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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,179thMost Influential: 1,952ndMost Devout: 4,794th
The Supreme Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Peace and Prosperity for the People
King Karlinius
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Karlenstein

Population1.41 billion

CapitalKarlington
LeaderKing Karlinius
FaithErutheism

CurrencyBitcoin
AnimalWolf

The Supreme Empire of Karlenstein is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by King Karlinius with an iron fist, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, anti-smoking policies, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 1.41 billion Karlensteinians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Karlington. The average income tax rate is 74.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Karlensteinian economy, worth 210 trillion Bitcoins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 149,018 Bitcoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

All beauty contests have been banned, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies, distant and obscure male relatives succeed to the Karlensteinian throne, and billions of Bitcoins are being blown on orbital weapons development. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Karlenstein's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Erutheism.

Karlenstein is ranked 34,211th in the world and 1,542nd in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 1,615.49 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,179thMost Influential: 1,952ndTop
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Most Devout: 4,794thLowest Crime Rates: 7,391stHighest Poor Incomes: 8,830thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,778thHealthiest Citizens: 11,007thMost Developed: 11,094thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,101stMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,345thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,650thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 12,642ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,175thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,810thHighest Average Incomes: 14,371stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14,694thMost Authoritarian: 14,974thLargest Governments: 15,906thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,363rdSmartest Citizens: 17,426thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,546thMost Efficient Economies: 18,384thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21,028thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22,467thHighest Average Tax Rates: 22,717thMost Cultured: 23,495th
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Most Devout: 204th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 381st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 490th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 491st in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 552nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 579th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 581st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 597th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 611th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 633rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 637th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 646th in the regionMost Developed: 649th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 690th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 710th in the regionMost Influential: 749th in the regionLargest Governments: 790th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 805th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 818th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 882nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 908th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 909th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 913th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 940th in the region

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