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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,199thBest Weather: 5,227thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,574th
The Kingdom of
Father Knows Best State
Freedom by His pleasure, equality by His grace
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Karterstan

Population6.993 billion

CapitalKartergrad
LeaderKing Karter XVI
FaithThe Church of Karterstan

CurrencyTerst
AnimalLion

The Kingdom of Karterstan is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Karter XVI with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, smutty television, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 6.993 billion Karterstanis are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kartergrad. The average income tax rate is 50.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Karterstanian economy, worth 942 trillion Tersts a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 134,795 Tersts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Contestants on Karterstan's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent, pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves, customs turn away those considered to have an unfavourable ethnicity, and tourists need only sign on the dotted line to become citizens. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Karterstan's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Church of Karterstan.

Karterstan is ranked 17,348th in the world and 40th in The Alliance of Dictators for Most Developed, scoring 85.19 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,199thTop
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Best Weather: 5,227thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,574thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,386thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,600thLowest Crime Rates: 8,613thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,062ndMost Beautiful Environments: 9,151stHealthiest Citizens: 9,386thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,832ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,024thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 13,610thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,153rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,615thMost Devout: 16,248thMost Developed: 17,348thLargest Retail Industry: 17,713thHighest Average Incomes: 18,171stHighest Disposable Incomes: 18,344thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,706thMost Influential: 19,065thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,657thHighest Economic Output: 19,746thSmartest Citizens: 22,592ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 23,817thLargest Governments: 23,870thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23,979th
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Best Weather: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 11th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 11th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 3 » Island Zero, Nuzozya, and Spiritual Republic of Caryton.

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