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The Holy Empire of Cartiga

“Suum Cuique!”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Osiris

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The Holy Empire of Cartiga is a colossal, devout nation, ruled by The Emperor with an iron fist, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants. Its hard-nosed, cynical population of 7.386 billion 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 is mainly concerned with Defence, although Law & Order and Religion & Spirituality are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rome. The average income tax rate is 87%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry.

A National Academy regulates grammar and usage, heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste, the nation's diplomatic missives are now delivered via sniper rifle, and the government encourages conflict abroad to increase arms sales. 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 florin.

Cartiga is ranked 257th in Osiris and 7,002nd in the world for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 6 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 25 days ago

  • 4 days ago: Cartiga was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Police Ratios.
  • 8 days ago: Cartiga was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • 9 days ago: Cartiga was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Lowest Unemployment Rates.
  • 10 days ago: Cartiga was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • 11 days ago: Cartiga was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • 15 days ago: Cartiga fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Retail Industry.
  • 16 days ago: Cartiga was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 16 days ago: Cartiga was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 22 days ago: Cartiga was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • 24 days ago: Cartiga was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Mining Sector.

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