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The Great Civilization of The Ctan

“With strange aeons even death may die.”

Category: Capitalizt
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Hegemony

Location: The Mictlan System

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The Great Civilization of The Ctan is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by its people with an even hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 24.555 billion enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The government -- a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal morass -- devotes most of its attentions to Defence, with areas such as Religion & Spirituality and the Environment receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tephet-Sheta. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Uranium Mining industry, followed by Book Publishing and Information Technology.

The Ctan has been recently classified as an international menace after 'liberating' several nearby territories, teams of painters are converting road signs from horse lengths to kilometers, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, and truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Ctan's national animal is the Raven, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the Credit.

The Ctan is ranked 1st in The Mictlan System and 116,883rd in the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with -18 Whatever.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 108 minutes ago

  • 30 days ago: The Ctan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 40 days ago: The Ctan's influence in The Mictlan System fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".
  • 48 days ago: The Ctan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector (last census: Top 1%).
  • 60 days ago: Following new legislation in The Ctan, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news.
  • 86 days ago: The Ctan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 95 days ago: The Ctan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 107 days ago: The Ctan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest (last census: Top 5%).
  • 140 days ago: The Ctan's influence in The Mictlan System rose from "Hegemony" to "Hermit".
  • 143 days ago: Following new legislation in The Ctan, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry.
  • 143 days ago: Following new legislation in The Ctan, teams of painters are converting road signs from horse lengths to kilometers.

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