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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,417th Most Politically Free: 11,668th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,185th
The United Kingdom of
Corporate Bordello
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Unproven
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
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Catrela

Population16 million

CurrencyFlorin
Animalcatrelan cottontail rabbit

The United Kingdom of Catrela is a tiny, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, flagrant waste-dumping, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 16 million Catrelans 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 relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Welfare. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 15.6%.

The strong Catrelan economy, worth 1.01 trillion Florins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Woodchip Exports industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Automobile Manufacturing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 63,242 Florins, with the richest citizens earning 8.6 times as much as the poorest.

Scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, warfare increasingly resembles a video game, the nation's hospitals are criticized for caring more about profits than patients, and legal contracts aren't worth the paper they're written on. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent. Catrela's national animal is the catrelan cottontail rabbit, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Catrela is ranked 157,474th in the world and 8,148th in The North Pacific for Largest Populations, with 16.0 million Capita.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,417thMost Politically Free: 11,668thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,185thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12,199th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 380th in the regionMost Politically Free: 395th in the regionTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 539th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 683rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Catrela, legal contracts aren't worth the paper they're written on.
  • : Following new legislation in Catrela, the nation's hospitals are criticized for caring more about profits than patients.
  • : Following new legislation in Catrela, warfare increasingly resembles a video game.
  • : Following new legislation in Catrela, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Catrela, you need two tenors and a coloratura contralto to sing the national anthem properly.
  • : Following new legislation in Catrela, tourists visit Catrela to mass-moon Catrelan politicians.
  • : Following new legislation in Catrela, a five-year-old and a convicted terrorist can sit alongside one another in jury service.
  • : Following new legislation in Catrela, charged suspects often have to wait years before the courts have room to judge their trial.
  • : Catrela published "The Imperial Football Association of Catrela" (Account: Sport).
  • : Following new legislation in Catrela, protesters are up in arms over new nuclear power stations.

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