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The Oppressed Peoples of Karaface

“Lulz exciting and new, come aboard, we're expecting you”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Frightening
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Balder

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The Oppressed Peoples of Karaface is a massive, economically powerful nation, renowned for its complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 2.842 billion Karafaceans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, liberal government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Defence, and Social Equality. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mr Happy's Funland. The average income tax rate is 38%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology industry, followed by Tourism and Gambling.

The airship business has been driven out of the country by strict regulations and high fines, the government recently relinquished its monopoly on the mail service, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town, and students in Karaface's schools rarely attend their classes. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Karaface's national animal is the Lorax, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the Lulz.

Karaface is ranked 38th in Balder and 1,923rd in the world for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 58 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 5 days ago

  • 22 hours ago: Karaface was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • 1 day 21 hours ago: Karaface fell out of the world Top 5% for Most Influential.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Karaface, students in Karaface's schools rarely attend their classes.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Karaface, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Karaface, the government recently relinquished its monopoly on the mail service.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Karaface, the airship business has been driven out of the country by strict regulations and high fines.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Karaface, innocent defendants often plead guilty for fear of receiving a much harsher sentence before jury.
  • 5 days ago: Karaface was refounded in Balder.
  • 1 year 257 days ago: Karaface ceased to exist.
  • 1 year 257 days ago: Karaface was endorsed by Principality of jeikeu.

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