by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 127thLargest Welfare Programs: 305thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 574th
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Population13.427 billion

FaithCat Worship


The Catocracy of Catiania is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Katrina with a fair hand, and renowned for its soft-spoken computers, national health service, and infamous sell-swords. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 13.427 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, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Katton. The average income tax rate is 99.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Cat economy, worth a remarkable 2,703 trillion mice a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 201,332 mice, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Toddlers are wielding machine guns in the name of national defense, refugees from other nations are flocking to Catiania's border, undergrads find their professors' mushroom experiments less psychedelic than expected, and disaster relief budgets are growing like wildfire. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Catiania's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cat Worship.

Catiania is ranked 220,654th in the world and 7,416th in The East Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.3 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 127thLargest Welfare Programs: 305thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 574thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 768thMost Pacifist: 827thMost Inclusive: 869thNicest Citizens: 965thMost Compassionate Citizens: 969thMost Developed: 1,010thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,202ndLongest Average Lifespans: 1,213thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,259thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,263rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,325thSafest: 1,433rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,472ndLargest Governments: 1,529thBest Weather: 1,563rdHealthiest Citizens: 1,632ndMost Advanced Public Education: 1,758thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,812thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,856thMost Cultured: 1,900thMost Efficient Economies: 2,166thLowest Crime Rates: 2,170thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,241stTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 2,580thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,686thSmartest Citizens: 3,032ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,159thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,796thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,244thHighest Economic Output: 5,679thHighest Average Incomes: 6,613thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,783rdMost Influential: 7,392ndMost Devout: 7,397thNudest: 11,395thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,697thMost Income Equality: 19,006thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,576thLargest Populations: 20,388thMost Politically Free: 21,045th
Largest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 23rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 25th in the regionNicest Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 27th in the regionMost Inclusive: 28th in the regionMost Developed: 30th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 30th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 32nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 33rd in the regionLargest Governments: 38th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 39th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 43rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 43rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 44th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 46th in the regionMost Cultured: 47th in the regionSafest: 48th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 48th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 50th in the regionBest Weather: 50th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 56th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 61st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 65th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 67th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 91st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 93rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 98th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 101st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 147th in the regionLargest Populations: 155th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 162nd in the regionMost Devout: 206th in the regionMost Politically Free: 239th in the regionNudest: 275th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 514th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 541st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 565th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 588th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 720th in the region

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