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Most Armed: 4,847thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,374thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,483rd
The Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Card Farming
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Few

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Card Farmer 1828

Population853 million

Currencycards
Animalfarming

The Republic of Card Farmer 1828 is a huge, orderly nation, notable for its ban on automobiles, avowedly heterosexual populace, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 853 million Card Farmer 1828ians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 28.9%.

The powerhouse Card Farmer 1828ian economy, worth 68.0 trillion cards a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Cheese Exports, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 79,711 cards, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

The hardest thing for a mining operation to dig through is government red tape, newly synthesized elements' half-lives are a million times shorter than the time it takes to say their names, citizens no longer take selfies with their dead relatives at funerals, and saying 'no homo' is enough to escape punishment for the crime of being gay. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Card Farmer 1828's national animal is the farming, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Card Farmer 1828 is ranked 173,129th in the world and 3,596th in Birb for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring -4.47 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most Armed: 4,847thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,374thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,483rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,824thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,305thTop
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Most Conservative: 17,883rdMost Corrupt Governments: 21,346thHealthiest Citizens: 21,782ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 22,768th
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Most Conservative: 69th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 83rd in the regionMost Armed: 137th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 217th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 265th in the regionMost Extreme: 292nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Card Farmer 1828, saying 'no homo' is enough to escape punishment for the crime of being gay.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Farmer 1828, citizens no longer take selfies with their dead relatives at funerals.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Farmer 1828, newly synthesized elements' half-lives are a million times shorter than the time it takes to say their names.
  • : Card Farmer 1828 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Farmer 1828, the hardest thing for a mining operation to dig through is government red tape.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Farmer 1828, the military has declared war on all religious influence.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Farmer 1828, Rupert Bear is considered to be the most risqué TV programme in Card Farmer 1828.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Farmer 1828, one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Farmer 1828, Jennifer Government is banned.
  • : Card Farmer 1828 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.

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