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Least Corrupt Governments: 289thMost Pacifist: 319thSafest: 343rd
The Quantum Interference Device of
Left-wing Utopia
Saving the world before bedtime™
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population16.662 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 notable for its punitive income tax rates, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 16.662 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 aren't funded at all. 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 4,496 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 269,865 NOBEL PRIZES, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations, the price of freedom is about half a million NOBEL PRIZES, five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars, and modelling agencies send their clients to work in nursing homes. 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 207,199th in the world and 7,788th in Lazarus for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.3 Crimes Per Hour.

Least Corrupt Governments: 289thMost Pacifist: 319thSafest: 343rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 448thMost Compassionate Citizens: 536thNicest Citizens: 570thMost Beautiful Environments: 572ndLargest Publishing Industry: 593rdMost Developed: 599thSmartest Citizens: 630thMost Advanced Public Education: 650thMost Cultured: 659thLongest Average Lifespans: 689thHealthiest Citizens: 773rdLowest Crime Rates: 780thBest Weather: 824thLargest Governments: 845thMost Advanced Public Transport: 950thHighest Average Tax Rates: 981stMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,040thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,053rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,202ndHighest Poor Incomes: 1,297thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,367thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,485thMost Efficient Economies: 1,502ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,900thMost Inclusive: 1,929thMost Influential: 2,031stTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,112thHighest Economic Output: 2,195thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,215thHighest Average Incomes: 2,703rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,237thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,418thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,037thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,577thLargest Populations: 10,188thTop
Most Secular: 11,604thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,836thMost Stationary: 20,376th
Least Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionMost Pacifist: 11th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 16th in the regionSafest: 16th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16th in the regionNicest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionMost Developed: 20th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 21st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 23rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 24th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 26th in the regionMost Cultured: 28th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 32nd in the regionBest Weather: 34th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 34th in the regionLargest Governments: 40th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 44th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 47th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 51st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 52nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 54th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 55th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 58th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 66th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 67th in the regionMost Inclusive: 71st in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 82nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 85th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 97th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 99th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 124th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 306th in the regionLargest Populations: 311th in the regionMost Stationary: 326th in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 394th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 426th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 543rd in the regionMost Secular: 623rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 770th in the region

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