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Largest Retail Industry: 3,326th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,160th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,426th
The Confederacy of
Father Knows Best State
All for one, and one for all!
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Carlotina

Population416 million

CapitalMiranueva

CurrencyConvertible Peso
AnimalParrot

The Confederacy of Carlotina is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its keen interest in outer space, pith helmet sales, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 416 million Confederados are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Miranueva. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 13.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Confederado economy, worth 49.4 trillion Convertible Pesos a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 118,792 Convertible Pesos, with the richest citizens earning 5.8 times as much as the poorest.

The government has embraced apartheid, gossip magazines are more interested in astrological stars than celebrity ones, bemused schoolkids colour in their favourite quadratic equations with crayons, and prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Carlotina's national animal is the Parrot, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Carlotina is ranked 134,329th in the world and 1st in The Club of Specialists for Most Pacifist, with 15.57 Cheeks Turned Per Day.

Top
5%
Largest Retail Industry: 3,326thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,160thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,426thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,782ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,031stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,547thHighest Drug Use: 7,619thTop
10%
Fattest Citizens: 8,909thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,172ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,239thMost Cultured: 13,988thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,188thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,056thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15,247th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Carlotina, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries.
  • : Following new legislation in Carlotina, bemused schoolkids colour in their favourite quadratic equations with crayons.
  • : Carlotina was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Following new legislation in Carlotina, gossip magazines are more interested in astrological stars than celebrity ones.
  • : Following new legislation in Carlotina, the government has embraced apartheid.
  • : Carlotina was reclassified from "Libertarian Police State" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • : Following new legislation in Carlotina, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers.
  • : Carlotina was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Libertarian Police State".
  • : Following new legislation in Carlotina, corruption is a game of two halves.
  • : Following new legislation in Carlotina, just as students finish their homework it's time for school.

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