by Max Barry

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Most Primitive: 1,526thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,636thMost Ignorant Citizens: 4,851st
The Cats of
Iron Fist Consumerists
...surer of finding the way home in a blind night...
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Queen Beruthiel

Population14.5 billion

CapitalMinas Tirith
Faithsomething about Sauron I'm afraid


The Cats of Queen Beruthiel is a gargantuan, efficient nation, notable for its closed borders, frequent executions, and lack of airports. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 14.5 billion Black Numenorean Cats are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Minas Tirith. The average income tax rate is 71.5%.

The very strong feline economy, worth 747 trillion tales a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 51,574 tales, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

Aeroplanes have been converted into housing units after all air travel was outlawed, birds and children's kites are regularly brought down by anti-aircraft fire, strange looking men with big red noses are found hiding behind bushes and inside dustbins, and televangelists flaunt their expensive cars when they attend charity events. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Queen Beruthiel's national animal is the cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is something about Sauron I'm afraid.

Queen Beruthiel is ranked 24,287th in the world and 2nd in Kittens Sanctuary for Most Influential, scoring 1,411 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Most Primitive: 1,526thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,636thMost Ignorant Citizens: 4,851stMost Stationary: 6,738thLargest Black Market: 7,313thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,590thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,621stTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 11,131stLargest Populations: 15,346thMost Authoritarian: 18,168thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,865thMost Corrupt Governments: 20,074thMost Conservative: 21,408th

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