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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 285thMost Influential: 690thLowest Crime Rates: 2,517th
The Kingdom of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Not now
Maarten Paulus III
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population7.825 billion

LeaderMaarten Paulus III


The Kingdom of Cartures is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Maarten Paulus III with an iron fist, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, keen interest in outer space, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 7.825 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 95.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Carturesian economy, worth a remarkable 1,415 trillion Floreijns a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 180,953 Floreijns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Rumor has it that Maarten Paulus III has won three lotteries in a row, lavish state dinners in Carturia are the state's leading budgetary expenditure, colonial subjects have Carturesian culture shoved down their throats, and bins outnumber trees in city parks. 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 15,150th in the world and 555th in The North Pacific for Most Secular, with 82.28 Atheism Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 285thMost Influential: 690thLowest Crime Rates: 2,517thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,592ndMost Developed: 2,719thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 3,133rdHealthiest Citizens: 3,204thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,354thBest Weather: 3,517thMost Cultured: 4,459thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,539thMost Patriotic: 4,597thSmartest Citizens: 4,868thLargest Governments: 4,953rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,104thHighest Food Quality: 5,511thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,522ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,183rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,294thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,453rdHighest Poor Incomes: 7,382ndLargest Welfare Programs: 8,664thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,213thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,946thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,430thHighest Average Incomes: 12,399thMost Inclusive: 13,317thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 14,616thMost Secular: 15,150thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,795thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,164thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,248thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,462ndHighest Economic Output: 18,234thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 19,792ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,722ndMost Efficient Economies: 24,244thMost Stationary: 27,728th
Lowest Crime Rates: 123rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 137th in the regionMost Influential: 139th in the regionMost Developed: 148th in the regionMost Patriotic: 161st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 168th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 179th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 180th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 187th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 189th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 191st in the regionBest Weather: 201st in the regionMost Cultured: 210th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 240th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 241st in the regionLargest Governments: 247th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 248th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 256th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 282nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 288th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 302nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 349th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 403rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 458th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 458th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 465th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 476th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 485th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 516th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 516th in the regionMost Stationary: 546th in the regionMost Secular: 555th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 614th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 651st in the region

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