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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 67th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 222nd Best Weather: 691st
The National Republic of
Authoritarian Democracy
For Our People and Posterity
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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Cartiga

Population14.695 billion

CapitalLevenaux
LeaderEmperor Gauthier
FaithEsoteric Catholicism

Currencybrouzouf
AnimalGriffin

The National Republic of Cartiga is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Gauthier with an even hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, compulsory vegetarianism, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, devout population of 14.695 billion Cartigans are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Environment are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Levenaux. The average income tax rate is 46.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cartigan economy, worth a remarkable 2,341 trillion brouzoufs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 159,320 brouzoufs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

War criminals are given full state funerals, family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries, gossip magazines have been replaced by mask catalogs, and the thin blue line is composed of picketing police officers demanding better pensions. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cartiga's national animal is the Griffin, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Esoteric Catholicism.

Cartiga is ranked 136,705th in the world and 947th in Europeia for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 32.48 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 67thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 222ndBest Weather: 691stMost Devout: 817thLargest Black Market: 1,263rdTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 2,631stMost Corrupt Governments: 3,139thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,570thHighest Economic Output: 3,869thMost Armed: 4,029thHealthiest Citizens: 4,376thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,389thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,854thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,425thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,478thLargest Populations: 7,333rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,813thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,052ndTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 10,064thMost Ignorant Citizens: 10,527thLowest Crime Rates: 12,629thMost Developed: 14,121stMost Stationary: 15,379thMost Efficient Economies: 16,097thLargest Governments: 16,230thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,410th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 8th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 11th in the regionMost Armed: 21st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 25th in the regionLargest Populations: 33rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 36th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 39th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 41st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 53rd in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 56th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 63rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 91st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 98th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 101st in the regionMost Stationary: 103rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 109th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, the thin blue line is composed of picketing police officers demanding better pensions.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, gossip magazines have been replaced by mask catalogs.
  • : Cartiga was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Authoritarian Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, war criminals are given full state funerals.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, becoming a missionary is a sure-fire route to martyrdom.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, military equipment stores have a tendency to go up in flames.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, the nation's industries are scrambling to switch to biodegradable plastics.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, Brancaland has gifted over nine thousand putrid moose carcasses to Cartiga as a reminder of their "special relationship".
  • : Following new legislation in Cartiga, children are terrified that the 'flying police monster' will come to take them away in the night.

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