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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,818thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,677thLargest Black Market: 3,674th
The Principality of
Iron Fist Consumerists
I'm Not Dead Yet!
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Cardmania9006

Population7.395 billion

CurrencyDenero
Animalardvarke

The Principality of Cardmania9006 is a colossal, efficient nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, enslaved workforce, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 7.395 billion Cardmania9006ians 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 large, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 72.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Cardmania9006ian economy, worth 996 trillion Deneroes a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Tourism, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 134,790 Deneroes, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 506,600 per year while the poor average 25,035, a ratio of 20.2 to 1.

The arms industry is backed by government subsidies and harsh anti-protest laws are in place, internet ads promising "hot singles in your area" are even less accurate than they used to be, grade school teachers mark homework with red "CITATION NEEDED" stamps, and the military is researching proton packs and PK-meters to combat "unseen enemy forces". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cardmania9006's national animal is the ardvarke, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Cardmania9006 is ranked 214,709th in the world and 293rd in LunarPunk for Smartest Citizens, with 20.1 quips per hour.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,818thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,677thTop
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Largest Black Market: 3,674thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,320thMost Armed: 5,908thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,056thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,066thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,613thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,778thMost Avoided: 9,520thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,988thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 14,591stMost Advanced Public Education: 15,673rdHighest Average Incomes: 20,181stHighest Economic Output: 21,964thMost Developed: 24,283rdMost Patriotic: 24,441st
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionMost Patriotic: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionRudest Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 20th in the regionMost Conservative: 24th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 26th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 28th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Cardmania9006 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Cardmania9006 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Cardmania9006's influence in LunarPunk rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Following new legislation in Cardmania9006, the military is researching proton packs and PK-meters to combat "unseen enemy forces".
  • : Following new legislation in Cardmania9006, grade school teachers mark homework with red "CITATION NEEDED" stamps.
  • : Following new legislation in Cardmania9006, internet ads promising "hot singles in your area" are even less accurate than they used to be.
  • : Following new legislation in Cardmania9006, the arms industry is backed by government subsidies and harsh anti-protest laws are in place.
  • : Following new legislation in Cardmania9006, if the best leaders are those who don't want to lead then Leader's lack of leadership must be a great leadership quality.
  • : Following new legislation in Cardmania9006, women no longer need to pepper conversations with incessant references to fictitious husbands.
  • : Following new legislation in Cardmania9006, foreign leaders are advising that Leader's letters must have gotten lost in the mail.

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