by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 551stMost Influential: 978thMost Patriotic: 2,099th
The Kingdom of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Not now
Maarten Jonathan III
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population2.685 billion

LeaderMaarten Jonathan III


The Kingdom of Cartures is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Maarten Jonathan III with an iron fist, and notable for its zero percent divorce rate, keen interest in outer space, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 2.685 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 94.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Carturesian economy, worth 467 trillion Floreins a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 174,157 Floreins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Boats straying just metres away from the shore will raise the ire of the Coast Guard, hordes of tourists are ruining the environment, 10-year-olds who struggle with integrating by parts are considered slow learners, and nations that kill a Carturesian can expect a strongly worded letter. 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 10,042nd in the world and 509th in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 4,858.8 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 551stMost Influential: 978thMost Patriotic: 2,099thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 2,445thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,715thMost Developed: 3,212thHealthiest Citizens: 3,411thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,567thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,115thMost Cultured: 4,322ndBest Weather: 4,530thLargest Governments: 5,034thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,120thSmartest Citizens: 5,328thHighest Food Quality: 5,421stHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,630thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,073rdHighest Poor Incomes: 6,832ndMost Corrupt Governments: 7,051stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,601stMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,835thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,899thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,607thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,161stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,615thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,726thHighest Average Incomes: 9,902ndLargest Welfare Programs: 10,042ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,374thTop
Most Inclusive: 12,518thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,674thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,491stLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,760thMost Secular: 14,579thMost Efficient Economies: 15,980th
Most Patriotic: 94th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 137th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 164th in the regionMost Developed: 201st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 208th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 218th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 220th in the regionMost Cultured: 223rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 238th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 259th in the regionLargest Governments: 271st in the regionBest Weather: 277th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 281st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 297th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 312th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 317th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 326th in the regionMost Influential: 339th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 362nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 362nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 371st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 384th in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 409th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 429th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 453rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 470th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 500th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 509th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 512th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 577th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 599th in the regionMost Secular: 700th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 714th in the regionMost Inclusive: 725th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Cartures, nations that kill a Carturesian can expect a strongly worded letter.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartures, 10-year-olds who struggle with integrating by parts are considered slow learners.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartures, hordes of tourists are ruining the environment.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartures, boats straying just metres away from the shore will raise the ire of the Coast Guard.
  • : Cartures voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Epidemic Investigation Act".
  • : Cartures was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Patriotic.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartures, squeaky high prepubescent voices recite the patriotic poem "Hail to The Leader!" before each meal.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartures, sex offenders find themselves cut off from the ability to repeat their crimes.
  • : Cartures voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Drop Your Pants".
  • : Following new legislation in Cartures, the nation's diplomatic missives are now delivered via sniper rifle.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 249 » 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, McMasterdonia, Seenvorland, The Serdey Islands, Notyoutopia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Daiz, Dar es Saalam, Koda-Land, Newpromisedland, The Rhein States, Xagill, Great Bights Mum, Sikol, Empy, Xentherida, Omnistria, Sunto, Yaorozu, Ver Testua, The Pantheons, North Bratislava, Sil Dorsett, Orado, Valentine Z, The Iron Lions, The Tampa Bay Rays, Loutsland, Selfgradatude, Former English Colony, I Like Killing people, Prydania, Zeternia, Libertania Democratica, Unshleepd, Fluffy Noodles, The Calabash Protectorate, Kranostav, and 199 others.Wineclaw, Yokciq Empire, Simone Republic, Clan Spaniel, Fendlium, Seanat, Brucklania, Joodey, Highton Islands, Yellops, PotatoFarmers, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Khoik, Unimaginable Doom, Shadowrik, Malta Comino Gozo, Xyrron, Nistriabar, Aeolist, Ravendi, Lux Conos, United Kahndaq, Kragsgale, Pokemanland, Xipher, Solcius, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Pleroma Sans Romans, Solskjar, Eastern Cous Empria, Moubarakistan, Votak Matim, WeKnow, Heilhum Imperius, Maott, Napnomadia, Nationeer, Vincone Cae, Dangine, Zokk, Anungu, Runeda, Draconian Progression, Harjad, Drutopia Insomnia, The Sinclarian Provinces, Azzarel, East Supple Lund, Karazan, Gendirt, Dicko, Changjo, Aerilia, Vexilia, Walter Jackson, The Windmilluminati, Cretox State, Morover, Pradovnia, United States of Medford, Holy Oranz, Felpolandia, Alice Gardens, BrightFutures, Outer Shenendoah, United States of Americanas, Lulubellia, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Chips and Guac, The Endless Eventide, Unsophisticate, Hardscrabble, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Republica Guilleana, Merconitonitopia, A Salmon Named Harold, Wilkshire, Viridiann, R libanon, Pytong, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Bankowiata, Ozstan, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Nova Arcania, The Stratosphere Islands, Pasargad, Venicea, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Ellbonnia, Railroad Crossing, Liminyj, Strongwill, East Akra, Nodnarb, The Jerichowan Country, Chukstik Illahi, Climeria, Seijitsu, New Michag, Blyskalia, Star Kingdom, Galbadiana, Darkmondoria, Svenskskit, Bharathvarsh, Glurponia, Wisconsota, Planes, Zyvetskistaahn, Super Girl, The Mazur Empire, Sachi, The Republic of Free Peoples, Testnation223, Vesteysia, Francois Isidore, Nuronte, Kromi, Zemnaya Svoboda, Travislavania, Nordic-British Union, Folenz, Figyjharli, Wapistan, Tyirza, Aryan Homeland, Mon Island, Steampunk Ariel, Singamadri, Jaxikistan, New Celoveniortan, Cajland, ForestMythal, Tsandonown, Liberum Hibernia, Phaerra, Greater Ale Permars, Ariele, Intion North, Eternal Dominion, Card Kingdom, Andanavia, Tringapore, Perikuresu, Sopernia, Apollo Park, Bearical, Nation1812, Sahriastan, Lionia, Capablanca, Tibus Heth, Que Lukustinardon, Praeceps, United Soviet State of North Amerika, Palgo, Paradeavenlisian States, Rising Sakura, Dabarastan, AmManies, Laurendon, Teothopia, Antonimus, Kaihe, Saperisole, Religioncord, New Trisone, Advancia-Sizzletown, ChristianVille of the USA, Koletsia, Aguaria Major, Sundred, Faircliff, Amogus Sussy, Hellsinky, Chuuni Weebs, ABC, Joseph Joestar 2nd part, Tachycardia, Skerordere Ang, Jancokk, Technocratic-european Countries, Weeb cult, Kwaj, Capitista, Baloia, Laudesia, Waldekit, Shizzy, Kastonvia, Q w e r t y, Sojenre, Russila, Haprus Nanari, Seltsames Auge, Holy Marcus Empire, and Straumrike.

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