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Least Corrupt Governments: 320thMost Pacifist: 363rdSafest: 392nd
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Population19.077 billion

LeaderNationStates MEMBER SINCE MARCH 2007


The Quantum Interference Device of Courlany is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by NationStates MEMBER SINCE MARCH 2007 with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 19.077 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, although Environment, Industry, and Healthcare 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 99.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Courlan economy, worth a remarkable 5,094 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 267,047 NOBEL PRIZES, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

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, Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume, and drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking. 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 234,450th in the world and 9,070th in Lazarus for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 15.79 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 320thMost Pacifist: 363rdSafest: 392ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 451stMost Beautiful Environments: 595thLargest Publishing Industry: 624thMost Advanced Public Education: 640thMost Developed: 643rdSmartest Citizens: 691stMost Cultured: 712thLongest Average Lifespans: 716thNicest Citizens: 716thMost Compassionate Citizens: 724thMost Advanced Public Transport: 777thBest Weather: 797thHealthiest Citizens: 828thLowest Crime Rates: 845thLargest Governments: 898thHighest Food Quality: 933rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,012thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,042ndLargest Welfare Programs: 1,129thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,146thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,147thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,487thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,539thMost Efficient Economies: 1,637thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,883rdHighest Economic Output: 2,128thMost Inclusive: 2,325thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,406thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,874thHighest Average Incomes: 3,007thMost Influential: 3,248thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,087thLargest Populations: 9,610thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,008thMost Secular: 11,722ndTop
Most Stationary: 16,195thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18,538thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19,324thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19,793rdMost Income Equality: 23,020th
Least Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Pacifist: 11th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17th in the regionSafest: 19th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 21st in the regionNicest Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 22nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 23rd in the regionMost Developed: 25th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 25th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 28th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 29th in the regionBest Weather: 29th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 31st in the regionMost Influential: 34th in the regionMost Cultured: 34th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 35th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 41st in the regionLargest Governments: 42nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 44th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 44th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 45th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 50th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 51st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 51st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 64th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 68th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 75th in the regionMost Inclusive: 81st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 82nd in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 93rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 108th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 155th in the regionMost Stationary: 265th in the regionLargest Populations: 275th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 383rd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 579th in the regionMost Secular: 669th in the regionMost Income Equality: 720th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 793rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 889th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 895th in the region

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