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Largest Information Technology Sector: 247thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 483rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 670th
The Efficient Corporation of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
In oil we trust $
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population19.76 billion

CapitalOil City

Currencypetro $
AnimalLoxochoncha eichwaldi

The Efficient Corporation of Karatengisa is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Schlumberge with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 19.76 billion Karatengisans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The minute, corrupt government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Oil City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Karatengisan economy, worth a remarkable 5,836 trillion petro $s a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 295,389 petro $s, with the richest citizens earning 6.3 times as much as the poorest.

Government officials are phoning up good-looking celebrities to say they want to breed with them, the arms industry is backed by government subsidies and harsh anti-protest laws are in place, Karatengisan tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation, and most ambassadors from Karatengisa retire only a few years after being appointed. Crime is totally unknown. Karatengisa's national animal is the Loxochoncha eichwaldi, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Karatengisa is ranked 242,540th in the world and 11,773rd in the South Pacific for Highest Crime Rates, with 2.02 crimes per hour.

Largest Information Technology Sector: 247thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 483rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 670thHealthiest Citizens: 684thMost Secular: 743rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 855thMost Scientifically Advanced: 905thMost Developed: 1,132ndLongest Average Lifespans: 1,299thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,461stSmartest Citizens: 1,556thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,827thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,892ndHighest Economic Output: 1,895thHighest Average Incomes: 2,396thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,027thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,967thBest Weather: 4,534thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,694thLargest Black Market: 5,472ndHighest Food Quality: 5,630thLargest Retail Industry: 5,785thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,400thMost Influential: 7,233rdMost Corrupt Governments: 7,686thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,798thLargest Mining Sector: 8,682ndHighest Poor Incomes: 10,379thLargest Populations: 10,772ndMost Inclusive: 10,993rdTop
Most Patriotic: 16,857thMost Cultured: 17,481stMost Efficient Economies: 19,733rdMost Stationary: 22,506thMost Average: 22,935thLowest Crime Rates: 26,863rd
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 17th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 18th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 20th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 23rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 30th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 34th in the regionMost Secular: 34th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 39th in the regionMost Developed: 40th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 40th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 42nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 48th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 52nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 54th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 74th in the regionLargest Black Market: 93rd in the regionLargest Populations: 97th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 100th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 139th in the regionBest Weather: 146th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 172nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 173rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 173rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 182nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 187th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 258th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 288th in the regionMost Patriotic: 366th in the regionRudest Citizens: 384th in the regionMost Inclusive: 390th in the regionMost Stationary: 400th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 491st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 492nd in the regionMost Average: 512th in the regionMost Cultured: 539th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 644th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 753rd in the regionLargest Governments: 967th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,171st in the region

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