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The Republic of Card Vault

“Your cards are safe with us.”

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Location: Card Corp

Regional Influence: Superpower

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The Republic of Card Vault is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Valint and Balk with an iron fist, and notable for its public floggings, flagrant waste-dumping, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.853 billion Collectors are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vault One. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 24.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Collecting economy, worth 951 trillion cards a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 162,583 cards, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,149,773 per year while the poor average 7,711, a ratio of 149 to 1.

Religious fanatics complain of being held down by the earth's gravitational field, asking 'does my bum look big in this?' leads to 30 hours of self-esteem classes, lottery winners spend most of their money on security, and enemy agents often find themselves caught in a bind. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. Card Vault's national animal is the deck, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Corporatism.

Card Vault is ranked 25,216th in the world and 5th in Card Corp for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 215.24 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 478thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,631stLargest Insurance Industry: 1,692ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,786thTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,866thFattest Citizens: 3,619thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,646thMost Armed: 3,779thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,024thLargest Retail Industry: 4,041stMost Corrupt Governments: 5,123rdMost Patriotic: 6,498thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,999thMost Efficient Economies: 7,367thLargest Mining Sector: 7,610thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,167thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,656thMost Avoided: 9,184thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,383rdMost Subsidized Industry: 9,694thLargest Black Market: 10,249thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10,523rdMost Conservative: 10,640thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,274thHighest Average Incomes: 12,774thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,812thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 14,979thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 21,650thHighest Economic Output: 23,244thMost Scientifically Advanced: 25,216th
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Largest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the region

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