Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 128th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 432nd Best Weather: 782nd
The Empire of
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The Empire of Cartiga is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Emperor Gauthier with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, pith helmet sales, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 11.103 billion Cartigans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Industry 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 3.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cartigan economy, worth a remarkable 1,642 trillion brouzoufs a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 147,935 brouzoufs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Military spending is on the increase, the public health bureaucracy is wrapped in miles of red tape, anti-environmentalist protesters are gunned down without mercy, and an enormous health awareness programme is underway. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. 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 178,170th in the world and 1,487th in Europeia for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 10.3 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 128thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 432ndBest Weather: 782ndMost Devout: 1,434thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,098thLargest Black Market: 3,457thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,472ndMost Armed: 3,694thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,259thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,473rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,509thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,101stLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,171stHighest Economic Output: 5,213thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,517thMost Ignorant Citizens: 6,543rdHealthiest Citizens: 7,117thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,192ndTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 9,169thLargest Populations: 9,294thHighest Average Incomes: 10,172ndMost Efficient Economies: 13,220thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,259thMost Authoritarian: 14,988thMost Developed: 17,757th
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionMost Devout: 10th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 23rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 27th in the regionMost Armed: 27th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 33rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 37th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 38th in the regionLargest Populations: 42nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 44th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 50th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 62nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 64th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 65th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 65th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 66th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 74th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 108th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 112th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 128th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 150th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, an enormous health awareness programme is underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, anti-environmentalist protesters are gunned down without mercy.
  • : Cartiga was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Cartiga was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces and the Top 10% for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, the public health bureaucracy is wrapped in miles of red tape.
  • : Cartiga was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, military spending is on the increase.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, all news sources are under strict government control.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, mining safety laws are often more expensive than what's being mined.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, gossip magazines have been replaced by mask catalogs.


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