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The Republic of Card Farmer 1809

“Card Farming”

Category: Authoritarian Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Thriving
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: Birb

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Card Farmer 1809

Population517 million

Currencycards
Animalfarming

The Republic of Card Farmer 1809 is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, frequent executions, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 517 million Card Farmer 1809ians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Education. The average income tax rate is 52.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Card Farmer 1809ian economy, worth 38.5 trillion cards 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 black market in Woodchip Exports, Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 74,392 cards, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Abortion is only legal in unusual circumstances, polygamy is legal, the public health bureaucracy is wrapped in miles of red tape, and a generation of children conceived in hell and born in strife is growing up inside government-run care villages. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Card Farmer 1809's national animal is the farming, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Card Farmer 1809 is ranked 168,210th in the world and 2,209th in Birb for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -3.35 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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1%
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,049thTop
5%
Largest Mining Sector: 7,528thTop
10%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,929thMost Income Equality: 21,369th
Top
1%
Most Income Equality: 23rd in the regionTop
5%
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 50th in the regionMost Inclusive: 130th in the regionTop
10%
Most Pacifist: 149th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 193rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 235th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 246th in the regionMost Extreme: 273rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Card Farmer 1809, a generation of children conceived in hell and born in strife is growing up inside government-run care villages.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Farmer 1809, the public health bureaucracy is wrapped in miles of red tape.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Farmer 1809, polygamy is legal.
  • : Card Farmer 1809 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Farmer 1809, abortion is only legal in unusual circumstances.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Farmer 1809, first-time moms are expected to be experienced parents from day one.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Farmer 1809, all beauty contests have been banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Farmer 1809, one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Farmer 1809, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Farmer 1809, every week is blindness awareness week.

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