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The Carefully Watched Republic of Katitania

“Sometimes it be like that”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: 10000 Islands



Population4.925 billion

LeaderGreat Overlord Kat


The Carefully Watched Republic of Katitania is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Great Overlord Kat with an iron fist, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, sprawling nuclear power plants, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.925 billion Katitanians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pizzaland. The average income tax rate is 87.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Katitanian economy, worth 737 trillion Slashes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, Uranium Mining, and Basket Weaving. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 149,727 Slashes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Newspapers print only headlines, Katitanians have replaced bears in a popular idiom, school lunches are made with hypo-allergenic wood pulp, and hordes of unemployed lumberjacks have resorted to cutting down utility poles to satisfy their cravings. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Katitania's national animal is the Porcupine, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Katism.

Katitania is ranked 275,664th in the world and 1,429th in 10000 Islands for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -14.71 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Influential: 659thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,110thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,550thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,989thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,147thMost Devout: 2,588thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 3,835thLargest Black Market: 4,043rdMost Primitive: 4,270thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,393rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,920thMost Patriotic: 5,481stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,691stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,865thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,180thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 14,022ndLargest Governments: 15,112thMost Ignorant Citizens: 15,153rdHighest Average Incomes: 15,643rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,136thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,278thMost Authoritarian: 17,023rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,309thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,369thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,245thMost Advanced Public Education: 24,560th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 15th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 25th in the regionMost Primitive: 30th in the regionMost Devout: 33rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 38th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 44th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 46th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 47th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 49th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 63rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 64th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 71st in the regionTop
Most Influential: 80th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 86th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 92nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 99th in the regionMost Conservative: 127th in the region

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