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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,270thMost Influential: 5,206thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,679th
The United Socialist States of
Left-wing Utopia
Proficere non potest sine mutatione
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
World Benchmark

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Catsonya

Population550 million

CurrencyCredit Points
AnimalCyber-Cats

The United Socialist States of Catsonya is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its parental licensing program, daily referendums, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 550 million Catsonyans 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, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 82.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Catsonyan economy, worth 48.1 trillion Credit Points 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, Book Publishing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 87,475 Credit Points, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Young girls and senior citizens alike can be spotted wearing colourful short shorts, treason is relative, the government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines, and computer users are buried daily in thousands of unsolicited emails. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Catsonya's national animal is the Cyber-Cats, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Catsonya is ranked 186,794th in the world and 6,749th in the South Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring -81.11 on the Rand Index.

Top
5%
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,270thMost Influential: 5,206thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,679thMost Inclusive: 8,008thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,329thMost Pacifist: 8,626thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,846thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,232ndNicest Citizens: 9,962ndTop
10%
Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,112thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,630thSmartest Citizens: 12,979thMost Income Equality: 13,871stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,389thLowest Crime Rates: 14,936thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,140thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,315thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,424thMost Secular: 15,734thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,883rdLargest Governments: 17,271stBest Weather: 17,376thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,582ndLongest Average Lifespans: 18,653rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,803rdMost Politically Free: 20,013th
Top
5%
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 184th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 256th in the regionMost Inclusive: 272nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 287th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 289th in the regionMost Pacifist: 324th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 344th in the regionNicest Citizens: 350th in the regionTop
10%
Largest Information Technology Sector: 392nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 397th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 428th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 449th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 457th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 474th in the regionLargest Governments: 479th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 499th in the regionMost Politically Free: 501st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 525th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 536th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 550th in the regionMost Secular: 552nd in the regionMost Influential: 566th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 590th in the regionBest Weather: 599th in the regionMost Income Equality: 613th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 695th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 719th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 719th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Catsonya, computer users are buried daily in thousands of unsolicited emails.
  • : Catsonya voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Trotterdam".
  • : Catsonya voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Legal Rights of Workers".
  • : Following new legislation in Catsonya, the government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines.
  • : Following new legislation in Catsonya, treason is relative.
  • : Catsonya endorsed The High Court Justice of Ebonhand.
  • : Following new legislation in Catsonya, young girls and senior citizens alike can be spotted wearing colourful short shorts.
  • : Following new legislation in Catsonya, one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber.
  • : Catsonya was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Catsonya was endorsed by The High Court Justice of Ebonhand.

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