by Max Barry

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Largest Mining Sector: 11,180thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 14,265thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 19,332nd
The Cat of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Disharmony, like a cat, gets everywhere
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Population1.539 billion

CapitalCattery 046


The Cat of Cat046 is a massive, efficient nation, remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate, ubiquitous missile silos, and avant-garde cinema. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 1.539 billion Cat046ians 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 Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cattery 046. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 40.7%.

The all-consuming Cat046ian economy, worth 130 trillion Mice a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Basket Weaving, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 84,924 Mice, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 261,016 per year while the poor average 21,360, a ratio of 12.2 to 1.

The nation solves other countries' human rights problems with a generous dose of violence, the nation has nearly as many history museums as Cat046ians, death row inmates cower in fear at the phrase "one-year anniversary", and high school bands practice by moonlight. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cat046's national animal is the Cat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Cat046 is ranked 164,944th in the world and 254th in Frozen Circle for Fattest Citizens, with 9.4 Obesity Rate.

Largest Mining Sector: 11,180thTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 14,265thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 19,332ndMost Avoided: 22,637th
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 19th in the regionMost Avoided: 22nd in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 29th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 29th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 34th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 36th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 38th in the regionMost Secular: 41st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 43rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 46th in the region

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