by Max Barry

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 399thLargest Welfare Programs: 553rdMost Beautiful Environments: 634th
The Technosocial Myrmecocracy of
Left-wing Utopia
We must fight back the cats
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The Cathunters

Population35.242 billion

CapitalThis Week's Capital


The Technosocial Myrmecocracy of The Cathunters is a gargantuan, genial nation, remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, lack of airports, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 35.242 billion kitty devourers 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of This Week's Capital. The income tax rate is 100%.

The kitty eater economy, worth a remarkable 4,306 trillion catcoins a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 122,188 catcoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Gossip magazines have pictures of Leader sunbathing on the beach with political rivals, children must be board certified to append "Jr" to their name, only lightning has a chance of striking Leader twice, and rumor has it that Leader has won three lotteries in a row. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Cathunters's national animal is the atomium, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Cathunters is ranked 257,694th in the world and 229th in Eurth for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -32.13 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 399thLargest Welfare Programs: 553rdMost Beautiful Environments: 634thMost Advanced Public Education: 688thBest Weather: 801stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 928thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,107thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,235thMost Pacifist: 1,259thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,305thSafest: 1,363rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,454thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,538thLargest Populations: 1,729thLargest Governments: 1,888thSmartest Citizens: 1,977thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,088thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,151stHealthiest Citizens: 2,335thLowest Crime Rates: 2,336thMost Cultured: 2,460thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,485thTop
Nicest Citizens: 2,989thHighest Economic Output: 3,280thHighest Food Quality: 3,295thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,886thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,892ndMost Influential: 6,581stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,744thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,776thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,822ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,293rdTop
Most Inclusive: 15,661stMost Income Equality: 21,174thMost Secular: 23,628thHighest Average Incomes: 25,047th
Least Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 15th in the regionMost Income Equality: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21st in the region

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Endorsements Received: 8 » Orioni 2, Free Port of Cristina, Hausboria, Songai, Safiloa, Machina Haruspex, Juansonia, and Yetrasia.