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Most Subsidized Industry: 3,139thLargest Mining Sector: 4,121stLargest Black Market: 6,073rd
The Republic of
Moralistic Democracy
Justice, Piety, Loyalty
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Card Farmer 1

Population2.705 billion

Currencymark
Animaldove

The Republic of Card Farmer 1 is a massive, cultured nation, notable for its soft-spoken computers, parental licensing program, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless, devout population of 2.705 billion Card Farmer 1ians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The large, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 72.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Card Farmer 1ian economy, worth 369 trillion marks 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly 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 impressive 136,617 marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Behind every local dictator is a Card Farmer 1ian advisor whispering in their ear, the government tells its citizens to 'forgive and forget', the Card Farmer 1ian football team for the Maxxmas ceasefire consists only of Intelligence Corps personnel, and helicopter parenting is on the rise. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Card Farmer 1's national animal is the dove, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Card Farmer 1 is ranked 12,439th in the world and 30th in Birb for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 23,000.19 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 3,139thLargest Mining Sector: 4,121stLargest Black Market: 6,073rdMost Corrupt Governments: 6,535thMost Devout: 8,002ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,168thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 9,376thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,386thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,151stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,299thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,439thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14,209thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,327thMost Cultured: 15,586thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,260thHighest Average Incomes: 16,642ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 16,770thLargest Welfare Programs: 17,251stLowest Crime Rates: 17,365th
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Most Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 18th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 30th in the regionMost Cultured: 30th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 40th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 40th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 45th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 49th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 59th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 70th in the regionRudest Citizens: 93rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 98th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 101st in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 120th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 138th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 142nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 156th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 158th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 164th in the regionMost Conservative: 195th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Card Farmer 1 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Card Farmer 1's influence in Birb rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Card Farmer 1's influence in Birb rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Card Farmer 1's influence in Birb rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Card Farmer 1's influence in Birb rose from "Zero" to "Newcomer".
  • : Card Farmer 1 relocated from Balder to Birb.
  • : Card Farmer 1 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Card Farmer 1 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Card Farmer 1 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates and Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Card Farmer 1 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.

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