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Most Conservative: 227thLargest Mining Sector: 286thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 409th
The Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Discipline, austerity, strength
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Kars

Population6.26 billion

CapitalOld Dour
LeaderPresident Robert Belikraft
FaithGrafism

Currencycoople
Animalrooster

The Republic of Kars is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by President Robert Belikraft with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.26 billion Karsians 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Spirituality are also considered important, while Social Policy and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Old Dour. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 85.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Karsian economy, worth a remarkable 1,446 trillion cooples a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, Automobile Manufacturing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 231,101 cooples, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 775,619 per year while the poor average 51,100, a ratio of 15.2 to 1.

The navy is chrome-plating its battleships to prevent rust, six-year-old children playing dress-up are viewed with suspicion, female brains are believed to heat up dangerously when 'overclocked', and the nation frequently scolds its subject territories for staying up past bedtime. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force. Kars's national animal is the rooster, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Grafism.

Kars is ranked 452nd in the world and 10th in The North Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 20,988.97 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Conservative: 227thLargest Mining Sector: 286thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 409thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 452ndMost Devout: 478thMost Subsidized Industry: 621stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 892ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 913thMost Ignorant Citizens: 920thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,088thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,192ndLargest Black Market: 1,196thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,839thTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,494thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,818thMost Primitive: 3,575thMost Avoided: 3,673rdLowest Crime Rates: 3,965thHighest Average Incomes: 4,204thMost Efficient Economies: 4,208thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,144thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,504thLargest Governments: 7,775thMost Authoritarian: 7,818thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 10,721stLongest Average Lifespans: 10,831stHighest Economic Output: 11,177thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,672ndMost Stationary: 16,114thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,531stMost Influential: 20,481st
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Most Conservative: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10th in the regionMost Devout: 25th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 32nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 37th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 41st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 43rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 44th in the regionLargest Black Market: 52nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 52nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 80th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 87th in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 97th in the regionMost Avoided: 127th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 192nd in the regionMost Primitive: 205th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 208th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 215th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 251st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 280th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 355th in the regionMost Stationary: 374th in the regionLargest Governments: 392nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 424th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 479th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 598th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 613th in the regionMost Extreme: 758th in the regionLargest Populations: 834th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 837th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 843rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 908th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Kars, the nation frequently scolds its subject territories for staying up past bedtime.
  • : Following new legislation in Kars, female brains are believed to heat up dangerously when 'overclocked'.
  • : Following new legislation in Kars, six-year-old children playing dress-up are viewed with suspicion.
  • : Following new legislation in Kars, the navy is chrome-plating its battleships to prevent rust.
  • : Kars was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Kars was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Kars, the construction of massive skyscrapers seems to be the result of Kars's mid-life crisis.
  • : Following new legislation in Kars, the average commuter spends four hours a day driving to and from work.
  • : Following new legislation in Kars, the lasting legacy of the current generation is a million years of buried radioactivity.
  • : Following new legislation in Kars, hunters often become the hunted.

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