Largest Populations: 62nd Most Efficient Economies: 120th Highest Economic Output: 320th
The Great Civilization of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
With strange aeons even death may die.
Regional Influence
Hermit
Founder
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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The Great Civilization of The Ctan is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by the people with an even hand, and renowned for its public floggings, rampant corporate plagiarism, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 29.345 billion Ctani have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Education is also considered important, while Spirituality and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tephet-Sheta. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Ctanian economy, worth a remarkable 8,115 trillion Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Uranium Mining, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 276,566 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

The police have been reduced to using duct tape instead of handcuffs following further cutbacks, people unhook their phones at night to escape a never-ending barrage of phone calls, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations, and the National Archive now covers square miles of warehouses in order to accommodate its new stone tablets system. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Ctan's national animal is the Raven, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

The Ctan is ranked 120th in the world and 1st in The Mictlan System for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Top
1%
Largest Populations: 62ndMost Efficient Economies: 120thHighest Economic Output: 320thLargest Mining Sector: 327thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,013thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,079thMost Avoided: 1,080thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,316thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,390thSmartest Citizens: 1,403rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,444thTop
5%
Most Armed: 1,579thHighest Average Incomes: 1,594thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,625thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,723rdLargest Black Market: 1,758thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,118thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,175thRudest Citizens: 2,380thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,505thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,003rdHighest Crime Rates: 3,096thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,104thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,207thMost Stationary: 3,570thMost Secular: 3,719thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,572ndLargest Retail Industry: 4,805thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,167thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,589thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,932ndMost Influential: 7,149thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,336thTop
10%
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 7,782ndMost Average: 8,527thHealthiest Citizens: 11,463rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12,314thLargest Gambling Industry: 12,905thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 14,320th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Ctan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Black Market and Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ctan, the National Archive now covers square miles of warehouses in order to accommodate its new stone tablets system.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ctan, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ctan, people unhook their phones at night to escape a never-ending barrage of phone calls.
  • : The Ctan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Rudest Citizens and the Top 10% for Most Average.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ctan, the police have been reduced to using duct tape instead of handcuffs following further cutbacks.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ctan, citizens must pay to enjoy The Ctan's pristine beaches.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ctan, directors of low-budget sci-fi films are flocking to use Tephet-Sheta as a backdrop.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ctan, consuming ecstasy is a common rite of passage.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ctan, organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous.

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