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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,426th Most Pacifist: 3,438th Most Compassionate Citizens: 3,740th
The Egalitarian Democracy of
Left-wing Utopia
Amor Vincit Omnia
Influence
Powerbroker
WA Delegate / Secretary-General of the New West Indies
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Karteria

Population2.789 billion

CapitalLiliana City
LeaderPresident Benjamin Heigele

CurrencyKar
AnimalWhite-Tailed Deer

The Egalitarian Democracy of Karteria is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Benjamin Heigele with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.789 billion Karterians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Liliana City. The average income tax rate is 88.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Karterian economy, worth 367 trillion Kars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 131,614 Kars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The song 'They Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in Karteria' is a smash hit, colleges adhere to rigid ethnic quotas for admissions, halberds are common 18th birthday presents, and the government pours millions of Kars into rehabilitation programs annually. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Karteria's national animal is the White-Tailed Deer, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Karteria is ranked 5,353rd in the world and 2nd in New West Indies for Most Developed, scoring 91.75 on the Human Development Index.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,426thMost Pacifist: 3,438thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,740thMost Inclusive: 4,081stMost Influential: 4,463rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,529thNicest Citizens: 4,690thBest Weather: 4,800thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,042ndSafest: 5,260thMost Developed: 5,353rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,479thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,749thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,821stLongest Average Lifespans: 5,902ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,324thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,585thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,810thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,139thHealthiest Citizens: 7,245thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,376thSmartest Citizens: 7,595thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 8,494thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,934thLargest Governments: 10,159thLowest Crime Rates: 11,293rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,092ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,365thMost Secular: 12,719thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,590thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,218th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Stationary: 9th in the region

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