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Most Influential: 418thMost Inclusive: 2,074thHighest Food Quality: 2,335th
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Cat-Herders United

Population8.93 billion

CapitalEl Pueblo Unido
LeaderPresident Catniss Mesteņero
FaithFeline Catolicism


The Seminomadic Republic of Cat-Herders United is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by President Catniss Mesteņero with an even hand, and renowned for its rampant corporate plagiarism, keen interest in outer space, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.93 billion Cat-herders enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The medium-sized, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of El Pueblo Unido. The average income tax rate is 79.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cat-Herders Unitedian economy, worth a remarkable 1,481 trillion Ducats a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 165,934 Ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Handling people's data is proving an immersive experience, Catherine Gratwick's campaign support is considered seminal, soldiers are equipped with multi-million Ducat battlesuits, and community organizers have given up going door to door because nobody is home. Crime is totally unknown. Cat-Herders United's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Feline Catolicism.

Cat-Herders United is ranked 300,790th in the world and 321st in Forest for Most Primitive, scoring -513.11 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most Influential: 418thMost Inclusive: 2,074thHighest Food Quality: 2,335thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,340thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,406thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,439thBest Weather: 2,466thNicest Citizens: 2,492ndMost Beautiful Environments: 2,739thTop
Most Cultured: 3,732ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,834thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,139thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,201stHealthiest Citizens: 4,235thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,358thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,674thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,952ndMost Pacifist: 5,029thMost Developed: 5,219thSmartest Citizens: 5,306thSafest: 5,592ndHighest Poor Incomes: 5,628thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,021stLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,278thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,200thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,463rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,387thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,996thLargest Governments: 12,328thHighest Average Incomes: 12,652ndLowest Crime Rates: 13,915thHighest Economic Output: 14,487thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,534thTop
Most Stationary: 15,545thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,790thMost Efficient Economies: 16,203rdMost Rebellious Youth: 16,401stHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,526thMost Secular: 23,305thMost Subsidized Industry: 26,203rdMost Income Equality: 27,914th
Most Influential: 13th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 27th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 27th in the region

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