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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,847thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,593rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,683rd
The Federal Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
People and Progress
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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New Caterse

Population2.79 billion

CapitalNew Port
LeaderMx Camille Gustav


The Federal Republic of New Caterse is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Mx Camille Gustav with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, state-planned economy, and soft-spoken computers. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.79 billion Caterseans 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 enormous, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Port. The average income tax rate is 90.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Catersean economy, worth 267 trillion guilders a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is 95,872 guilders, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is on the rise as DNA sampling has been all but outlawed, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property, dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws, and there's never enough space in space. Crime is totally unknown. New Caterse's national animal is the cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

New Caterse is ranked 118,791st in the world and 3,058th in the West Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 703.57 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,847thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 3,593rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,683rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,719thMost Pacifist: 5,058thMost Influential: 5,164thSafest: 5,707thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,799thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,820thNicest Citizens: 7,173rdMost Inclusive: 7,866thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,100thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,416thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,653rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,174thBest Weather: 10,248thTop
Most Secular: 10,963rdMost Beautiful Environments: 11,378thHighest Food Quality: 11,562ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,737thMost Income Equality: 13,177thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,420thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,472ndMost Subsidized Industry: 15,592ndMost Rebellious Youth: 15,647thSmartest Citizens: 15,841stLargest Governments: 15,894thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,935thHealthiest Citizens: 16,114thMost Cheerful Citizens: 16,334thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,018thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,086thMost Cultured: 17,202ndMost Developed: 21,229th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 26th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 76th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 97th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 124th in the regionSafest: 130th in the regionMost Pacifist: 136th in the regionMost Influential: 159th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 160th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 163rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 165th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 170th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 173rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 174th in the regionNicest Citizens: 177th in the regionMost Inclusive: 204th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 213th in the regionBest Weather: 240th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 252nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 252nd in the regionMost Secular: 256th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 276th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 280th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 283rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 305th in the regionLargest Governments: 311th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 349th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 358th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 360th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 364th in the regionMost Cultured: 368th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 377th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 393rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 431st in the regionMost Developed: 464th in the region

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