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The Republic of Catillos

“Strength Through Freedom”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Negotiator

Location: The Allied Nations

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Catillos

Population1.36 billion

CapitalCatilopolis
LeaderPresident Barkowli

Currencycatila
Animalunicorn

The Republic of Catillos is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by President Barkowli with a fair hand, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, sprawling nuclear power plants, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.36 billion Catillosians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Catilopolis. The average income tax rate is 70.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Catillosian economy, worth 116 trillion catilas a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Basket Weaving, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 85,621 catilas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The well-to-do in The Allied Nations are never on time for important appointments, park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets, science centers and state of the art laboratories are ubiquitous, and being President Barkowli has been voted one of the top ten most dangerous jobs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Catillos's national animal is the unicorn, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Catillos is ranked 168,553rd in the world and 14th in The Allied Nations for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 25,686.39 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,328thSafest: 5,851stLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,989thMost Pacifist: 6,485thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,993rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,723rdNicest Citizens: 11,201stTop
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Most Inclusive: 12,088thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,913thBest Weather: 14,847thMost Influential: 15,015thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,919thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,198thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,368thLowest Crime Rates: 17,744thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,792ndHealthiest Citizens: 17,954thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,920thSmartest Citizens: 21,648thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,653rdMost Secular: 21,924thLargest Information Technology Sector: 22,381stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23,025thMost Income Equality: 23,864th
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the region

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