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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,408thMost Pacifist: 1,754thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,890th
The Bourgeois Liberals of
Left-wing Utopia
For our freedom and yours
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Population11.504 billion

LeaderEd Miliband

Animalwolf in mouse clothing

The Bourgeois Liberals of Collatis is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Ed Miliband with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 11.504 billion Collasians 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 large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Collatia. The average income tax rate is 90.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Collasian economy, worth a remarkable 1,877 trillion counoes a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 163,161 counoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars, the government seizes all major gold finds, arbitrary election rules are considered sacrosanct, and the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction. Crime is totally unknown. Collatis's national animal is the wolf in mouse clothing, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Collatis is ranked 17,861st in the world and 728th in Lazarus for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 6,520.46 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,408thMost Pacifist: 1,754thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,890thNicest Citizens: 1,903rdTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 2,415thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,556thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,690thHealthiest Citizens: 2,701stLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,813thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,938thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,113thMost Cultured: 3,353rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,421stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,535thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,757thBest Weather: 3,815thMost Developed: 4,003rdMost Beautiful Environments: 4,278thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,494thMost Inclusive: 4,582ndSmartest Citizens: 5,194thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,403rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,002ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,017thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,131stLargest Governments: 6,944thLowest Crime Rates: 7,037thHighest Economic Output: 7,962ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,108thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 10,856thNudest: 11,130thSafest: 11,261stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,820thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,175thMost Efficient Economies: 14,265thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,154thMost Secular: 15,430thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,599thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 17,861st
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 73rd in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 79th in the regionMost Pacifist: 86th in the regionNicest Citizens: 87th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 118th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 129th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 141st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 144th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 144th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 144th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 159th in the regionMost Cultured: 177th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 180th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 196th in the regionBest Weather: 203rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 206th in the regionMost Developed: 207th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 207th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 225th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 233rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 265th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 275th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 296th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 357th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 370th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 385th in the regionLargest Governments: 388th in the regionNudest: 429th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 449th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 505th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 590th in the regionSafest: 630th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 634th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 728th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 734th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 739th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Collatis's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Collatis's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Collatis was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Collatis ceased to exist in Osiris.
  • : Collatis was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Collatis's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Collatis was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Collatis's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Collatis's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Collatis was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.


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