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The Republic of Cardvarks 1

“Might Makes Right”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
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Location: Forest

Regional Influence: Minnow


The Republic of Cardvarks 1 is a massive, efficient nation, notable for its parental licensing program, strictly enforced bedtime, and ritual sacrifices. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.571 billion Cardvarks 1ians 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Administration, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 82.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cardvarks 1ian economy, worth 229 trillion deniers 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Retail, Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, and Soda Sales. 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 an impressive 146,207 deniers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Aggressive promotion of global warming puts polar bears on thin ice, students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak, 1% of global paper production is bound for the National Archive, and beat cops aren't named for the territory they patrol. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cardvarks 1's national animal is the penguin, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Cardvarks 1 is ranked 124,545th in the world and 353rd in Forest for Largest Populations, with 1.57 billion Capita.

Most Ignorant Citizens: 1,006thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,778thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,334thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 2,396thMost Primitive: 2,544thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,971stLargest Retail Industry: 4,018thNudest: 4,459thMost Avoided: 4,783rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,867thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,686thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,699thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,585thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,960thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,423rdLargest Black Market: 7,682ndMost Efficient Economies: 9,920thMost Devout: 10,200thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,307thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,321stTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 13,971stHighest Average Incomes: 15,075thLargest Governments: 16,680thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,319thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,378thMost Authoritarian: 23,427th
Largest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionNudest: 10th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 11th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17th in the regionMost Avoided: 18th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 18th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 22nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22nd in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 24th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 27th in the regionLargest Black Market: 32nd in the regionMost Primitive: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 35th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 36th in the region

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