by Max Barry

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 111th Most Advanced Public Education: 306th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 366th
The Nazioaren of
Father Knows Best State
Heroiak Inoiz Ez Hil
Vasco Arnaoutakis
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Factbook People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Nazioaren of Cathorcea is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Vasco Arnaoutakis with an iron fist, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, daily referendums, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.448 billion Cathorceao are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, well-organized morass — 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 97.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Kathyean economy, worth 986 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, Basket Weaving, and Tourism. 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 181,097 diruas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Political candidates must be personally vetted by Vasco Arnaoutakis, politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech, the nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees, and immigrant Bigtopians work themselves to the bone to support gold-plated Kathyean pensions. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very 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 152,961st in the world and 193rd in Renegade Islands Alliance for Safest, scoring 4.28 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 111thMost Advanced Public Education: 306thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 366thMost Subsidized Industry: 468thMost Devout: 603rdLargest Black Market: 639thMost Inclusive: 755thBest Weather: 824thMost Corrupt Governments: 889thMost Beautiful Environments: 958thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,556thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,691stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,885thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,211thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,652ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,666thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,972ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,334thLargest Governments: 4,179thMost Cultured: 4,307thHealthiest Citizens: 4,459thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,755thMost Developed: 4,774thMost Efficient Economies: 4,884thLowest Crime Rates: 6,152ndMost Primitive: 6,326thHighest Average Incomes: 6,455thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,863rdTop
Most Pacifist: 7,834thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,040thMost Influential: 8,880thHighest Economic Output: 10,772nd
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionTop
Most Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionMost Primitive: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 11th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 12th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionMost Cultured: 13th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 15th in the regionMost Developed: 16th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Cathorcea, immigrant Bigtopians work themselves to the bone to support gold-plated Kathyean pensions.
  • : Following new legislation in Cathorcea, the nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees.
  • : Following new legislation in Cathorcea, politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech.
  • : Cathorcea voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Against Political Discrimination".
  • : Following new legislation in Cathorcea, political candidates must be personally vetted by Vasco Arnaoutakis.
  • : Following new legislation in Cathorcea, the importance of winning Olympic gold medals is indoctrinated from an early age.
  • : Following new legislation in Cathorcea, frequent fliers are obliged to submit to invasive security procedures by government security.
  • : Following new legislation in Cathorcea, the realistic depiction of tentacles is on the core syllabus of most art schools.
  • : Following new legislation in Cathorcea, the constant playing of Merry Birthday on Kathyean radio has led to calls for the song to be classified as a crime against humanity.
  • : Following new legislation in Cathorcea, arbitrary election rules are considered sacrosanct.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 6 » The Northern Cresent, Nicklebak, The Republic of Pluck, Miloscia, Billropa, and Timothia.

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