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Least Corrupt Governments: 329thSafest: 408thMost Pacifist: 440th
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Population20.575 billion

LeaderNationStates MEMBER SINCE MARCH 2007


The Quantum Interference Device of Courlany is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by NationStates MEMBER SINCE MARCH 2007 with a fair hand, and renowned for its avant-garde cinema, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 20.575 billion Courlaners love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Courlanepolis-Sagan. The income tax rate is 100.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Courlan economy, worth a remarkable 5,519 trillion NOBEL PRIZES a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 268,264 NOBEL PRIZES, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking, sex education has become an intricate maze of stick figures and complex metaphors, couples kissing on the street are detained for 'unlawful exchange of genetic material', and proper policy proposals prerequire professional peer-reviewed papers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Courlany's national animal is the PRINCETON TIGER, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Courlany is ranked 2,496th in the world and 111th in Lazarus for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 711.97 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 329thSafest: 408thMost Pacifist: 440thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 472ndMost Beautiful Environments: 606thLargest Publishing Industry: 636thMost Developed: 654thMost Advanced Public Education: 655thLongest Average Lifespans: 723rdSmartest Citizens: 732ndMost Cultured: 735thMost Advanced Public Transport: 757thNicest Citizens: 848thHealthiest Citizens: 853rdBest Weather: 864thLowest Crime Rates: 894thMost Compassionate Citizens: 933rdLargest Governments: 974thHighest Food Quality: 1,060thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,080thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,095thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,177thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,203rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,210thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,495thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,819thMost Efficient Economies: 1,937thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,938thHighest Economic Output: 2,099thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,496thMost Inclusive: 2,557thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,947thHighest Average Incomes: 3,202ndMost Influential: 3,488thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,308thLargest Populations: 9,290thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,676thMost Secular: 12,403rdTop
Most Stationary: 14,677thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 21,283rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 22,806thMost Income Equality: 23,205thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 23,498th
Least Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionMost Pacifist: 16th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 21st in the regionNicest Citizens: 21st in the regionSafest: 22nd in the regionMost Developed: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 25th in the regionBest Weather: 26th in the regionMost Cultured: 28th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 29th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 29th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 29th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 31st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 34th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 37th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 38th in the regionLargest Governments: 38th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 41st in the regionMost Influential: 42nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 44th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 46th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 47th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 49th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 51st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 62nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 69th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 71st in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 78th in the regionMost Inclusive: 87th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 91st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 111th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 139th in the regionLargest Populations: 240th in the regionMost Stationary: 240th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 376th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 493rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 621st in the regionMost Secular: 686th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 704th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 749th in the region

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