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Population13.999 billion

LeaderNationStates MEMBER SINCE MARCH 2007


The Quantum Interference Device of Courlany is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by NationStates MEMBER SINCE MARCH 2007 with a fair hand, and renowned for its national health service, keen interest in outer space, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 13.999 billion Courlaners are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Industry, and Welfare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Courlanepolis-Sagan. The average income tax rate is 99.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Courlan economy, worth a remarkable 3,775 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 269,725 NOBEL PRIZES, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Much of Courlany's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence, a sudden shout of "surprise!" does not herald a party for teachers, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation', and the government seeks peaceful forum with terrorists. 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 169,145th in the world and 5,603rd in Lazarus for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -1000.99 on the Hayek Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 274thMost Pacifist: 286thSafest: 354thMost Developed: 357thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 390thLongest Average Lifespans: 427thMost Compassionate Citizens: 458thNicest Citizens: 494thMost Beautiful Environments: 508thSmartest Citizens: 553rdLargest Publishing Industry: 559thMost Cultured: 626thMost Advanced Public Education: 654thHealthiest Citizens: 752ndLowest Crime Rates: 756thLargest Governments: 795thBest Weather: 817thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,000thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,008thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,015thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,058thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,168thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,256thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,627thMost Inclusive: 1,660thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,013thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,016thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,068thHighest Average Incomes: 2,237thHighest Economic Output: 2,271stMost Efficient Economies: 2,544thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,567thMost Influential: 2,632ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,789thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,741stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,374thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,660thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,463rdTop
Most Secular: 10,224thLargest Populations: 11,097th
Most Pacifist: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 12th in the regionNicest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionSafest: 14th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 17th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 22nd in the regionMost Cultured: 23rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 23rd in the regionLargest Governments: 27th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Influential: 29th in the regionBest Weather: 29th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 33rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 40th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 43rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 43rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 50th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 53rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 56th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 63rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 82nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 99th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 102nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 109th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 109th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 110th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 148th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 205th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 247th in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 307th in the regionLargest Populations: 349th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 395th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 474th in the regionMost Secular: 505th in the region

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