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Least Corrupt Governments: 296thMost Pacifist: 325thSafest: 355th
The Quantum Interference Device of
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Population16.933 billion

LeaderNationStates MEMBER SINCE MARCH 2007


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 museums and concert halls, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 16.933 billion Courlaners are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Industry, and Welfare also on the agenda, 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 99.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Courlan economy, worth a remarkable 4,551 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 268,774 NOBEL PRIZES, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars, modelling agencies send their clients to work in nursing homes, directors of low-budget sci-fi films are flocking to use Courlanepolis-Sagan as a backdrop, and the nation's generous tax credits have brought all the film studios to the yard. 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 223,994th in the world and 8,324th in Lazarus for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -20.62 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 296thMost Pacifist: 325thSafest: 355thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 451stMost Compassionate Citizens: 554thMost Beautiful Environments: 568thNicest Citizens: 581stMost Developed: 609thLargest Publishing Industry: 614thSmartest Citizens: 648thMost Advanced Public Education: 648thMost Cultured: 676thLongest Average Lifespans: 699thHealthiest Citizens: 780thLowest Crime Rates: 798thBest Weather: 800thLargest Governments: 865thMost Advanced Public Transport: 945thHighest Average Tax Rates: 982ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,053rdLargest Welfare Programs: 1,059thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,175thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,308thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,450thMost Efficient Economies: 1,493rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,497thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,902ndMost Inclusive: 1,996thMost Influential: 2,136thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,159thHighest Economic Output: 2,195thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,268thHighest Average Incomes: 2,754thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,414thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,024thLargest Populations: 10,093rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,243rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,288thTop
Most Secular: 11,756thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,366thMost Stationary: 19,881st
Most Pacifist: 8th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13th in the regionSafest: 16th in the regionNicest Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Developed: 19th in the regionMost Influential: 20th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 20th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 23rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 26th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 28th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Cultured: 29th in the regionBest Weather: 31st in the regionLargest Governments: 39th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 42nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 45th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 46th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 50th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 50th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 55th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 58th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 61st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 65th in the regionMost Inclusive: 76th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 85th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 93rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 94th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 96th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 133rd in the regionLargest Populations: 300th in the regionMost Stationary: 322nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 334th in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 468th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 500th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 548th in the regionMost Secular: 650th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 729th in the region

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