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The Sultanate of Cardonistania

“Freedom Breeds Evil”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Outlawed
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Location: 10000 Islands

Regional Influence: Sprat

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The Sultanate of Cardonistania is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Samool Cardona with an iron fist, and notable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, anti-smoking policies, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.03 billion Cardonistanians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cardontuktu. The average income tax rate is 87.0%.

The Cardonistanian economy, worth 57.2 trillion vouchers 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 a slick, highly efficient, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, and Trout Farming. 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 55,509 vouchers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

Military minds worry that 'the blue screen of death' on brand new operating systems may be a literal description, maps of the enemy's positions are often covered in blood, the nation is committed to nuclear rearmament, and it's not only teenagers who mess around with fake IDs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cardonistania's national animal is the scorpion, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Cardonistania is ranked 45,361st in the world and 481st in 10000 Islands for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 3,031.98 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

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Most Authoritarian: 3,183rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,836thMost Conservative: 6,710thMost Influential: 7,259thMost Patriotic: 8,573rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,227thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,996thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,341stTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,956thLowest Crime Rates: 17,668thHealthiest Citizens: 22,766thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,772ndLargest Governments: 23,474thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23,865thMost Extreme: 25,212thMost Corrupt Governments: 25,434thLargest Welfare Programs: 26,074th
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Most Authoritarian: 10th in the regionMost Extreme: 12th in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 29th in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 91st in the regionMost Patriotic: 92nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 119th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 131st in the region

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Endorsements Received: 29 » Free Land of Rebellium, Macrasetia, Geonomia, Grimmywelsh, Maconshinbernititte, Faradova, Kaprein, Solsevara, Alski, The Soylent Green Party, Namakan, Krystalveil, The Galactic American Imperium, Houbur, Liberdon, Hashari Darussalam, Markanite, Ilfarasia, Boroii, Jaegerpondonia, Dustwind, Samonaemia, Reformed Imperis, Evertopia, Dolorado, United Kolance, Rotzka, Pickens Nation, and Iron Soviet.