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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 588thMost Influential: 931stLowest Crime Rates: 3,571st
The Kingdom of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Not now
Maarten Jonathan III
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Cartures

Population1.829 billion

CapitalCarturia
LeaderMaarten Jonathan III

CurrencyFlorein
Animalwolf

The Kingdom of Cartures is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Maarten Jonathan III with an iron fist, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.829 billion Carturesians 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 large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Carturia. The average income tax rate is 90.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Carturesian economy, worth 298 trillion Floreins a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 163,098 Floreins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway, weird kids who eat bugs are breaking the law, students at universities think exercise bikes are pieces of abstract art, and the "swords to plowshares" policy has created a generation of farmers that can kill a yak from 200 yards away. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cartures's national animal is the wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Cartures is ranked 217,651st in the world and 8,926th in The North Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 12.71 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 588thMost Influential: 931stTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 3,571stMost Developed: 4,296thHealthiest Citizens: 4,398thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,719thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,786thMost Cultured: 5,189thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,932ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,141stBest Weather: 6,583rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,008thLargest Governments: 7,068thSmartest Citizens: 7,167thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,411thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,573rdMost Advanced Public Education: 7,636thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,209thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,688thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,941stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,261stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,441stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,509thHighest Average Incomes: 11,558thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,866thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,873rdTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,386thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,674thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,253rdLargest Welfare Programs: 14,487thMost Secular: 15,947thMost Inclusive: 16,195thMost Authoritarian: 20,524thMost Efficient Economies: 21,834th
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Lowest Crime Rates: 187th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 248th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 269th in the regionMost Cultured: 270th in the regionMost Developed: 273rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 274th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 283rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 290th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 345th in the regionMost Influential: 349th in the regionLargest Governments: 376th in the regionBest Weather: 385th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 390th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 403rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 405th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 407th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 415th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 434th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 471st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 496th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 522nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 529th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 541st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 606th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 637th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 639th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 653rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 687th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 699th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 752nd in the regionMost Secular: 823rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 944th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 982nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Cartures voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting the Rights of Labour Unions".
  • : Following new legislation in Cartures, the "swords to plowshares" policy has created a generation of farmers that can kill a yak from 200 yards away.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartures, students at universities think exercise bikes are pieces of abstract art.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartures, weird kids who eat bugs are breaking the law.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartures, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway.
  • : Cartures voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Roavin".
  • : Cartures endorsed The Democratic States of Britle.
  • : Cartures was endorsed by The Democratic States of Britle.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartures, the latest drugs are only legally available to private patients.
  • : Cartures voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Gay Panic defense Ban".

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 254 » Shibutani, Dreadton, Ethnon, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Guer Aike, Pallaith, Frances Francis the First of France, Siwale, El Fiji Grande, Hamerica, 1 very fast endotarter, New Lakemba, Zzozona, McMasterdonia, Fauzjhia, Dabarastan, Seenvorland, The Serdey Islands, Notyoutopia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Daiz, Dar es Saalam, Koda-Land, Sundred, Newpromisedland, The Rhein States, Interdimensional Zone, Xagill, Great Bights Mum, Sikol, Empy, Xentherida, Omnistria, Sunto, Yaorozu, Ver Testua, The Pantheons, North Bratislava, Sil Dorsett, Orado, Korovan Isles, Valentine Z, The Iron Lions, The Tampa Bay Rays, Loutsland, Termathe, Selfgradatude, Former English Colony, I Like Killing people, and 204 others.Prydania, Zeternia, Libertania Democratica, Unshleepd, Fluffy Noodles, The Calabash Protectorate, Kranostav, Wineclaw, Yokciq Empire, Kocherian, Simone Republic, Clan Spaniel, Fendlium, Seanat, Brucklania, U S Eh, Joodey, Eywaan, Highton Islands, Yellops, PotatoFarmers, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Khoik, Unimaginable Doom, Shadowrik, Maclare, Malta Comino Gozo, Xyrron, Nistriabar, Aeolist, Madjack, Ravendi, Lux Conos, United Kahndaq, Kragsgale, Pokemanland, Xipher, Solcius, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Pleroma Sans Romans, Solskjar, Andexia, Eastern Cous Empria, Eurochina, Moubarakistan, Godwanna, Votak Matim, WeKnow, Heilhum Imperius, Maott, Napnomadia, Innocentic, Nationeer, Vincone Cae, Dangine, Zokk, Anungu, Runeda, Draconian Progression, Harjad, Drutopia Insomnia, The Sinclarian Provinces, Jovian Knights, Azzarel, East Supple Lund, Karazan, Partax, Gendirt, Dicko, Changjo, Aerilia, Vexilia, Walter Jackson, The Windmilluminati, Cretox State, Morover, Central Ryal, Pradovnia, United States of Medford, Holy Oranz, Felpolandia, Alice Gardens, BrightFutures, Outer Shenendoah, United States of Americanas, Lulubellia, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Elvoreto, Chips and Guac, The Endless Eventide, Magna Banitia, Navsland, Unsophisticate, Hardscrabble, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Republica Guilleana, Merconitonitopia, Imperial Pieserged, A Salmon Named Harold, Kureizen, Wilkshire, Cosamaloapan, Viridiann, R libanon, Southern Ryland, Religioncord, Pytong, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Bankowiata, Kazoo Basin, Maratabat, Ozstan, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Nova Arcania, The Stratosphere Islands, PEG, Pasargad, Venicea, Sevinland, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Ellbonnia, Free Atlantis, Railroad Crossing, Odelinor, Slyakanya, Liminyj, Strongwill, East Akra, Nodnarb, The Jerichowan Country, Chukstik Illahi, Hewani, Climeria, The Pleiads, Seijitsu, Colfes, New Michag, Blyskalia, Port Naga, Star Kingdom, Galbadiana, Darkmondoria, Svenskskit, Bharathvarsh, Glurponia, Wisconsota, His Enduring Majesty, Nalver And, Planes, Zyvetskistaahn, Muqatil, Super Girl, The Mazur Empire, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Sachi, The Republic of Free Peoples, Testnation223, Barabolia, Otakus and Weebs, Vesteysia, Svenskan, Francois Isidore, Nuronte, Aoncarpa, Valgarda, Patrician, Kromi, Zemnaya Svoboda, Travislavania, Nordic-British Union, Folenz, Figyjharli, Sanjurika, Wapistan, Trumpski, Greater Afroeurasia, Questann, Lol2639, Siforpeo, Shotokonia, Free Salvation, Tyirza, BTProductions, Alexander the Magnus, Galaician Empire, Uzbek Khan, Aryan Homeland, TyGerria, Mon Island, Steampunk Ariel, Singamadri, Qurtuba, Jaxikistan, New Celoveniortan, Cajland, ForestMythal, Kinitopia, Tsandonown, Liberum Hibernia, Defense For The World Assembly, Korean-Joseon, Siberian Workforce, and Britle.

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