by Max Barry

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 298th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 539th Most Rebellious Youth: 571st
The Sleeping Cats of
How fortunate the man with none
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population24.977 billion

LeaderGrey One

Animalsleeping cat

The Sleeping Cats of Greybrow is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Grey One with an even hand, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, suspicion of poets, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 24.977 billion Sleepyheadcats enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, with Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Social Policy aren't funded at all. Income tax is unheard of.

The all-consuming Sleepy economy, worth a remarkable 6,644 trillion nones a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is an amazing 266,011 nones, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 815,092 per year while the poor average 67,201, a ratio of 12.1 to 1.

Businesses are abandoning the city centre because of the lack of transport connections, bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of, 'To Regulate And Beyond' is the unofficial motto of the Sleepy Space Agency, and bike rage is all the rage. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Greybrow's national animal is the sleeping cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Greybrow is ranked 68,086th in the world and 93rd in Capitalist Paradise for Most Average, scoring 40.33 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 298thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 539thMost Rebellious Youth: 571stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 597thHighest Economic Output: 656thMost Influential: 779thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 860thHighest Disposable Incomes: 890thMost Armed: 1,009thHighest Crime Rates: 1,127thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,208thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,359thRudest Citizens: 1,658thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 1,938thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,009thHighest Average Incomes: 2,065thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,188thSmartest Citizens: 2,204thLargest Populations: 2,274thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,312thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,449thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,623rdBest Weather: 2,710thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,994thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,166thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,198thHealthiest Citizens: 4,552ndLongest Average Lifespans: 4,825thLargest Gambling Industry: 6,010thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,729thMost Developed: 6,859thLargest Black Market: 7,462ndLargest Retail Industry: 7,875thMost Secular: 8,294thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,663rdTop
Nudest: 12,534thLargest Agricultural Sector: 18,116th
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 12th in the regionBest Weather: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 13th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 14th in the regionLargest Populations: 15th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 18th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 18th in the regionMost Influential: 20th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Developed: 21st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 22nd in the regionMost Armed: 23rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 25th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 25th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 26th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 27th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Greybrow, bike rage is all the rage.
  • : Greybrow was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Greybrow was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Greybrow, 'To Regulate And Beyond' is the unofficial motto of the Sleepy Space Agency.
  • : Greybrow was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Greybrow was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Greybrow altered its national flag.
  • : Greybrow's influence in Capitalist Paradise rose from "Nipper" to "Truckler".
  • : Following new legislation in Greybrow, bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of.
  • : Greybrow relocated from Lazarus to Capitalist Paradise.


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