by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 770th Highest Poor Incomes: 787th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 953rd
The Empire of
Democratic Socialists
In Weed we trust.
Empress Dido
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Empire of Fresh Carthage is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Empress Dido with an even hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and ubiquitous missile silos. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.954 billion Fresh Carthaginians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Carthage-on-the-Sea. The average income tax rate is 99.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Fresh Carthagean economy, worth a remarkable 1,122 trillion Imperial Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 226,559 Imperial Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

New legislators take a week-long class entitled "Keeping Your Job: How to Avoid Offending Empress Dido", printing out government documents requires the approval of at least three admins, foreign leaders with unpaid parking tickets are often refused entry, and the nation's youth would rather watch paint dry than the news. Crime is totally unknown. Fresh Carthage's national animal is the War Elephant, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Didoism.

Fresh Carthage is ranked 6,988th in the world and 324th in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 6,162.05 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most Secular: 770thHighest Poor Incomes: 787thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 953rdMost Inclusive: 968thLargest Governments: 1,042ndMost Developed: 1,176thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,216thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,231stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,323rdMost Influential: 1,533rdMost Advanced Public Education: 1,612thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 1,960thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,024thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,047thMost Cultured: 2,122ndSmartest Citizens: 2,144thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,338thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,547thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,637thHighest Average Incomes: 3,365thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,685thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,833rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,847thMost Efficient Economies: 5,727thLowest Crime Rates: 6,250thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,988thBest Weather: 7,855thHealthiest Citizens: 7,967thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 9,111thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,145thHighest Economic Output: 9,876thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,603rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,727thMost Stationary: 12,516thHighest Drug Use: 12,997thMost Income Equality: 14,330thNicest Citizens: 15,794thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,620thNudest: 17,676th
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Highest Poor Incomes: 30th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 41st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 41st in the regionMost Secular: 42nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 47th in the regionLargest Governments: 51st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 51st in the regionMost Inclusive: 52nd in the regionMost Developed: 57th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 67th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 77th in the regionMost Cultured: 92nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 95th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 100th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 102nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 107th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 108th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 117th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 118th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 119th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 137th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 166th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 182nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 237th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 266th in the regionMost Stationary: 295th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 321st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 324th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 399th in the regionBest Weather: 412th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 435th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 443rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 456th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 464th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 578th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 586th in the regionLargest Populations: 597th in the regionNudest: 602nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 862nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 916th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 952nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Fresh Carthage was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Fresh Carthage, the nation's youth would rather watch paint dry than the news.
  • : Following new legislation in Fresh Carthage, foreign leaders with unpaid parking tickets are often refused entry.
  • : Following new legislation in Fresh Carthage, printing out government documents requires the approval of at least three admins.
  • : Following new legislation in Fresh Carthage, new legislators take a week-long class entitled "Keeping Your Job: How to Avoid Offending Empress Dido".
  • : Fresh Carthage was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Fresh Carthage was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : Fresh Carthage was cleansed by a Level 5 Invasion Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from The United States of The CyberGod, killing 2 million zombies.
  • : Fresh Carthage was struck by a Mk II (Sterilizer) Cure Missile from The United States of The CyberGod, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Fresh Carthage was cleansed by a Level 5 Invasion Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from The United States of The CyberGod, killing 8 million zombies.

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