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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 521stMost Influential: 1,044thLowest Crime Rates: 2,259th
The Kingdom of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Not now
Maarten Paulus III
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.445 billion

LeaderMaarten Paulus III


The Kingdom of Cartures is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Maarten Paulus III with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, pith helmet sales, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 4.445 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, 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 95.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Carturesian economy, worth 809 trillion Floreijns a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 182,123 Floreijns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Commemoration of the Great The North Pacific War costs almost as much as the war itself, treaties are taken to be mere rules of thumb, the government recently donated a surfboard to an impoverished family in a landlocked region, and squeaky high prepubescent voices recite the patriotic poem "Hail to The Leader!" before each meal. 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 266,347th in the world and 13,756th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -372.88 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 521stMost Influential: 1,044thLowest Crime Rates: 2,259thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,418thTop
Most Patriotic: 2,729thMost Developed: 2,740thHealthiest Citizens: 3,107thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,143rdMost Beautiful Environments: 3,817thMost Cultured: 3,882ndBest Weather: 4,169thSmartest Citizens: 4,738thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,821stLargest Governments: 4,984thHighest Food Quality: 5,051stHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,544thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,098thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,387thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,976thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,381stMost Corrupt Governments: 7,446thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,675thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,642ndLargest Welfare Programs: 9,175thHighest Average Incomes: 9,432ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,589thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,056thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,223rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,919thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,123rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,372ndMost Inclusive: 12,757thTop
Most Secular: 14,758thMost Efficient Economies: 17,318thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,494thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,694thLargest Agricultural Sector: 25,050thMost Subsidized Industry: 25,149th
Most Patriotic: 112th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 128th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 137th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 156th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 188th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 190th in the regionMost Cultured: 207th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 208th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 214th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 232nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 235th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 240th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 244th in the regionBest Weather: 246th in the regionLargest Governments: 268th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 281st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 294th in the regionMost Influential: 304th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 317th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 322nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 324th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 330th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 348th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 366th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 385th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 432nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 453rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 533rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 586th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 658th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 705th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 725th in the regionMost Inclusive: 747th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 777th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 778th in the regionMost Stationary: 802nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 880th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 912th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 967th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,048th in the regionLargest Populations: 1,268th in the region

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