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The Commonwealth of Karbanoria

“Pax et felicitatem”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Thriving
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the Pacific

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Karbanoria

Population4.813 billion

CapitalLuvertos
LeaderLebelon Damberly

Currencycorbano
Animalcormorant

The Commonwealth of Karbanoria is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Lebelon Damberly with a fair hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, keen interest in outer space, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.813 billion Karbanorians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Luvertos. The average income tax rate is 75.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Karbanori economy, worth 357 trillion corbanoes a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 74,316 corbanoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Dentists routinely perform open heart surgery, the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event, both diets and economic output are growing leaner with recent restrictions to free trade, and the "right of sanctuary" stops police pursuit into temples and churches. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Karbanoria's national animal is the cormorant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Karbanoria is ranked 217,562nd in the world and 6,647th in the Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -12.64 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,170thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,763rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,335thMost Pacifist: 8,206thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,417thBest Weather: 8,493rdNicest Citizens: 8,656thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,488thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,242ndTop
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Most Influential: 11,539thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,781stMost Beautiful Environments: 11,957thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,095thMost Inclusive: 12,957thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,158thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,482ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,726thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,518thHealthiest Citizens: 16,177thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,617thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,841stLargest Welfare Programs: 19,918thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,242ndMost Stationary: 21,260thMost Cultured: 22,236th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 50th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 84th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 99th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 191st in the regionBest Weather: 201st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 203rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 220th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 221st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 222nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 223rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 259th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 272nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 281st in the regionMost Stationary: 318th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 335th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 338th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 340th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 367th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 398th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 428th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 443rd in the regionLargest Populations: 463rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 480th in the regionMost Cultured: 512th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 529th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 538th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 586th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 589th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 654th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 676th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Karbanoria was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Karbanoria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Sovereign Justice Accord".
  • : Karbanoria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Karbanoria voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Ever-Wandering Souls".
  • : Karbanoria voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Pedagogical Freedom".
  • : Karbanoria was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : Karbanoria was endorsed by The Star Fox of Jar Wattinree.
  • : Karbanoria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Syria".
  • : Karbanoria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commercial Arbitration Recognition".
  • : Karbanoria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend The Red Fleet".

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 4 » East Durthang, Pierconium, Nova Stanley, and Jar Wattinree.

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