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The Catocracy of Catiania

“meow” Katrina

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The East Pacific



Population11.789 billion



The Catocracy of Catiania is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Katrina with a fair hand, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 11.789 billion Cats love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Katton. The average income tax rate is 98.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Cat economy, worth a remarkable 2,171 trillion mice a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 184,215 mice, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Police officers often conceal their identities to safeguard against public complaints, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space, criminals always seem to be forewarned of police raids, and school kids who pretend to drive imaginary cars get a social worker and a police observer assigned to them. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Catiania's national animal is the Cow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Felinism.

Catiania is ranked 206,186th in the world and 8,112th in The East Pacific for Most Avoided, scoring 0.27 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Largest Welfare Programs: 441stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 846thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 957thMost Pacifist: 973rdMost Inclusive: 1,082ndNicest Citizens: 1,166thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,168thSafest: 1,294thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,400thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,501stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,587thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,650thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,698thHealthiest Citizens: 1,788thBest Weather: 1,832ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,862ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,890thMost Developed: 1,932ndMost Advanced Public Education: 2,066thTop
Largest Governments: 2,178thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,376thLowest Crime Rates: 2,530thMost Cultured: 2,697thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,009thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,107thSmartest Citizens: 3,783rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,894thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,993rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,023rdMost Subsidized Industry: 4,143rdMost Efficient Economies: 4,311thHighest Economic Output: 6,690thMost Influential: 7,504thMost Devout: 7,722ndHighest Average Incomes: 7,801stTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,478thMost Income Equality: 18,332nd
Largest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20th in the regionMost Pacifist: 33rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 33rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 34th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 34th in the regionSafest: 36th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 36th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 37th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 38th in the regionMost Inclusive: 45th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 49th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 49th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 53rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 53rd in the regionBest Weather: 54th in the regionLargest Governments: 55th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 57th in the regionMost Developed: 61st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 64th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 66th in the regionMost Cultured: 68th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 74th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 75th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 80th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 96th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 105th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 107th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 112th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 113th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 122nd in the regionLargest Populations: 165th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 180th in the regionMost Devout: 222nd in the regionNudest: 358th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 444th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 448th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Catiania, school kids who pretend to drive imaginary cars get a social worker and a police observer assigned to them.
  • : Following new legislation in Catiania, criminals always seem to be forewarned of police raids.
  • : Following new legislation in Catiania, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space.
  • : Following new legislation in Catiania, police officers often conceal their identities to safeguard against public complaints.
  • : Catiania was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Catiania, chickens frolic freely on swings and roundabouts in Katton's playgrounds.
  • : Catiania removed Appearance, Communications, and Embassies authority from The Join Lily of Switz got lazy 25 and renamed the office from "join Lily" to "hey sweeze how you doin" in Cat Storage.
  • : Catiania resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Following new legislation in Catiania, mothers are routinely abandoning their children in the name of women's rights.
  • : Following new legislation in Catiania, concussed Cowball players cannot remember their lineup position.


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