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Largest Populations: 61st Most Efficient Economies: 79th Highest Economic Output: 310th
The Great Civilization of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
With strange aeons even death may die.
Regional Influence
Hegemony
Founder
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

Overview Factbook People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Great Civilization of The Ctan is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by the people with an even hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, strictly enforced bedtime, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 31.151 billion Ctani 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 minute government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Education also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tephet-Sheta. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Ctanian economy, worth a remarkable 8,667 trillion Credits 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, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Uranium Mining, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. 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 amazing 278,247 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

Debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions, no-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium, and diplomatic missions typically end with a flurry of childish insults, accusations and phlegm. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Ctan's national animal is the Raven, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

The Ctan is ranked 178,448th in the world and 2nd in The Mictlan System for Longest Average Lifespans, with 26.06 Years.

Top
1%
Largest Populations: 61stMost Efficient Economies: 79thHighest Economic Output: 310thLargest Mining Sector: 338thMost Avoided: 909thLargest Publishing Industry: 968thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,022ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,073rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,187thHighest Average Incomes: 1,509thSmartest Citizens: 1,544thMost Armed: 1,550thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,748thTop
5%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,095thLargest Black Market: 2,346thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,352ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,391stMost Stationary: 2,550thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,586thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,825thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,080thRudest Citizens: 3,207thHighest Crime Rates: 3,241stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,425thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,771stLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,810thHighest Drug Use: 4,427thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,710thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,105thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,413thMost Secular: 6,150thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,424thLargest Retail Industry: 6,723rdMost Influential: 6,989thTop
10%
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 10,085thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12,214thHealthiest Citizens: 12,410thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,886th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Ctan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ctan, diplomatic missions typically end with a flurry of childish insults, accusations and phlegm.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ctan, no-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium.
  • : The Ctan's influence in The Mictlan System fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".
  • : Following new legislation in The Ctan, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions.
  • : The Ctan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ctan, debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ctan, arbitrary election rules are considered sacrosanct.
  • : The Ctan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : The Ctan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Armed and the Top 10% for Largest Gambling Industry.

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