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Largest Populations: 907th Highest Economic Output: 4,075th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,238th
The Queen's State of
Corporate Bordello
Doing Business
the Governor
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Cato Atoll

Population33.026 billion

CapitalCapital Heights
Leaderthe Governor


The Queen's State of Cato Atoll is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by the Governor with a fair hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, frequent executions, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 33.026 billion Cato Atollians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Industry, although Law & Order, Defense, and Education are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital Heights. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.4%.

The all-consuming Cato Atollian economy, worth a remarkable 2,639 trillion betales a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. Average income is 79,909 betales, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 315,393 per year while the poor average 13,715, a ratio of 23.0 to 1.

Administrative districts are increasingly defined by their taste in housing architecture, Cato Atoll has designated Capital Heights as its capital city, the Governor has just been declared ruler of Cato Atoll in an international press conference, and political gridlock ensues as even the most innocuous legislation is vetoed by the Supreme Court for potential civil rights violations. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Cato Atoll's national animal is the deer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Cato Atoll is ranked 94,596th in the world and 40th in Old Spirit for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 1,051.84 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Largest Populations: 907thTop
Highest Economic Output: 4,075thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,238thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6,893rdTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8,187thMost Avoided: 9,001stHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,313thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,224thHighest Crime Rates: 13,165thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,262ndMost Pro-Market: 13,480thLargest Mining Sector: 14,141st
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionTop
Fattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the region

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