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Most Subsidized Industry: 3,018thLargest Mining Sector: 3,953rdLargest Black Market: 5,978th
The Republic of
Moralistic Democracy Narrow-Minded Backwoodsy Bigots
Justice, Piety, Loyalty
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Card Farmer 1

Population2.477 billion

Currencymark
Animaldove

The Republic of Card Farmer 1 is a massive, cultured nation, remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, soft-spoken computers, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless, devout population of 2.477 billion Card Farmer 1ians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The large, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 72.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Card Farmer 1ian economy, worth 338 trillion marks 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly 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 impressive 136,617 marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Behind every local dictator is a Card Farmer 1ian advisor whispering in their ear, the government tells its citizens to 'forgive and forget', the Card Farmer 1ian football team for the Maxxmas ceasefire consists only of Intelligence Corps personnel, and helicopter parenting is on the rise. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Card Farmer 1's national animal is the dove, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Card Farmer 1 is ranked 14,782nd in the world and 290th in Birb for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 93.7 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 3,018thLargest Mining Sector: 3,953rdLargest Black Market: 5,978thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,239thMost Devout: 7,938thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,881stMost Efficient Economies: 9,225thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,106thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,047thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,173rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,270thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14,056thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 14,782ndHighest Poor Incomes: 15,221stMost Cultured: 15,478thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,156thHighest Average Incomes: 16,403rdLargest Welfare Programs: 17,132ndLowest Crime Rates: 17,249th
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Most Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 18th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 31st in the regionMost Cultured: 31st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 32nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 38th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 42nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 50th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 60th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 63rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 81st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 94th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 97th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 130th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 138th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 140th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 150th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 157th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 165th in the regionMost Conservative: 203rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Card Farmer 1's influence in Birb rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Card Farmer 1's influence in Birb rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Card Farmer 1's influence in Birb rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Card Farmer 1's influence in Birb rose from "Zero" to "Newcomer".
  • : Card Farmer 1 relocated from Balder to Birb.
  • : Card Farmer 1 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Card Farmer 1 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Card Farmer 1 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates and Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Card Farmer 1 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Following new legislation in Card Farmer 1, helicopter parenting is on the rise.

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