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Largest Agricultural Sector: 30th Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 234th Largest Populations: 276th
The Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Adapt or Die!
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Snowcat

Population31.969 billion

LeaderMaster

CurrencyAngst
AnimalSalmon

The Empire of Snowcat is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Master with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 31.969 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 1.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Snowcatian economy, worth a remarkable 7,828 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 244,875 Angsts, with the richest citizens earning 5.5 times as much as the poorest.

The police have been known to wiretap confessional boxes, napalm is the tool of choice for disabling eco-unfriendly forestry operations, excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside, and sweet-toothed Snowcatians have been left penniless by the VAT on candy. Crime is moderate, 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 34,839th in the world and 1st in The Furry Federation for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 4,257.94 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Top
1%
Largest Agricultural Sector: 30thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 234thLargest Populations: 276thHighest Economic Output: 452ndLargest Publishing Industry: 1,211thSmartest Citizens: 1,268thMost Developed: 1,569thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,671stTop
5%
Most Efficient Economies: 1,727thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,422ndHighest Average Incomes: 2,618thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,216thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,389thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,452ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,738thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,670thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,551stLongest Average Lifespans: 5,610thMost Secular: 6,605thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,356thBest Weather: 7,537thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,540thRudest Citizens: 7,945thLargest Black Market: 8,140thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,286thTop
10%
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,397thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,801stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,131stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10,380thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,394thMost Armed: 12,803rdLargest Retail Industry: 13,084thHealthiest Citizens: 14,264th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Snowcat was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
  • : Following new legislation in Snowcat, sweet-toothed Snowcatians have been left penniless by the VAT on candy.
  • : Snowcat was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Snowcat, excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside.
  • : Following new legislation in Snowcat, napalm is the tool of choice for disabling eco-unfriendly forestry operations.
  • : Following new legislation in Snowcat, the police have been known to wiretap confessional boxes.
  • : Following new legislation in Snowcat, the country routinely whitewashes uncomfortable parts of its history.
  • : Snowcat was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Snowcat, grannies with arthritic hands work miserably on factory production lines.
  • : Following new legislation in Snowcat, the acceptance of acupuncture and other alternative therapies has needled the scientific community.

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