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Least Corrupt Governments: 302ndMost Pacifist: 326thSafest: 363rd
The Quantum Interference Device of
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Population17.907 billion

LeaderNationStates MEMBER SINCE MARCH 2007


The Quantum Interference Device of Courlany is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by NationStates MEMBER SINCE MARCH 2007 with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, avant-garde cinema, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 17.907 billion Courlaners 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 government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Industry, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Courlanepolis-Sagan. The average income tax rate is 99.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Courlan economy, worth a remarkable 4,802 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 268,207 NOBEL PRIZES, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Directors of low-budget sci-fi films are flocking to use Courlanepolis-Sagan as a backdrop, the nation's generous tax credits have brought all the film studios to the yard, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare, and Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume. 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 240,720th in the world and 8,182nd in Lazarus for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -27.27 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Least Corrupt Governments: 302ndMost Pacifist: 326thSafest: 363rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 462ndMost Beautiful Environments: 566thMost Developed: 614thLargest Publishing Industry: 616thMost Compassionate Citizens: 621stNicest Citizens: 622ndMost Advanced Public Education: 648thSmartest Citizens: 664thMost Cultured: 680thLongest Average Lifespans: 696thBest Weather: 800thHealthiest Citizens: 801stLowest Crime Rates: 814thMost Advanced Public Transport: 837thLargest Governments: 888thHighest Average Tax Rates: 989thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,034thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,064thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,106thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,164thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,521stMost Efficient Economies: 1,535thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,613thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,901stMost Inclusive: 2,139thHighest Economic Output: 2,165thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,346thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,578thMost Influential: 2,733rdHighest Average Incomes: 2,901stLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,887thLargest Populations: 9,945thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,265thMost Secular: 12,079thTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,783rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14,723rdMost Stationary: 18,472ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,788th
Least Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionMost Pacifist: 11th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionSafest: 15th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18th in the regionNicest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Developed: 20th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 20th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 21st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 24th in the regionMost Influential: 25th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 26th in the regionMost Cultured: 27th in the regionBest Weather: 30th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 32nd in the regionLargest Governments: 39th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 41st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 41st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 46th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 47th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 50th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 53rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 56th in the regionMost Inclusive: 63rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 64th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 71st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 78th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 81st in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 94th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 101st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 162nd in the regionLargest Populations: 285th in the regionMost Stationary: 286th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 357th in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 554th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 574th in the regionMost Secular: 630th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 630th in the regionMost Income Equality: 791st in the region

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