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Most Pacifist: 2,503rdMost Influential: 3,122ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,275th
The Egalitarian Democracy of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
Amor Vincit Omnia
Eminence Grise
WA Delegate
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.437 billion

CapitalLiliana City
LeaderPresident Lucille Granger

AnimalWhite-Tailed Deer

The Egalitarian Democracy of Karteria is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Lucille Granger with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, state-planned economy, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.437 billion Karterians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Liliana City. The average income tax rate is 92.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Karterian economy, worth 586 trillion Panameroes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 132,236 Panameroes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Karteria's radio stations, people who tease dwarfs are being cut down to size, the well-to-do in New West Indies are never on time for important appointments, and royalist is the most offensive slur in the Karterian language. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Karteria's national animal is the White-Tailed Deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Karteria is ranked 9,115th in the world and 20th in New West Indies for Least Corrupt Governments, with 94.5 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most Pacifist: 2,503rdMost Influential: 3,122ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,275thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,339thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,448thMost Inclusive: 3,686thNicest Citizens: 3,896thBest Weather: 4,195thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,469thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,971stLargest Publishing Industry: 4,971stSafest: 5,173rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,193rdMost Beautiful Environments: 5,280thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,445thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,498thMost Developed: 5,568thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,581stHealthiest Citizens: 5,826thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,894thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,488thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,911thSmartest Citizens: 6,953rdLargest Governments: 8,535thLowest Crime Rates: 8,753rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,115thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 11,641stLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,062ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,965thMost Secular: 15,365thMost Cultured: 15,463rdMost Subsidized Industry: 16,859thHighest Average Incomes: 18,131stMost Efficient Economies: 18,511thMost Income Equality: 18,703rd
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionNicest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionMost Income Equality: 11th in the region

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