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FC: Andorra, Europe

1: Population- 86,164 Capital- Andorra La Vella

2: Families who are not Roman Catholic will eat meat,garden vegetables, and some fish. The most common winter dish, in rural and urban zones, is escudella, a soup of veal, chicken, potatoes, and vegetables. Some immigrant communities have different customs: Portuguese eat more cod and Indians, more vegetarian food. Although families who are Roman Catholic will either skip out the meat altogether, or just on Fridays.

4: Religion- Roman Catholic.

5: Andorran People are very similar to most cultures. The men hold higher rank then women. Men went to work and women stayed home to care for the house and kids (who are almost always in some sort of child-care setting by the age of 3). The family is still the most basic and important unit. Marriage was generally between Andorran people and Spaniards or French people.

6: Andorran Government consists of Parliamentary system, Monarchy, Constitutional monarchy. The Prime is Minister Antoni Marti Petit, who has executive power. Although, under the 1993 constitution, the co-princes continue as heads of state. Andorra's main legislative body is the 28-member General Council (Parliament).

7: Voting- The right to vote, which at one time was limited to third-generation Andorran males of 25 years of age or over. But by 1981 had been extended to include all native Andorrans of Andorran parentage (at age 21) and first-generation Andorrans who are not native (at age 28). In October 1985, the voting age was lowered to 18 years. In October 1992, spouses of Andorran citizens and long-term residents were aloud to vote as well.

8: Andorra gets a taste of taxation

9: For time in 2011, Andorran people need to pay taxes. Both the citizens and leaders agree that paying taxes is a last resort, and are both unhappy about it as anyone can imagine. It seems to be more of a blow to their ego then anything else. "We have gone from being a fiscal paradise to something very normal," said the prime minister, Antoni Martí. The people seem to be used to being a different country, one that does not need to pay taxes, but that has changed and they are now like everyone else. Although at the same time there are some people who understand the necessity of taxes, and know that every one else by then needed to pay them. Years later in 2013, Andorra passes two bills to both protect their economy and help strengthen it. On top of these new bills, other taxes have been added as well to increase income.

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