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The Kingdom of Karterstan

“Freedom by His pleasure, equality by His grace”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Location: The Alliance of Dictators

Regional Influence: Apprentice

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The Kingdom of Karterstan is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by King Karter XVI with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, national health service, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 9.754 billion Karterstanis are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kartergrad. The average income tax rate is 59.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Karterstanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,333 trillion Tersts a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 136,699 Tersts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Contestants on Karterstan's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent, pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves, customs turn away those considered to have an unfavourable ethnicity, and tourists need only sign on the dotted line to become citizens. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Karterstan's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Church of Karterstan.

Karterstan is ranked 14,151st in the world and 27th in The Alliance of Dictators for Most Influential, scoring 3,698 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Best Weather: 5,294thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,025thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,647thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,814thLowest Crime Rates: 8,936thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,938thHealthiest Citizens: 9,174thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,610thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,167thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,900thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,463rdHighest Poor Incomes: 13,209thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,651stMost Influential: 14,151stMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,800thHighest Economic Output: 15,648thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,088thMost Devout: 18,512thMost Developed: 18,524thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,951stHighest Average Incomes: 19,491stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,665thSmartest Citizens: 20,305thLargest Retail Industry: 20,375thLargest Governments: 22,634thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 24,857thLargest Information Technology Sector: 25,435th
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Most Average: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 9th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 4 » Island Zero, Spiritual Republic of Caryton, Deimosium, and The Controlist Ferwerter Union.