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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,813th Largest Mining Sector: 9,821st Most Authoritarian: 9,827th
The United Socialist States of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Work, for the state only
Influence
Auxiliary
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Karlovich

Population377 million

CapitalMoscow

CurrencyRuble
AnimalSmirnoff

The United Socialist States of Karlovich is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its digital currency, enslaved workforce, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 377 million Russians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Moscow. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 45.8%.

The all-consuming Russian economy, worth 39.9 trillion Rubles 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 large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. 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 105,840 Rubles, with the richest citizens earning 5.5 times as much as the poorest.

Any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property, conscientious objectors are hanged as traitors, crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens, and disadvantaged youths often commit felonies to enhance their educational prospects. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Karlovich's national animal is the Smirnoff, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Karlovich is ranked 115,197th in the world and 13th in United States of UBG for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 724.36 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,813thLargest Mining Sector: 9,821stMost Authoritarian: 9,827thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,846thMost Avoided: 9,894thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10,310thMost Conservative: 10,922ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15,339thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,577thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,626thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,416th
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Most Authoritarian: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Karlovich, disadvantaged youths often commit felonies to enhance their educational prospects.
  • : Karlovich lodged a message on the United States of UBG Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Karlovich, crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens.
  • : Following new legislation in Karlovich, conscientious objectors are hanged as traitors.
  • : Following new legislation in Karlovich, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property.
  • : Following new legislation in Karlovich, the nation's weary schoolchildren excel at sport but must count scores on their fingers.
  • : Following new legislation in Karlovich, doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion.
  • : Following new legislation in Karlovich, weighted heels are added to military boots to ensure diminutive celebrities meet minimum requirements.
  • : Following new legislation in Karlovich, it takes months to get the proper permits for a child's first tricycle.
  • : Karlovich was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, Most Advanced Defense Forces, and Most Corrupt Governments.

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