by Max Barry

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,658thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,051stHighest Drug Use: 15,887th
The Federal Provinces of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Per Virtutem Adunationem
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population10.28 billion

LeaderPrime Minister Christopher Burch
Faitha major religion


The Federal Provinces of Cardo is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Prime Minister Christopher Burch with a fair hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, pith helmet sales, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 10.28 billion Cardoans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Environment, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Washington. The average income tax rate is 69.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Cardoan economy, worth 509 trillion Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is 49,587 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Builders across Cardo are blocked up with orders for new public loos, the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters, every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead, and bands of paramedics walk the streets looking for suspicious medical activity. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cardo's national animal is the Chicken, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is a major religion.

Cardo is ranked 192,891st in the world and 7,031st in Lazarus for Most Authoritarian, with 223.52 milliStalins.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,658thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 12,051stHighest Drug Use: 15,887thBest Weather: 16,306thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,679thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,135th
Highest Drug Use: 130th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 546th in the regionMost Politically Free: 551st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 686th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 755th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Cardo was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending and the Top 10% for Best Weather, Most Eco-Friendly Governments, Most Rebellious Youth, and Highest Drug Use.
  • : Cardo's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Cardo was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Cardo ceased to exist in Balder.
  • : Cardo's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Cardo's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Cardo's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Cardo was refounded in Balder.
  • : Cardo ceased to exist in Balder.
  • : Cardo's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".


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