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The Federal Republic of Clarkstan

“Together we are stronger,divided we are weak.”

Category: Tyranny by Majority
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Location: Thalassia

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

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The Federal Republic of Clarkstan is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by President Luka Gavric with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, parental licensing program, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless, devout population of 13.907 billion Clarkstanians enjoy great social freedoms and frequent elections, where the majority of the populace regularly votes to increase its benefits at the expense of various hapless minorities.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Layton. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Clarkstanian economy, worth a remarkable 6,325 trillion Clarkstan marks a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 454,830 Clarkstan marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government's policy is 'all pain, no grain', voting is voluntary, homes have been banned from having any more than one wheel, and the silencing of dissent speaks volumes about the quality of Clarkstanian democracy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Clarkstan's national animal is the Lion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Christianity.

Clarkstan is ranked 3,067th in the world and 3rd in Thalassia for Most Developed, scoring 96.5 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 4thHighest Poor Incomes: 92ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 143rdLargest Black Market: 176thMost Efficient Economies: 178thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 198thMost Corrupt Governments: 418thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 449thHighest Average Incomes: 475thMost Advanced Public Education: 609thLargest Governments: 734thHighest Average Tax Rates: 771stLowest Crime Rates: 854thLongest Average Lifespans: 866thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 959thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,044thLargest Mining Sector: 1,207thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,231stHighest Economic Output: 1,331stMost Devout: 1,398thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,581stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,602ndRudest Citizens: 1,748thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,953rdTop
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Most Avoided: 2,406thMost Armed: 2,461stHealthiest Citizens: 2,672ndMost Developed: 3,067thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,536thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,683rdMost Cultured: 4,041stSmartest Citizens: 4,908thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,398thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,882ndNudest: 7,325thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,684thMost Income Equality: 11,202ndTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 17,988thLargest Gambling Industry: 18,590thLargest Populations: 19,313th
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Largest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 8th in the region

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