by Max Barry

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,746thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12,797thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21,864th
The Cat of
Moralistic Democracy Narrow-Minded Backwoodsy Bigots
Disharmony, like a cat, gets everywhere
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population1.345 billion

CapitalCattery 083


The Cat of Cat083 is a massive, safe nation, remarkable for its avant-garde cinema, keen interest in outer space, and disturbing lack of elderly people. The quiet, industrious population of 1.345 billion Cat083ians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Industry also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cattery 083. The average income tax rate is 43.1%.

The very strong Cat083ian economy, worth 92.6 trillion Mice 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 a slick, highly efficient black market in Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. 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 68,878 Mice, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.

Cinemas play art-house movies to ever-shrinking audiences as film critics rule the industry, the combined alert sound of a nation simultaneously receiving a text message is a common cause of hearing damage, military parades quietly tiptoe their way through the streets, and Cat083ians incessantly needle their doctors for relief. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cat083's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Cat083 is ranked 98,361st in the world and 271st in Frozen Circle for Most Developed, scoring 57.22 on the Human Development Index.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,746thTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 12,797thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21,864thMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,236th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 36th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 45th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 46th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 54th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 59th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 66th in the region

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