by Max Barry

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The Cat of
Authoritarian Democracy
Disharmony, like a cat, gets everywhere
Influence
Powerbroker
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Good

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Cat023

Population1.186 billion

CurrencyMouse
AnimalCat

The Cat of Cat023 is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its enslaved workforce, parental licensing program, and public floggings. The hard-nosed population of 1.186 billion Cat023ians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Defense, and Law & Order. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 53.8%.

The strong Cat023ian economy, worth 79.4 trillion Mice a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 66,966 Mice, with the richest citizens earning 6.9 times as much as the poorest.

It is illegal to brush crumbs off your clothing outdoors, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, skateboarding is punishable by heavy fines, and extraordinary tribunals try accused financial criminals. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cat023's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Cat023 is ranked 111,335th in the world and 1st in Joe Mama Oof for Most Politically Free, scoring 57.9 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Cat023, extraordinary tribunals try accused financial criminals.
  • : Following new legislation in Cat023, skateboarding is punishable by heavy fines.
  • : Following new legislation in Cat023, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries.
  • : Following new legislation in Cat023, it is illegal to brush crumbs off your clothing outdoors.
  • : Cat023's influence in Joe Mama Oof rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Following new legislation in Cat023, buses are widely regarded as the safest way to travel.
  • : Following new legislation in Cat023, human tissue is grown in vats as a delicacy as well as for transplants.
  • : Following new legislation in Cat023, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall.
  • : Following new legislation in Cat023, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents.
  • : Following new legislation in Cat023, sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations.

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