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Most Developed: 170thBest Weather: 182ndLongest Average Lifespans: 187th
The Holy Empire of
Authoritarian Democracy
Aut Vincere Aut Mori
Emperor Karolos
Influence
Page
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Karolosia

Population17.543 billion

CapitalKarolosia
LeaderEmperor Karolos
FaithKyrionism

CurrencyStater
AnimalLykos

The Holy Empire of Karolosia is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Emperor Karolos with an even hand, and notable for its aversion to nipples, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 17.543 billion Karolosians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Karolosia. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Karolosian economy, worth a remarkable 4,825 trillion Staters a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 275,076 Staters, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

With increasingly clear skies nobody seems to mind the electricity bill going through the roof, even the nation's brussel sprouts are delicious and nutritious, the new Karolosian-made OS is buggier and more inconvenient than a horse-drawn carriage, and the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Karolosia's national animal is the Lykos, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Kyrionism.

Karolosia is ranked 111,921st in the world and 3,547th in Osiris for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 542.68 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Developed: 170thBest Weather: 182ndLongest Average Lifespans: 187thLowest Crime Rates: 203rdHealthiest Citizens: 203rdSafest: 242ndMost Devout: 248thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 295thMost Pacifist: 405thMost Beautiful Environments: 440thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 472ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 516thLargest Governments: 572ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 696thHighest Poor Incomes: 712thMost Advanced Public Education: 775thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 778thLargest Welfare Programs: 812thLargest Agricultural Sector: 812thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 934thMost Efficient Economies: 968thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,014thNicest Citizens: 1,142ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,291stSmartest Citizens: 1,307thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,062ndTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,304thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,497thHighest Average Incomes: 2,743rdHighest Food Quality: 2,861stMost Cultured: 3,166thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,266thMost Stationary: 4,159thMost Conservative: 5,768thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,273rdLargest Publishing Industry: 6,598thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,193rdMost Patriotic: 7,885thMost Income Equality: 8,041stTop
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Most Influential: 11,938thMost Authoritarian: 11,944thLargest Populations: 12,176thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,380thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19,312th
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Most Developed: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionSafest: 9th in the regionMost Devout: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 12th in the regionMost Pacifist: 14th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18th in the regionLargest Governments: 19th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 19th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 23rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 27th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 27th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 29th in the regionNicest Citizens: 29th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 33rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 36th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 38th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 40th in the regionMost Stationary: 43rd in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 69th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 74th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 79th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 104th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 111th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 114th in the regionMost Cultured: 141st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 143rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 174th in the regionMost Conservative: 194th in the regionMost Influential: 199th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 261st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 268th in the regionLargest Populations: 298th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 307th in the regionMost Patriotic: 333rd in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 417th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 594th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Karolosia, the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure.
  • : Following new legislation in Karolosia, the new Karolosian-made OS is buggier and more inconvenient than a horse-drawn carriage.
  • : Following new legislation in Karolosia, even the nation's brussel sprouts are delicious and nutritious.
  • : Following new legislation in Karolosia, with increasingly clear skies nobody seems to mind the electricity bill going through the roof.
  • : Following new legislation in Karolosia, community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common.
  • : Following new legislation in Karolosia, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations.
  • : Following new legislation in Karolosia, citizens can only enjoy the splendor of the natural world in designated 'Majesty Appreciation' zones.
  • : Following new legislation in Karolosia, schoolboys who turn to watch pretty girls go by are given detention.
  • : Following new legislation in Karolosia, conspiracy theorists allege that the government is spying on them through their carbon monoxide detectors.
  • : Following new legislation in Karolosia, hospitals in Karolosia are too busy serving the needs of Osiris to see Karolosians.

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