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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,347th Largest Publishing Industry: 2,939th Highest Disposable Incomes: 4,879th
The Utopian Progressive Council of
New York Times Democracy
Vitae, Libertati, et Honori
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population9.41 billion

LeaderSpeaker Scopulus
FaithThe Orthodox Church of the Divine


The Utopian Progressive Council of Cardoness is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Speaker Scopulus with a fair hand, and notable for its ban on automobiles, ubiquitous missile silos, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 9.41 billion Cardonessians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small government prioritizes Education, with Industry, Environment, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Avallonis. The average income tax rate is 8.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cardonessian economy, worth a remarkable 1,166 trillion Credits a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 123,954 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Hiding wrinkles with make-up is illegal, pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves, Speaker Scopulus's media campaigns take a hiatus around exam week, and people can't decide between preserving forests and buying print copies of 'Dogman Versus The Giggler'. Crime is totally unknown. Cardoness's national animal is the Boar, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Orthodox Church of the Divine.

Cardoness is ranked 5,842nd in the world and 1st in United League of Nations for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 6,769.86 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,347thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,939thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,879thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,842ndMost Cultured: 6,266thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,354thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,054thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 9,262ndMost Developed: 9,424thLargest Retail Industry: 9,947thMost Armed: 10,086thSmartest Citizens: 10,474thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,905thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,183rdHighest Economic Output: 12,360thNudest: 12,985thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,015thBest Weather: 15,094th
Most Armed: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the region

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Endorsements Received: 6 » Nikoland Piczi, Calour, Movovia, Markoviak, The Regalian Underland, and Ankhion.

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