by Max Barry

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 299th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 511th Most Rebellious Youth: 545th
The Sleeping Cats of
How fortunate the man with none
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Population25.674 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 notable for its keen interest in outer space, rampant corporate plagiarism, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 25.674 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 receive no funds. Income tax is unheard of.

The all-consuming Sleepy economy, worth a remarkable 6,829 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 2,817th in the world and 23rd in Capitalist Paradise for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 8,470.64 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 299thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 511thMost Rebellious Youth: 545thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 630thHighest Economic Output: 655thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 843rdMost Influential: 870thHighest Disposable Incomes: 885thMost Armed: 971stHighest Crime Rates: 1,053rdLargest Insurance Industry: 1,155thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,200thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 1,886thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,953rdRudest Citizens: 1,953rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,997thHighest Average Incomes: 2,141stLargest Populations: 2,206thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,233rdSmartest Citizens: 2,327thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,570thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,617thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,817thBest Weather: 2,885thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,278thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,412thHealthiest Citizens: 4,573rdLongest Average Lifespans: 5,083rdLargest Gambling Industry: 5,255thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,773rdMost Developed: 7,230thLargest Black Market: 7,504thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 7,981stMost Secular: 8,542ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,949thNudest: 11,530thLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,272nd
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 8th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11th in the regionBest Weather: 12th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 12th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 14th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 14th in the regionLargest Populations: 15th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 17th in the regionMost Influential: 19th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 19th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 21st in the regionMost Armed: 21st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 23rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 23rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 23rd in the regionMost Developed: 24th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Greybrow was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Greybrow was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : 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".


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