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Most Conservative: 223rdLargest Mining Sector: 296thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 413th
The Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Discipline, austerity, strength
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Kars

Population6.509 billion

CapitalOld Dour
LeaderPresident Robert Belikraft
FaithGrafism

Currencycoople
Animalrooster

The Republic of Kars is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by President Robert Belikraft with an iron fist, and renowned for its parental licensing program, anti-smoking policies, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.509 billion Karsians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Spirituality also on the agenda, while Social Policy and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Old Dour. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 85.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Karsian economy, worth a remarkable 1,503 trillion cooples a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, Automobile Manufacturing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 231,059 cooples, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 775,477 per year while the poor average 51,091, a ratio of 15.2 to 1.

Female brains are believed to heat up dangerously when 'overclocked', the nation frequently scolds its subject territories for staying up past bedtime, disaster relief budgets are growing like wildfire, and exiled racists are enjoying their retirement in exotic lands. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force. Kars's national animal is the rooster, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Grafism.

Kars is ranked 211,073rd in the world and 9,560th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -181.85 on the Hayek Index.

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Most Conservative: 223rdLargest Mining Sector: 296thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 413thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 447thMost Devout: 472ndMost Subsidized Industry: 660thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 901stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 905thMost Ignorant Citizens: 938thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,161stLargest Black Market: 1,176thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,205thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,838thTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,448thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,934thMost Avoided: 3,653rdMost Primitive: 3,719thLowest Crime Rates: 3,985thHighest Average Incomes: 4,238thMost Efficient Economies: 4,287thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,210thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,658thLargest Governments: 7,855thMost Authoritarian: 8,425thHighest Economic Output: 10,821stLongest Average Lifespans: 10,922ndTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 11,060thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,834thMost Stationary: 15,808thMost Influential: 20,192ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,384th
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Most Conservative: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionMost Devout: 29th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 34th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 38th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 40th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 47th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 53rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 53rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 56th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 83rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 83rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 93rd in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 111th in the regionMost Primitive: 201st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 204th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 205th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 212th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 240th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 295th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 342nd in the regionMost Stationary: 362nd in the regionLargest Governments: 403rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 485th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 510th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 595th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 626th in the regionLargest Populations: 816th in the regionMost Extreme: 895th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 938th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 981st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Kars was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Kars was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Kars was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Kars, exiled racists are enjoying their retirement in exotic lands.
  • : Following new legislation in Kars, disaster relief budgets are growing like wildfire.
  • : Kars was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Kars, the nation frequently scolds its subject territories for staying up past bedtime.
  • : Following new legislation in Kars, female brains are believed to heat up dangerously when 'overclocked'.
  • : Following new legislation in Kars, six-year-old children playing dress-up are viewed with suspicion.
  • : Following new legislation in Kars, the navy is chrome-plating its battleships to prevent rust.

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