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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,200thMost Influential: 9,985thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,725th
The Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
We Will Endure
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Few

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Cartionia

Population404 million

CurrencySolar
Animalunicorn

The Empire of Cartionia is a huge, safe nation, notable for its state-planned economy, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical population of 404 million Cartionians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Law & Order, and Education. The average income tax rate is 74.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Cartionian economy, worth 31.3 trillion Solars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Average income is 77,421 Solars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Kids are taught in schools to argue with their parents, Leader's told that love often manifests itself through homicidal four-lettered litanies, films are funded in accordance with the volume of tears shed when reading the screenplay, and courtrooms can be a little sketchy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cartionia's national animal is the unicorn, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Cartionia is ranked 36,384th in the world and 1,127th in the South Pacific for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1,146.62 Tourists Per Hour.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,200thMost Influential: 9,985thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,725thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 15,934thMost Inclusive: 15,967thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 19,833rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,072ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 21,898thMost Secular: 22,338thHighest Average Tax Rates: 22,449thLargest Welfare Programs: 22,737thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 23,422ndLowest Crime Rates: 23,474thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 24,065thNicest Citizens: 24,075thMost Compassionate Citizens: 24,143rd
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 332nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 479th in the regionMost Inclusive: 566th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 625th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 641st in the regionMost Influential: 680th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 681st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 689th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 692nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 711th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 729th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 731st in the regionMost Secular: 763rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 776th in the regionLargest Governments: 818th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Cartionia, courtrooms can be a little sketchy.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartionia, films are funded in accordance with the volume of tears shed when reading the screenplay.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartionia, Leader's told that love often manifests itself through homicidal four-lettered litanies.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartionia, kids are taught in schools to argue with their parents.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartionia, hammer and sickle-wielding space marines are such stuff that dreams are made on.
  • : Cartionia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The Communist Bloc".
  • : Cartionia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending and the Top 10% for Largest Welfare Programs, Most Advanced Law Enforcement, and Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartionia, the government blames all suspicious phenomena on flying saucers.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartionia, toddlers are wielding machine guns in the name of national defense.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartionia, ersatz chicken has left the nation's citizens with a bad taste in their mouths.

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