by Max Barry

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 27th Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 162nd Largest Populations: 185th
The Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Adapt or Die!
Regional Influence
Diplomat
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Empire of Snowcat is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Master with an even hand, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, anti-smoking policies, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 31.243 billion Snowcatians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, with Social Policy and Spirituality not funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Snowcatian economy, worth a remarkable 7,635 trillion Angsts a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 244,386 Angsts, with the richest citizens earning 5.7 times as much as the poorest.

The "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making Snowcatians any less frightened, the tax agency is feared more than serial killers and terrorists, foreign musicians that Master dislikes are turned away at the border, and colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Snowcatian Liberator". Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Snowcat's national animal is the Salmon, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Snowcat is ranked 151,297th in the world and 13th in The Furry Federation for Most Devout, with 2.86 Prayers Per Hour.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 27thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 162ndLargest Populations: 185thHighest Economic Output: 442ndMost Secular: 841stSmartest Citizens: 1,112thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,191stMost Developed: 1,334thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,707thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,791stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,939thHighest Average Incomes: 2,360thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,788thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,033rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,435thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,510thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,710thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,328thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,379thBest Weather: 5,716thRudest Citizens: 6,193rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,996thLargest Black Market: 7,317thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,677thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,677thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,174thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,521stLargest Retail Industry: 10,160thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,163rdMost Armed: 10,246thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11,040thHealthiest Citizens: 12,490thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,629th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Snowcat's influence in The Furry Federation rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
  • : Snowcat was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Following new legislation in Snowcat, colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Snowcatian Liberator".
  • : Snowcat was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Snowcat, foreign musicians that Master dislikes are turned away at the border.
  • : Following new legislation in Snowcat, the tax agency is feared more than serial killers and terrorists.
  • : Following new legislation in Snowcat, the "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making Snowcatians any less frightened.
  • : Following new legislation in Snowcat, the local custom of Biking With The Cars sends tourists home bemused or in body-bags.
  • : Following new legislation in Snowcat, nothing gets the party jumping like Master specifying how high.
  • : Following new legislation in Snowcat, prisons are filled with the cackles and sobs of a deranged inmate population.

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