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Largest Welfare Programs: 498thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 852ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,015th
The Catocracy of
Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population11.552 billion



The Catocracy of Catiania is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Katrina with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 11.552 billion Cats are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Katton. The average income tax rate is 98.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Cat economy, worth a remarkable 2,106 trillion mice a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 182,378 mice, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms, referenda are held for every conceivable government action, and social media sites prompt users to send birthday greetings to unresponsive nonagenarians. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Catiania's national animal is the Cow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Felinism.

Catiania is ranked 205,782nd in the world and 8,842nd in The East Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -22.93 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Largest Welfare Programs: 498thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 852ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,015thMost Pacifist: 1,034thMost Inclusive: 1,103rdNicest Citizens: 1,182ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,208thSafest: 1,361stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,413thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,603rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,692ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,753rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,763rdHealthiest Citizens: 1,828thBest Weather: 1,838thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,918thMost Developed: 1,943rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,974thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,992ndTop
Largest Governments: 2,246thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,440thLowest Crime Rates: 2,561stHighest Poor Incomes: 2,685thMost Cultured: 2,810thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,924thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,735thSmartest Citizens: 3,848thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,871stLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,029thMost Efficient Economies: 4,447thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,520thMost Influential: 6,804thHighest Economic Output: 6,865thMost Devout: 7,936thHighest Average Incomes: 8,118thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,586thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,447thMost Income Equality: 17,786thNudest: 20,022nd
Largest Welfare Programs: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 24th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 33rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 33rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 35th in the regionNicest Citizens: 35th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 36th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 37th in the regionSafest: 37th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 40th in the regionMost Inclusive: 42nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 45th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 48th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 51st in the regionBest Weather: 52nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 52nd in the regionLargest Governments: 56th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 57th in the regionMost Developed: 60th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 62nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 64th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 64th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 66th in the regionMost Cultured: 68th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 72nd in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 96th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 105th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 107th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 108th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 109th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 164th in the regionLargest Populations: 165th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 184th in the regionMost Devout: 217th in the regionNudest: 344th in the regionMost Influential: 410th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 419th in the region

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