by Max Barry

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,954th Least Corrupt Governments: 3,351st Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,480th
The People of
Left-wing Utopia
All is for all!
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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The People of Cartanacia is a massive, genial nation, notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, soft-spoken computers, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.022 billion Cartans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Barre se l'Ona. The average income tax rate is 89.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cartan economy, worth 127 trillion cartans a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 125,034 cartans, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers, the government is overcome with ennui, suit-clad businessmen have been taking advantage of the relaxed welfare qualifications by shopping with food stamps, and worried-looking neonatal nurses are being deployed in place of SWAT teams during dangerous drug busts. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cartanacia's national animal is the hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Cartanacia is ranked 12,057th in the world and 80th in The Internationale for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 265.22 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,954thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,351stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,480thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,542ndMost Inclusive: 4,933rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,958thNicest Citizens: 5,239thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,778thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,234thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,319thSafest: 6,900thMost Developed: 7,227thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,531stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,728thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,480thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,762ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,909thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 9,189thMost Politically Free: 9,775thMost Efficient Economies: 9,813thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,117thMost Pacifist: 10,272ndLargest Governments: 10,448thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,930thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,724thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,057thMost Influential: 13,008thMost Cultured: 13,041stMost Income Equality: 13,253rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,372ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 13,680thMost Secular: 14,033rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,483rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,671stLowest Crime Rates: 16,843rdNudest: 17,196th
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Most Influential: 42nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 43rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 44th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 46th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 48th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 54th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 57th in the region

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