The Queen's State of Carruthers is a colossal, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its absence of drug laws and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 8.787 billion Carruthersians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.
The minute, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, although Education is also considered important, while Spirituality and Law & Order receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.8%.
The very strong Carruthersian economy, worth 268 trillion betales a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Furniture Restoration, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 30,586 betales, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 296,560 per year while the poor average 152, a ratio of 1,948 to 1.
Voting is voluntary, all tariffs have been abolished, and a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway. Crime is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Carruthers's national animal is the deer, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Carruthers was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Nudest.
- : Carruthers was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Extreme.
- : Carruthers was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Highest Drug Use.
- : Carruthers's influence in Ancient Lands rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Carruthers was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
- : Carruthers's influence in Ancient Lands rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : Carruthers's influence in Ancient Lands rose from "Zero" to "Nipper".
- : Carruthers relocated from Country of God to Ancient Lands.
- : Carruthers was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest (last census: Top 5%).
- : Carruthers was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Nudest.