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The Kingdom of Cartures

“Not now” Maarten Jonathan III

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population2.27 billion

LeaderMaarten Jonathan III


The Kingdom of Cartures is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Maarten Jonathan III with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, enslaved workforce, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 2.27 billion Carturesians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Carturia. The average income tax rate is 94.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Carturesian economy, worth 383 trillion Floreins a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 168,764 Floreins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The military maintains a fierce arsenal of 'Cure Missiles', with increasingly clear skies nobody seems to mind the electricity bill going through the roof, wrongful arrests abound as 'criminals' blame the guy next to them, and the government builds houses for foreign newcomers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cartures's national animal is the wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Cartures is ranked 5,476th in the world and 302nd in The North Pacific for Largest Governments, scoring 40.01 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 573rdMost Influential: 944thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 2,773rdMost Developed: 3,529thHealthiest Citizens: 3,557thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,667thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,810thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,461stMost Cultured: 4,684thBest Weather: 4,817thLargest Governments: 5,476thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,846thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,885thSmartest Citizens: 6,027thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,456thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,463rdMost Corrupt Governments: 7,877thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,994thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,194thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,555thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,951stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,285thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,401stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,446thHighest Average Incomes: 10,755thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,766thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,838thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,787thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,398thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,681stMost Inclusive: 14,536thMost Secular: 15,400thMost Efficient Economies: 16,898thMost Authoritarian: 19,454thMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,954thMost Subsidized Industry: 23,258th
Lowest Crime Rates: 150th in the regionMost Developed: 214th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 222nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 223rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 234th in the regionMost Cultured: 240th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 244th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 268th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 300th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 300th in the regionLargest Governments: 302nd in the regionBest Weather: 305th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 346th in the regionMost Influential: 349th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 375th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 385th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 391st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 394th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 419th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 450th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 455th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 457th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 486th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 508th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 520th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 556th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 579th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 664th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 697th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 736th in the regionMost Secular: 796th in the regionMost Inclusive: 853rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 892nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 905th in the region

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