It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Social Welfare, and Social Equality. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 45%. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Gambling.
TV shows must meet strict ethnicity quotas, employers may fire workers without giving any reason, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables, and the government's religious works are headed by a New Age guru. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is relatively low, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Land of cats's national animal is the maine coon cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the dollar bill.