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The Kingdom of CopyCato

“Cats and Dogs”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific

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CopyCato

Population4.89 billion

CapitalMeowtown
LeaderMEOWTRON
FaithPagan atheist

Currencypototo
Animaldog

The Kingdom of CopyCato is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by MEOWTRON with an even hand, and renowned for its digital currency, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 4.89 billion CopyCatoans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Meowtown. The average income tax rate is 45.3%.

The frighteningly efficient CopyCatoan economy, worth 575 trillion pototoes a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 117,666 pototoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

Older ladies are inundated with offers to help them cross the road, evasive politicians don't fail to strongly commit to not committing to a course of non-inaction, seasonal hay-fever sufferers are attending government drug counselling sessions to get free doughnuts, and houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. CopyCato's national animal is the dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Pagan atheist.

CopyCato is ranked 80,217th in the world and 3,859th in The East Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 93.39 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,495thMost Influential: 1,760thTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,584thMost Pacifist: 6,140thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,795thSafest: 8,103rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,254thBest Weather: 8,391stHealthiest Citizens: 9,004thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 11,127thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,175thMost Developed: 12,436thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,629thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,660thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,693rdNicest Citizens: 12,949thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,528thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,958thSmartest Citizens: 14,520thMost Cultured: 15,031stLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,933rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,615thMost Inclusive: 17,092ndMost Secular: 17,210thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,344thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,956thLowest Crime Rates: 19,106thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,836thMost Stationary: 20,469th
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Most Influential: 79th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 102nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 195th in the regionMost Pacifist: 204th in the regionBest Weather: 249th in the regionSafest: 252nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 262nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 265th in the regionMost Stationary: 308th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 317th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 335th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 335th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 342nd in the regionMost Developed: 345th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 359th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 372nd in the regionMost Cultured: 374th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 383rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 399th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 423rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 424th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 445th in the regionLargest Populations: 452nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 454th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 464th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 533rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 543rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 553rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 559th in the regionMost Secular: 586th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 596th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 630th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 638th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 845th in the regionLargest Governments: 878th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 144 » Elejamie, ReeK, New Leganes, Freedom Fascists, The Empire of Rijelv, H-Zhena, Am Echad, Headpat Central, Dahom, A Slanted Black Stripe, Dragonia, The Romanum Legio, Federated States of Zootron, Bai Lung, Arcanama, Lyontisia, Wiranath, Sansangra, The Almighty Country, Kucia, Kangarawa, Riveraland, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Kelsyth, Brotherland, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Socialist Holy American Empire, Lanagon, Biggstonia, Talitoa, Kampf Empire, Squid Ruinosa, Trimmania, Davinhia, Bullpups, Wanabe, Joundia, Mastariere, Galve, Someseni, Dark Edgyness, British Calradia, Hizuru, Republic of Berzerkistan, Cantonese Union, Axdel, VW53Aland, Neruch, Our Gods, BearStackof2015, and 94 others.Broengtopia, The Buckeye States, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Pakitsk, CheeseBurrito, Kalaratri, The United Asian Republics, Kilkire, Ridann, The United Neo American Union, Abadong, Slonful, Rhealaliit, Plazland, Roliganistan, Tuvaltastan, Liberstankonia, Libertanny, Enlil, Dragons Blood, Grossvietnam, Pekweng, Stanisiti, La xinga, Matdor, Servants of Gizmo, Anarthoria, Adolanta, Ayaupia, Asendavia, Brethren, Marrabuk, East Malaysia, Stellar Colonies, ArenaC, Chria Deau, Todd McCloud, Arstron, Martonica, Mundiferrum, Osterreich und Ungarn, Dratava, FreedomIand, Sen Jast, Nifalembria Zamingstan, The Death Syndicate, Evrigenis, Modra, Rainbow Vests, The Militarius Imperium, Stumptopia, Morrowine, Merlovich, Zukchiva, Calbee, Republic of New India, Fellon, Tretrid, Schrebia, The Eternal Land of Jong, Azureano, Ripsylvania, Lingu, Quinto Piano, Rohanland, Acronis, Greater New Cassandra, BuciLand, The Three States of Fortuna, Coruh, Staynes, Peoples Republic of GG, Aivintis, Eudinity, Mays Austrian Nation, Woodsind, Jakubonia, Puelo, Khadah, Oofery, Technocratic Tagalog, Didusland, Raunch, Distro-Spartica, TM-Jesselton, The Atlae Isles, Flench, Roissyland, Filipopol, Quail Empire, Philville2, Halaethaed Commune, A mean old man, and Grey Haven of Tauraucania.

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