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Most Beautiful Environments: 561st Best Weather: 707th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 724th
The Technosocial Myrmecocracy of
Left-wing Utopia
We must fight back the cats
Influence
Handshaker
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Cathunters

Population29.087 billion

CapitalThis Week's Capital

Currencycatcoin
Animalatomium

The Technosocial Myrmecocracy of The Cathunters is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, strictly enforced bedtime, and national health service. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 29.087 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, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of This Week's Capital. The average income tax rate is 99.7%.

The enormous but inefficient kitty eater economy, worth a remarkable 2,778 trillion catcoins a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 95,533 catcoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cotton candy made from genuine cotton cellulose doesn't quite satisfy, sleeping on the job is recommended, the nation locks people up and tells them they're mad for compassion's sake, and the comic book series 'Leader and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller. 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 2,003rd in the world and 3rd in Eurth for Healthiest Citizens, with 25.24 Bananas Ingested Per Day.

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Most Beautiful Environments: 561stBest Weather: 707thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 724thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 756thMost Pacifist: 906thHighest Average Tax Rates: 978thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,037thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,042ndSafest: 1,226thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,257thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,439thTop
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Largest Governments: 1,684thSmartest Citizens: 1,865thLargest Populations: 1,869thHealthiest Citizens: 2,003rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,066thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,102ndLowest Crime Rates: 2,138thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,334thMost Cultured: 2,341stLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,342ndNicest Citizens: 2,376thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,943rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,131stHighest Economic Output: 3,772ndMost Rebellious Youth: 4,115thTop
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Most Income Equality: 9,241stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,470thNudest: 11,912thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,423rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,185th
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Cathunters, the comic book series 'Leader and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller.
  • : Following new legislation in The Cathunters, the nation locks people up and tells them they're mad for compassion's sake.
  • : Following new legislation in The Cathunters, sleeping on the job is recommended.
  • : The Cathunters was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : The Cathunters's influence in Eurth rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : The Cathunters was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Following new legislation in The Cathunters, cotton candy made from genuine cotton cellulose doesn't quite satisfy.
  • : Following new legislation in The Cathunters, captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship.
  • : Following new legislation in The Cathunters, children gain their first sex education from reading the dictionary.
  • : Following new legislation in The Cathunters, would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here".

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