by Max Barry

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Most Primitive: 6,098thMost Influential: 10,971stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,663rd
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Land of the Marsh Dwellers
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population325 million

CurrencyKarsonian Dollar
AnimalKarsonian Falcon

The Republic of Karson is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its ritual sacrifices, infamous sell-swords, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed population of 325 million Karsonians 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 37.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Karsonian economy, worth 12.7 trillion Karsonian Dollars a year, is led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 38,980 Karsonian Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

A bill to outlaw math homework has been submitted, it's rare to find an unchewed pencil, hordes of unemployed lumberjacks have resorted to cutting down utility poles to satisfy their cravings, and Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Karson City to enjoy their national art. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Karson's national animal is the Karsonian Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Karson is ranked 145,999th in the world and 6,421st in The North Pacific for Most Stationary, with 16.13695495012 Days.

Most Primitive: 6,098thTop
Most Influential: 10,971stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,663rd
Most Primitive: 324th in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 725th in the region

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