Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 76th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 299th Best Weather: 742nd
The Empire of
Father Knows Best State
One People, One Empire, One Leader
Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Empire of Cartiga is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Gauthier with an iron fist, and notable for its zero percent divorce rate, unlimited-speed roads, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 11.645 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 medium-sized, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Environment are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Levenaux. The average income tax rate is 10.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cartigan economy, worth a remarkable 1,592 trillion brouzoufs a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 136,753 brouzoufs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Back-alley circumcision clinics are popping up all over the nation, park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets, protest songs are the nation's de facto anthems, and young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable 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 125,909th in the world and 1,235th in Europeia for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -3.07 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 76thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 299thBest Weather: 742ndMost Devout: 1,307thTop
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Largest Black Market: 3,081stMost Corrupt Governments: 3,458thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,720thMost Ignorant Citizens: 3,802ndMost Armed: 4,434thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,802ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,418thHighest Economic Output: 5,823rdHealthiest Citizens: 6,842ndHighest Poor Incomes: 7,689thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 8,181stLargest Populations: 8,988thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,950thMost Efficient Economies: 13,187thHighest Average Incomes: 13,909th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 7th in the regionMost Devout: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 19th in the regionLargest Black Market: 21st in the regionMost Armed: 25th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 39th in the regionLargest Populations: 41st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 47th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 49th in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 79th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 115th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 122nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 126th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 137th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 137th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 142nd in the regionMost Primitive: 149th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Cartiga was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, protest songs are the nation's de facto anthems.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, back-alley circumcision clinics are popping up all over the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, nerds everywhere are rejoicing as they are reunited with their computers.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, factories are regularly demolished to make way for low-cost housing areas.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead.
  • : Cartiga was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, Emperor Gauthier has been declared supreme ruler for all eternity.

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