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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 573rdMost Influential: 922ndLowest Crime Rates: 2,958th
The Kingdom of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
Not now
Maarten Jonathan III
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Cartures

Population2.078 billion

CapitalCarturia
LeaderMaarten Jonathan III

CurrencyFlorein
Animalwolf

The Kingdom of Cartures is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Maarten Jonathan III with an iron fist, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, enslaved workforce, and frequent executions. The cynical population of 2.078 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, socially-minded, 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 93.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Carturesian economy, worth 337 trillion Floreins a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 162,555 Floreins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children are disappointed to learn that cavemen never had a yabba-dabba-doo time riding dinosaurs to work, slaves aren't half the men they used to be, disadvantaged neighbourhoods have become no-go areas after sundown, and both diets and economic output are growing leaner with recent restrictions to free trade. 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 241,671st in the world and 9,192nd in The North Pacific for Most Armed, with 0.13 Weapons Per Person.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 573rdMost Influential: 922ndTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 2,958thMost Developed: 3,815thHealthiest Citizens: 4,009thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,127thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,251stMost Cultured: 4,890thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,096thBest Weather: 5,747thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,956thLargest Governments: 6,084thSmartest Citizens: 6,566thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,575thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,668thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,112thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,812thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,948thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,628thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,629thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,708thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,062ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,125thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,473rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,611thHighest Average Incomes: 11,710thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,840thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,896thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,759thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,955thMost Authoritarian: 14,547thMost Inclusive: 15,113thMost Secular: 15,690thMost Efficient Economies: 21,843rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 24,228th
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Lowest Crime Rates: 159th in the regionMost Developed: 239th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 245th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 246th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 247th in the regionMost Cultured: 252nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 256th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 301st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 307th in the regionLargest Governments: 334th in the regionMost Influential: 341st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 344th in the regionBest Weather: 348th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 373rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 375th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 381st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 402nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 410th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 453rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 469th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 481st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 503rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 511th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 542nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 562nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 570th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 601st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 611th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 627th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 666th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 703rd in the regionMost Secular: 800th in the regionMost Inclusive: 894th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Cartures, both diets and economic output are growing leaner with recent restrictions to free trade.
  • : Cartures voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom Of Association".
  • : Following new legislation in Cartures, disadvantaged neighbourhoods have become no-go areas after sundown.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartures, slaves aren't half the men they used to be.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartures, children are disappointed to learn that cavemen never had a yabba-dabba-doo time riding dinosaurs to work.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartures, bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartures, the nation's soldiers are considered the best-dressed in The North Pacific.
  • : Cartures endorsed The People's Republic of Capablanca.
  • : Cartures was endorsed by The People's Republic of Capablanca.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartures, engine room hooch is the drink of choice among the nation's navy.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 263 » Shibutani, Dreadton, Ethnon, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Guer Aike, Pallaith, Frances Francis the First of France, Siwale, El Fiji Grande, Hamerica, 1 very fast endotarter, New Lakemba, Zzozona, McMasterdonia, Dabarastan, Seenvorland, The Serdey Islands, Notyoutopia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Daiz, Dar es Saalam, Koda-Land, Sundred, Newpromisedland, The Rhein States, Interdimensional Zone, Xagill, Great Bights Mum, Sikol, Empy, Xentherida, Omnistria, Sunto, Yaorozu, Ver Testua, The Pantheons, North Bratislava, Sil Dorsett, Orado, Korovan Isles, Valentine Z, The Iron Lions, The Tampa Bay Rays, Loutsland, Termathe, Selfgradatude, Former English Colony, I Like Killing people, Prydania, and 213 others.Zeternia, Libertania Democratica, Unshleepd, Fluffy Noodles, The Calabash Protectorate, Kranostav, Wineclaw, Yokciq Empire, Simone Republic, Clan Spaniel, Fendlium, Seanat, Brucklania, Joodey, Eywaan, Highton Islands, Yellops, PotatoFarmers, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Khoik, Unimaginable Doom, Shadowrik, Malta Comino Gozo, Xyrron, Nistriabar, Aeolist, Madjack, Ravendi, Lux Conos, United Kahndaq, Kragsgale, Pokemanland, Xipher, Solcius, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Pleroma Sans Romans, Solskjar, Eastern Cous Empria, Moubarakistan, Godwanna, Votak Matim, WeKnow, Heilhum Imperius, Maott, Napnomadia, Innocentic, Nationeer, Vincone Cae, Dangine, Zokk, Anungu, Runeda, Draconian Progression, Harjad, Drutopia Insomnia, The Sinclarian Provinces, Jovian Knights, Azzarel, East Supple Lund, Karazan, Partax, Gendirt, Dicko, Changjo, Aerilia, Vexilia, Walter Jackson, The Windmilluminati, Cretox State, Morover, Central Ryal, Pradovnia, United States of Medford, Holy Oranz, Felpolandia, Alice Gardens, BrightFutures, Outer Shenendoah, United States of Americanas, Lulubellia, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Chips and Guac, The Endless Eventide, Unsophisticate, Hardscrabble, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Republica Guilleana, Merconitonitopia, Imperial Pieserged, A Salmon Named Harold, Kureizen, Wilkshire, Viridiann, R libanon, Southern Ryland, Religioncord, Pytong, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Bankowiata, Kazoo Basin, Ozstan, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Nova Arcania, The Stratosphere Islands, PEG, Pasargad, Venicea, Sevinland, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Ellbonnia, Free Atlantis, Railroad Crossing, Odelinor, Slyakanya, Liminyj, Strongwill, East Akra, Nodnarb, The Jerichowan Country, Chukstik Illahi, Hewani, Climeria, The Pleiads, Seijitsu, Colfes, New Michag, Blyskalia, Port Naga, Star Kingdom, Galbadiana, Darkmondoria, Svenskskit, Bharathvarsh, Glurponia, Wisconsota, His Enduring Majesty, Planes, Zyvetskistaahn, Muqatil, Super Girl, The Mazur Empire, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Sachi, The Republic of Free Peoples, Testnation223, Barabolia, Otakus and Weebs, Vesteysia, Svenskan, Francois Isidore, Nuronte, Aoncarpa, Valgarda, Kromi, Zemnaya Svoboda, Travislavania, Nordic-British Union, Folenz, Figyjharli, Sanjurika, Wapistan, Trumpski, Lol2639, Siforpeo, Shotokonia, Free Salvation, Tyirza, BTProductions, Galaician Empire, Aryan Homeland, TyGerria, Mon Island, Steampunk Ariel, Singamadri, Qurtuba, Jaxikistan, New Celoveniortan, Cajland, ForestMythal, Kinitopia, Tsandonown, Liberum Hibernia, Defense For The World Assembly, Korean-Joseon, Britle, Centrialand, Libvillia, Phaerra, Ootasa, Greater Ale Permars, Ariele, Intion North, Eternal Dominion, Card Kingdom, Boston Castle, Andanavia, Fraystonia, Tringapore, Kastonvia, Perikuresu, Sopernia, Apollo Park, Duurania, Bearical, Drueste, Fizban, Morcusa Clicanskaukk, Nation1812, United Capitalist Provinces, Sahriastan, Lionia, and Capablanca.

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