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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,540thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,265thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,337th
The Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
We will go to the stars. With cats.
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Cat Empire of Vooperia

Population4.567 billion



The Empire of Cat Empire of Vooperia is a massive, cultured nation, renowned for its daily referendums, otherworldly petting zoo, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed population of 4.567 billion Cat Empire of Vooperians 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Catopia. The average income tax rate is 77.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Cat Empire of Vooperian economy, worth 557 trillion iPotatoes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Tourism. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 122,124 iPotatoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Companies struggle to cover for the hordes of employees on parental leave, postmen have been arrested in job lots for selling junk mail as home insulation, opening a bad email attachment can be a major felony, and editorials that criticize the government are legally obligated to display the "pants on fire" warning. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cat Empire of Vooperia's national animal is the cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cats.

Cat Empire of Vooperia is ranked 49,921st in the world and 38th in The United Federations for Most Average, scoring 44.36 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,540thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,265thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,337thBest Weather: 9,233rdLargest Black Market: 9,870thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,744thMost Influential: 10,771stMost Beautiful Environments: 11,235thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,838thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,369thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,709thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,118thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,345thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,372ndMost Secular: 15,783rdMost Advanced Public Education: 15,843rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,000thHealthiest Citizens: 16,307thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,422ndLargest Governments: 17,302ndHighest Poor Incomes: 17,734thMost Corrupt Governments: 19,259thLowest Crime Rates: 19,708thMost Developed: 19,797thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,615th
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12th in the region

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