by Max Barry

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Most Pacifist: 2,460thMost Influential: 3,063rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,278th
The Egalitarian Democracy of
Left-wing Utopia
Amor Vincit Omnia
Eminence Grise
WA Delegate
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.561 billion

CapitalLiliana City
LeaderPresident Lucille Granger

AnimalWhite-Tailed Deer

The Egalitarian Democracy of Karteria is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Lucille Granger with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, keen interest in outer space, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.561 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 enormous, socially-minded 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 92.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Karterian economy, worth 605 trillion Panameroes 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 major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 132,839 Panameroes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Karteria's radio stations, people who tease dwarfs are being cut down to size, the well-to-do in New West Indies are never on time for important appointments, and royalist is the most offensive slur in the Karterian language. Crime, especially youth-related, 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 frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Karteria is ranked 179,385th in the world and 104th in New West Indies for Most Pro-Market, scoring -75.22 on the Rand Index.

Most Pacifist: 2,460thMost Influential: 3,063rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,278thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,344thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,446thMost Inclusive: 3,691stNicest Citizens: 3,905thBest Weather: 4,143rdLargest Welfare Programs: 4,481stLargest Publishing Industry: 4,556thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,171stSafest: 5,181stMost Beautiful Environments: 5,228thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,455thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,461stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,496thMost Developed: 5,521stLongest Average Lifespans: 5,521stHealthiest Citizens: 5,768thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,877thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,449thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,829thSmartest Citizens: 6,857thLargest Governments: 8,461stLowest Crime Rates: 8,701stLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,127thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 11,699thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,102ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,910thMost Cultured: 15,374thMost Secular: 15,501stMost Subsidized Industry: 17,219thHighest Average Incomes: 17,977thMost Income Equality: 18,508thMost Efficient Economies: 18,709th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionNicest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionMost Income Equality: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Karteria approved the World Assembly proposal "Commend Nuremgard".
  • : Karteria approved the World Assembly proposal "International Bankruptcy Comity".
  • : Karteria approved the World Assembly proposal "Repeal "Wartime Journalism Protection Act"".
  • : Karteria altered its national flag.
  • : Karteria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Trotterdam".
  • : Karteria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Legal Rights of Workers".
  • : Karteria endorsed The Federal Republic of Costa Vecchia.
  • : Karteria lodged a message on the High Court of the New West Indies Regional Message Board.
  • : Karteria approved the World Assembly proposal "Commend Trotterdam".
  • : Karteria approved the World Assembly proposal "Regulations on Convict Labor".


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