by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 4,053rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,085thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,056th
The Carthaginian Empire of
Father Knows Best State
We will find a way, or we will make one.
King Zephon I
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Population12.624 billion

LeaderKing Zephon I
FaithPhoenician Pantheon


The Carthaginian Empire of Jern-Ulv is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Zephon I with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 12.624 billion Carthaginians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Carthage. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 84.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Carthaginian economy, worth a remarkable 1,864 trillion shekels a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Retail. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 147,703 shekels, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 447,796 per year while the poor average 37,885, a ratio of 11.8 to 1.

Short shrift is being given to applications for political asylum from illegal immigrants, foreign governments are looking into weaponizing the infamous Carthaginian bee, the military maintains a fierce arsenal of 'Cure Missiles', and no one believes anything until it has been strenuously tested and peer-reviewed. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Jern-Ulv's national animal is the elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Phoenician Pantheon.

Jern-Ulv is ranked 129,603rd in the world and 7th in The Empire of Tamriel for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 700.3 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

Most Advanced Public Transport: 4,053rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,085thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,056thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,610thHighest Economic Output: 10,297thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,414thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,912thLargest Governments: 11,061stMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,938thLargest Black Market: 12,046thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,525thMost Patriotic: 13,210thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,447thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,566thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,785thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,018thHighest Average Incomes: 15,780thMost Developed: 16,618thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,536thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,605thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,637thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,003rdLowest Crime Rates: 20,242ndMost Secular: 20,813thMost Efficient Economies: 23,528thLargest Populations: 25,015thMost Beautiful Environments: 25,553rdMost Cultured: 25,577thSmartest Citizens: 25,887th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the region

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