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The Imperium of Cartiga

“One God, One Nation, One Ruler”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Europeia

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The Imperium of Cartiga is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by General Serpico with an iron fist, and remarkable for its suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 7.727 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on Defence, although Law & Order and Religion & Spirituality are secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Imperial City. The average income tax rate is 91%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry.

Military service is compulsory, students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits, and military spending is on the increase. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive 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, its national religion is Roman Catholicism, and its currency is the coin.

Cartiga is ranked 647th in Europeia and 102,299th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -13 on the Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 minute ago

  • 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Cartiga, military spending is on the increase.
  • 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Cartiga, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits.
  • 1 day 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Cartiga, students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak.
  • 2 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Cartiga, military service is compulsory.
  • 2 days 15 hours ago: Cartiga was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • 2 days 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Cartiga, midnight pizza breaks are common among the work-from-home population.
  • 3 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Cartiga, bloodthirsty zealots regularly participate in the Friday Night Stoning of Adulterers.
  • 3 days 13 hours ago: Cartiga was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Happiest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
  • 3 days 13 hours ago: Cartiga was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Happiest Citizens.
  • 3 days 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Cartiga, organ donation is compulsory.

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