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The Republic of Card Farmer 1815

“Card Farming”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: Birb

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Card Farmer 1815

Population518 million

Currencycards
Animalfarming

The Republic of Card Farmer 1815 is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its triple-decker prams, ubiquitous missile silos, and aversion to nipples. The hard-nosed, devout population of 518 million Card Farmer 1815ians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 52.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Card Farmer 1815ian economy, worth 37.5 trillion cards a year, is quite specialized and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 72,432 cards, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Colleges adhere to rigid ethnic quotas for admissions, formerly fertile fields are being leached dry of nutrients by intensive farming, the WhoTube comments section has gone strangely quiet, and "The Daily Sacrifice" is a routine segment of morning news shows. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Card Farmer 1815's national animal is the farming, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Card Farmer 1815 is ranked 216,089th in the world and 2,877th in Birb for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -12.01 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Top
10%
Largest Retail Industry: 13,747thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 18,876thLargest Agricultural Sector: 19,496th
Top
5%
Most Inclusive: 45th in the regionTop
10%
Largest Retail Industry: 149th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 157th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 277th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Card Farmer 1815 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Farmer 1815, "The Daily Sacrifice" is a routine segment of morning news shows.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Farmer 1815, the WhoTube comments section has gone strangely quiet.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Farmer 1815, formerly fertile fields are being leached dry of nutrients by intensive farming.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Farmer 1815, colleges adhere to rigid ethnic quotas for admissions.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Farmer 1815, the government has pledged that not one drop of its citizens' blood will be spilt.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Farmer 1815, rugby players that knock each other over always stop to make sure the other fellow is okay.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Farmer 1815, glamping Card Farmer 1815ians won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Farmer 1815, sexually-starved male dinosaurs terrorise tourists during weekly breakouts from Mesozoic Park.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Farmer 1815, dangerous criminals are often 'accidentally' sent on one-way trips to Maxtopia.

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