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The Catholic Commonwealth of Auralia

“Amor sequitur cognitionem.”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Negotiator

Location: Catholic



Population17.747 billion

CapitalSaint Mark's
LeaderPope Francis
FaithRoman Catholicism

Animalred-tailed hawk

The Catholic Commonwealth of Auralia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Pope Francis with a fair hand, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, unlimited-speed roads, and public floggings. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 17.747 billion Auralians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The minute, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Education, although Defense, Administration, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Social Policy and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saint Mark's. The average income tax rate is 1.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Auralian economy, worth a remarkable 3,545 trillion dollars a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 199,801 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

The government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines, a bureaucratic fight over AIA cafeteria food expenditures has caused the temporary suspension of all agency counterintelligence operations, students do more community service than homework, and mechanics are often exhausted by their work. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Auralia's national animal is the red-tailed hawk, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Auralia is ranked 81,215th in the world and 44th in Catholic for Most Extreme, scoring 20.97 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 95thLeast Corrupt Governments: 664thMost Devout: 893rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,323rdSafest: 1,430thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,509thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,623rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,799thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,821stTop
Most Influential: 2,882ndHighest Economic Output: 3,178thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,839thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,882ndHighest Poor Incomes: 4,361stMost Cultured: 4,925thSmartest Citizens: 4,999thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,481stNicest Citizens: 5,767thHighest Average Incomes: 6,338thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,398thMost Developed: 7,293rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,208thLargest Populations: 8,321stMost Efficient Economies: 8,814thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,209thHealthiest Citizens: 10,171stLargest Retail Industry: 10,429thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 10,542ndLowest Crime Rates: 11,420thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,857thBest Weather: 12,077thMost Politically Free: 13,487thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,059thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19,755thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20,728th
Least Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionMost Devout: 10th in the region

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