Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 61st Largest Manufacturing Sector: 262nd Best Weather: 747th
The Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
One People, One Empire, One Leader
Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Empire of Cartiga is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Gauthier with an iron fist, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, frequent executions, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 11.851 billion Cartigans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Environment are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Levenaux. The average income tax rate is 20.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cartigan economy, worth a remarkable 1,702 trillion brouzoufs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 143,688 brouzoufs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Emperor Gauthier's new socialist government gets its policy advice from teenagers, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators, contestants on Cartiga's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent, and intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cartiga's national animal is the Griffin, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Esoteric Catholicism.

Cartiga is ranked 160,374th in the world and 1,360th in Europeia for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -8.83 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 61stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 262ndBest Weather: 747thMost Devout: 1,381stTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,071stMost Corrupt Governments: 2,957thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,479thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,667thMost Armed: 5,017thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,290thHighest Economic Output: 5,389thMost Ignorant Citizens: 6,356thHealthiest Citizens: 6,582ndLongest Average Lifespans: 7,775thLargest Populations: 8,850thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,220thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,782ndHighest Average Incomes: 12,290thMost Authoritarian: 12,446thMost Developed: 12,841stMost Efficient Economies: 14,625thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,072ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,448th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionMost Devout: 14th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 21st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 31st in the regionMost Armed: 34th in the regionLargest Populations: 37th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 44th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 45th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 46th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 83rd in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 107th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 122nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 137th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 149th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 152nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 166th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Cartiga was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Cartiga was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans and the Top 10% for Most World Assembly Endorsements and Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, contestants on Cartiga's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, Emperor Gauthier's new socialist government gets its policy advice from teenagers.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, builders spend more time negotiating "tasteful architecture" than on actual construction.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, the police are destroying all photographic evidence of their own existence.
  • : Cartiga was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, hairdressers are among those who have disappeared overnight.

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