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Cathorcea, the Kathyean Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas.
  • : Following new legislation in Cathorcea, the military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers.
  • : Following new legislation in Cathorcea, Hiriburu is a police state during international summits.
  • : Following new legislation in Cathorcea, the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence.
  • : Cathorcea was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • : Following new legislation in Cathorcea, popular websites like NationStates are blocked for "national security".
  • : Following new legislation in Cathorcea, troops are either deafened by gunfire or a hysterical voice screaming the Party manifesto.
  • : Following new legislation in Cathorcea, there's never enough space in space.
  • : Following new legislation in Cathorcea, cassocked priests and choirboys believe that what happens behind closed doors stays behind closed doors.
  • : Following new legislation in Cathorcea, annulments are on the rise as couples discover their ancestors were born in the same hospitals.

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