The Empire of
Father Knows Best State
One People, One Empire, One Leader
Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Empire of Cartiga is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Emperor Gauthier with an iron fist, and remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate, sprawling nuclear power plants, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 9.328 billion Cartigans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Spirituality, and Industry also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Levenaux. The average income tax rate is 77.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cartigan economy, worth a remarkable 1,503 trillion coins a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 161,145 coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The mining industry has taken a hit from tighter environmental regulations, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, the tenet of free speech is held dear, and anyone who so much as frowns is referred to a mental health unit. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cartiga's national animal is the Griffin, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Theosophy.

Cartiga is ranked 956th in Europeia and 135,995th in the world for Most Primitive, scoring -249 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 21 hours ago

  • 2 days 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Cartiga, anyone who so much as frowns is referred to a mental health unit.
  • 2 days 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Cartiga, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
  • 4 days ago: Cartiga was reclassified from "Corrupt Dictatorship" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Cartiga, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Cartiga, the mining industry has taken a hit from tighter environmental regulations.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Cartiga, wind farms are erected on shuttered oil platforms.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Cartiga, public loudspeakers constantly tell citizens they are "happy people".
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Cartiga, the nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Cartiga, there has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Cartiga, cars are banned.

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