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The Quantum Interference Device of Courlany

“Saving the world before bedtime™”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Lazarus

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Courlany

Population14.705 billion

CapitalCourlanepolis-Sagan
LeaderNationStates MEMBER SINCE MARCH 2007

CurrencyNOBEL PRIZE
AnimalPRINCETON TIGER

The Quantum Interference Device of Courlany is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by NationStates MEMBER SINCE MARCH 2007 with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, daily referendums, and national health service. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 14.705 billion Courlaners 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 prioritizes Education, although Environment, Industry, and Welfare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Courlanepolis-Sagan. The average income tax rate is 99.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Courlan economy, worth a remarkable 3,973 trillion NOBEL PRIZES a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 270,201 NOBEL PRIZES, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Doctors prescribe videos of political debates to patients with insomnia, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain, and there's a lot of mouth-breathers about these days. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Courlany's national animal is the PRINCETON TIGER, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Courlany is ranked 56,409th in the world and 2,251st in Lazarus for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 2,437.49 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 263rdMost Pacifist: 295thSafest: 354thMost Developed: 371stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 399thLongest Average Lifespans: 445thMost Compassionate Citizens: 493rdNicest Citizens: 520thMost Beautiful Environments: 527thLargest Publishing Industry: 559thSmartest Citizens: 572ndMost Cultured: 627thMost Advanced Public Education: 640thHealthiest Citizens: 754thLowest Crime Rates: 761stLargest Governments: 827thBest Weather: 828thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,014thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,014thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,041stMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,043rdLargest Welfare Programs: 1,141stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,215thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,536thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,551stTop
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Most Inclusive: 1,677thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,950thMost Influential: 1,990thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,067thHighest Economic Output: 2,148thHighest Average Incomes: 2,269thMost Efficient Economies: 2,410thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,509thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,453rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,683rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,945thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,525thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 7,928thMost Secular: 9,640thLargest Populations: 10,530th
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Most Pacifist: 9th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionMost Developed: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 13th in the regionSafest: 14th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 16th in the regionNicest Citizens: 17th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 18th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 21st in the regionMost Cultured: 22nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionMost Influential: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 29th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 31st in the regionLargest Governments: 34th in the regionBest Weather: 34th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 40th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 45th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 50th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 55th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 55th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 56th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 62nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 66th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 77th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 96th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 100th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 105th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 107th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 109th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 131st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 216th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 256th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 311th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 318th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 378th in the regionMost Stationary: 448th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 497th in the regionMost Secular: 505th in the region

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