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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,365thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,603rdLargest Retail Industry: 5,227th
The Principate of
Father Knows Best State
Flamma de cinere
Princeps Pavel I
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Carthaginium

Population2.061 billion

CapitalProspero
LeaderPrinceps Pavel I
FaithPhoenixism

Currencyshekel
AnimalPhoenix

The Principate of Carthaginium is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Princeps Pavel I with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, aversion to nipples, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 2.061 billion Carthaginians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Prospero. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 28.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Carthaginian economy, worth 292 trillion shekels a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Tourism. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 142,076 shekels, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 539,030 per year while the poor average 25,996, a ratio of 20.7 to 1.

Exploding toys that leak battery acid are back in the shops after the government declared child safety 'over-rated', no-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium, most barbers are also surgeons, and Princeps Pavel I's new door-knocking campaign has the sweet taste of success. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Carthaginium's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Phoenixism.

Carthaginium is ranked 18,912th in the world and 1,044th in Osiris for Lowest Crime Rates, with 82.54 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,365thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,603rdLargest Retail Industry: 5,227thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,603rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,011thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,617thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,091stMost Influential: 8,054thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,038thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 12,711thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,735thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,004thHighest Average Incomes: 16,119thMost Efficient Economies: 16,688thMost Developed: 16,796thMost Cultured: 17,612thLowest Crime Rates: 18,912thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,173rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,489thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,616thLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,386thSmartest Citizens: 22,952ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 23,000thLargest Black Market: 24,453rd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 15th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 106th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 193rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 231st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 273rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 302nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 305th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 388th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 488th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 638th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 690th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 719th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 746th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 767th in the region

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