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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 514th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,675th Lowest Crime Rates: 3,191st
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Father Knows Best State
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Ambassador
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Economy
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The Thingy of Katyuscha is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Him with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 12.72 billion Katyuschans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cityville. The average income tax rate is 94.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Katyuschan economy, worth a remarkable 1,593 trillion Munzes a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an impressive 125,266 Munzes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

The Beasty is protected from hunting and slowly coming back from the brink of extinction, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Katyuscha Blood Tithe, a recent law has banned homes from having any more than one wheel, and Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Katyuscha's national animal is the Beasty, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Whatever.

Katyuscha is ranked 37,506th in the world and 3rd in Kotturheim for Most Authoritarian, with 0.61 Stalins.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 514thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,675thLowest Crime Rates: 3,191stMost Corrupt Governments: 4,572ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,445thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,467thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,503rdLargest Insurance Industry: 5,855thLargest Governments: 5,959thHighest Economic Output: 5,967thMost Influential: 6,859thSafest: 7,069thTop
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Largest Populations: 8,601stMost Stationary: 8,935thHealthiest Citizens: 9,225thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,355thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,536thMost Developed: 11,949thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,353rdLargest Welfare Programs: 14,490thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,054th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Katyuscha's influence in Kotturheim rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
  • : Katyuscha's influence in Kotturheim fell from "Ambassador" to "Diplomat".
  • : Katyuscha's influence in Kotturheim rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
  • : Katyuscha's influence in Kotturheim fell from "Ambassador" to "Diplomat".
  • : Katyuscha's influence in Kotturheim rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
  • : Katyuscha's influence in Kotturheim fell from "Ambassador" to "Diplomat".
  • : Katyuscha's influence in Kotturheim rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
  • : Katyuscha was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Katyuscha was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations and the Top 10% for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Katyuscha was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.

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