by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 649th Highest Poor Incomes: 869th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 947th
The Empire of
Democratic Socialists
In Weed we trust.
Empress Dido
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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Fresh Carthage

Population6.245 billion

CapitalCarthage-on-the-Sea
LeaderEmpress Dido
FaithDidoism

CurrencyImperial Credit
AnimalWar Elephant

The Empire of Fresh Carthage is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Empress Dido with an even hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, pith helmet sales, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed population of 6.245 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, socially-minded 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 99.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Fresh Carthagean economy, worth a remarkable 1,436 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 230,068 Imperial Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The banshee wail foretells skies of death, government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of War Elephants and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry, and military spending recently hit a new high. 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 152,821st in the world and 7,654th in The North Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -10.04 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Secular: 649thHighest Poor Incomes: 869thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 947thLargest Governments: 1,035thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,107thMost Inclusive: 1,107thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,189thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,205thMost Developed: 1,434thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 1,743rdMost Beautiful Environments: 2,094thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,121stMost Cultured: 2,161stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,295thSmartest Citizens: 2,355thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,580thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,624thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,134thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,368thHighest Average Incomes: 3,403rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,978thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,235thMost Efficient Economies: 5,464thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,170thLowest Crime Rates: 6,632ndTop
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Highest Economic Output: 7,933rdHealthiest Citizens: 8,042ndBest Weather: 8,777thMost Influential: 8,778thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,271stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,503rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,793rdMost Stationary: 10,732ndMost Corrupt Governments: 11,005thHighest Drug Use: 11,883rdMost Income Equality: 13,620th
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Most Secular: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 35th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 41st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 41st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 42nd in the regionLargest Governments: 47th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 53rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 64th in the regionMost Developed: 72nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 80th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 86th in the regionMost Cultured: 93rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 96th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 108th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 119th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 127th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 130th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 134th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 134th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 147th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 161st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 200th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 215th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 230th in the regionMost Stationary: 254th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 293rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 298th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 336th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 378th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 429th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 452nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 478th in the regionBest Weather: 482nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 516th in the regionLargest Populations: 526th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 690th in the regionMost Income Equality: 753rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Fresh Carthage was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Fresh Carthage was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Fresh Carthage, military spending recently hit a new high.
  • : Following new legislation in Fresh Carthage, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of War Elephants and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry.
  • : Following new legislation in Fresh Carthage, government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Fresh Carthage, the banshee wail foretells skies of death.
  • : Following new legislation in Fresh Carthage, it is not politically correct to suspect that a serially convicted burglar might steal again.
  • : Fresh Carthage was reclassified from "Authoritarian Democracy" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Fresh Carthage was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Following new legislation in Fresh Carthage, women who leak pus from infected wounds are told to suck it up.

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