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Largest Welfare Programs: 134thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 223rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 304th
The Cattery of
Left-wing Utopia
Was it a car or a cat I saw?
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Zinertia

Population18.731 billion

CapitalCattertia
LeaderAn actual cat

CurrencyZint
AnimalCAT

The Cattery of Zinertia is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by An actual cat with a fair hand, and remarkable for its national health service, lack of airports, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 18.731 billion Zinertians 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.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cattertia. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Zinertian economy, worth a remarkable 3,908 trillion Zints a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 208,673 Zints, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Visitors often mistake the toiletplex at music festivals for the main stage, the new intercity submarine SSN CAT Warrior instills terror in claustrophobic travellers, the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass", and snap elections are called over every minor impasse. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Zinertia's national animal is the CAT, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Zinertia is ranked 247,621st in the world and 8,175th in Lazarus for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 27.19 Whatever.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 134thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 223rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 304thMost Pacifist: 333rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 345thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 357thMost Advanced Public Education: 479thMost Advanced Public Transport: 481stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 539thHighest Average Tax Rates: 563rdSafest: 565thMost Compassionate Citizens: 595thNicest Citizens: 663rdMost Inclusive: 752ndMost Developed: 758thLargest Governments: 834thLongest Average Lifespans: 855thMost Beautiful Environments: 919thHighest Food Quality: 962ndHealthiest Citizens: 1,109thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,224thSmartest Citizens: 1,328thBest Weather: 1,338thLowest Crime Rates: 1,387thMost Cultured: 1,791stMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,872ndMost Rebellious Youth: 2,033rdHighest Poor Incomes: 2,329thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 3,593rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,237thMost Secular: 5,418thMost Influential: 5,870thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,270thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,270thHighest Average Incomes: 6,305thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,318thMost Stationary: 7,883rdMost Efficient Economies: 11,617thLargest Populations: 11,659thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 16,019thMost Income Equality: 16,304thMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,263rd
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Largest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10th in the regionMost Pacifist: 13th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 16th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 19th in the regionMost Inclusive: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 20th in the regionNicest Citizens: 21st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 25th in the regionSafest: 26th in the regionMost Developed: 28th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 31st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 32nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 32nd in the regionLargest Governments: 35th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 48th in the regionBest Weather: 48th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 50th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 53rd in the regionMost Cultured: 78th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 79th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 79th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 81st in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 86th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 117th in the regionMost Influential: 131st in the regionMost Stationary: 154th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 160th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 246th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 261st in the regionMost Secular: 296th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 298th in the regionLargest Populations: 330th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 332nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 394th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 558th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 806th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Zinertia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Karputsk".
  • : Following new legislation in Zinertia, snap elections are called over every minor impasse.
  • : Zinertia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Assisted Suicide Act"".
  • : Following new legislation in Zinertia, the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass".
  • : Following new legislation in Zinertia, the new intercity submarine SSN CAT Warrior instills terror in claustrophobic travellers.
  • : Following new legislation in Zinertia, visitors often mistake the toiletplex at music festivals for the main stage.
  • : Zinertia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Sacara".
  • : Zinertia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Paid Leave Act II".
  • : Zinertia endorsed The Democratic Republic of Drikonia.
  • : Zinertia was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Drikonia.

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