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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,456thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,188thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,100th
The Catpeople's Republic of
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Population19.697 billion

LeaderGrand Premier Alexander László Monti
Faithdecided by rolling a d10 every Saturday


The Catpeople's Republic of Nekoni is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Grand Premier Alexander László Monti with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 19.697 billion Nekonians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Varea. The average income tax rate is 86.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Nekonese economy, worth a remarkable 1,704 trillion Gens a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Soda Sales. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 86,524 Gens, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's politicians are acknowledged as the most polite in the region to the dismay of comedians everywhere, translators have been hired to deal with the varying regional accents during national political debates, a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park, and police officers often head to work wearing onesies and fluffy pink bunny-slippers. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nekoni's national animal is the catperson, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is decided by rolling a d10 every Saturday.

Nekoni is ranked 233,568th in the world and 77th in Esportiva for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -8.22 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,456thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,188thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,100thBest Weather: 8,170thSafest: 8,354thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,443rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,999thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,073rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,699thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,454thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,511thLargest Populations: 11,723rdHighest Economic Output: 11,770thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 14,517thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,858thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,092ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,694thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,961stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,232ndMost Subsidized Industry: 18,410thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,610thHealthiest Citizens: 18,712thMost Cultured: 20,011thHighest Food Quality: 21,169thLargest Governments: 21,451stSmartest Citizens: 22,551stNicest Citizens: 23,622ndMost Developed: 23,947thMost Pacifist: 24,869thLowest Crime Rates: 26,561st
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 8th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 9th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Nekoni was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Nekoni's influence in Esportiva rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Nekoni's influence in Esportiva fell from "Page" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Nekoni's influence in Esportiva rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Nekoni's influence in Esportiva rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Nekoni's influence in Esportiva rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Nekoni's influence in Esportiva rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Nekoni was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Nekoni's influence in Esportiva rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Nekoni altered its national flag.