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Most Secular: 3,223rdMost Patriotic: 3,286thMost Influential: 3,551st
The Federation of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Peace, Prosperity, Justice
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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New Caratonia

Population1.517 billion

CurrencyCarat
AnimalRabbit

The Federation of New Caratonia is a massive, efficient nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, parental licensing program, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.517 billion New Caratonians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 94.8%.

The frighteningly efficient New Caratonian economy, worth 224 trillion Carats a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 147,994 Carats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Much of New Caratonia's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence, it is illegal to have the wrong clock time showing on your microwave oven, psychiatrists bizarrely accompany Leader to meetings with foreign heads of state, and jabbing a baby's bottle at officials gets parents waved straight through immigration. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Caratonia's national animal is the Rabbit, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

New Caratonia is ranked 9,121st in the world and 169th in 10000 Islands for Healthiest Citizens, with 15.48 bananas ingested per day.

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Most Secular: 3,223rdMost Patriotic: 3,286thMost Influential: 3,551stMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,680thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,027thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,032ndBest Weather: 4,384thLowest Crime Rates: 4,954thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,965thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,174thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,635thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,686thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,781stMost Authoritarian: 5,855thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,045thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,089thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,140thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,394thMost Developed: 6,436thLargest Governments: 7,581stLongest Average Lifespans: 7,684thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,717thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,483rdHealthiest Citizens: 9,121stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,196thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,973rdSmartest Citizens: 11,213thTop
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Most Conservative: 13,334thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,059thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,514thHighest Average Incomes: 15,790thMost Income Equality: 17,908thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,962ndMost Efficient Economies: 21,519thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 22,207thLargest Black Market: 24,635th
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Most Authoritarian: 25th in the regionMost Extreme: 35th in the regionMost Patriotic: 38th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 43rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 54th in the regionMost Conservative: 64th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 68th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 68th in the regionMost Secular: 70th in the regionMost Income Equality: 77th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 81st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 83rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 85th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 101st in the regionBest Weather: 107th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 108th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 117th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 119th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 119th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 125th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 126th in the regionMost Developed: 128th in the regionLargest Governments: 140th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 148th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 148th in the regionLargest Black Market: 155th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in New Caratonia, jabbing a baby's bottle at officials gets parents waved straight through immigration.
  • : Following new legislation in New Caratonia, psychiatrists bizarrely accompany Leader to meetings with foreign heads of state.
  • : Following new legislation in New Caratonia, it is illegal to have the wrong clock time showing on your microwave oven.
  • : Following new legislation in New Caratonia, much of New Caratonia's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence.
  • : Following new legislation in New Caratonia, family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries.
  • : New Caratonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Following new legislation in New Caratonia, sections of the police receive paramilitary training.
  • : Following new legislation in New Caratonia, you gots to be part of the Party to get in to the party.
  • : Following new legislation in New Caratonia, policemen regularly conduct midnight raids on closed donut shops to 'collect evidence'.
  • : Following new legislation in New Caratonia, Air New Caratonia is rumored to receive more government funding than the New Caratonian Air Force.

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