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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,075thMost Devout: 4,579thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,357th
The Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Card Farming
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Card Farmer 13

Population5.011 billion

Currencycards
Animalfarming

The Republic of Card Farmer 13 is a colossal, efficient nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, frequent executions, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.011 billion Card Farmer 13ians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 74.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Card Farmer 13ian economy, worth 669 trillion cards 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 large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. 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 133,687 cards, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls, unemployed mercenaries drift the country looking for new careers, small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, and an increasingly villainous series of sports coaches are demanding the national mascot's true identity. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Card Farmer 13's national animal is the farming, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Card Farmer 13 is ranked 11,576th in the world and 144th in Birb for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 56.96 Whatever.

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5%
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,075thMost Devout: 4,579thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,357thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,506thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,861stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,226thLargest Black Market: 8,805thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,233rdHealthiest Citizens: 9,914thMost Avoided: 11,204thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,576thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,035thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 12,621stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,875thMost Efficient Economies: 13,011thMost Developed: 13,129thLowest Crime Rates: 14,493rdHighest Poor Incomes: 18,112thHighest Average Incomes: 18,583rdMost Conservative: 19,985thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,025thLargest Governments: 20,289thMost Authoritarian: 20,803rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,298thHighest Average Tax Rates: 22,537thLargest Information Technology Sector: 23,724th
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Longest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 24th in the regionMost Influential: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 27th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 50th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 54th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 54th in the regionMost Avoided: 62nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 81st in the regionMost Conservative: 81st in the regionMost Extreme: 85th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 94th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 117th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 118th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 122nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 128th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 144th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 150th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 156th in the regionLargest Populations: 159th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 163rd in the regionLargest Governments: 163rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 164th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 195th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 200th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 219th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 230th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 237th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 283rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Card Farmer 13 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Card Farmer 13 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Card Farmer 13 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens and Most Corrupt Governments and the Top 10% for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Card Farmer 13 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Card Farmer 13 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Card Farmer 13 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Card Farmer 13's influence in Birb fell from "Squire" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Card Farmer 13's influence in Birb rose from "Zero" to "Squire".
  • : Card Farmer 13 relocated from The North Pacific to Birb.
  • : Card Farmer 13 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Survivors.

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