by Max Barry

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Largest Populations: 2,832nd Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,665th Largest Welfare Programs: 6,944th
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Ever onwards
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population25.769 billion


The Republic of Kartenoic is a gargantuan, cultured nation, renowned for its keen interest in outer space, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed population of 25.769 billion Kartenoicians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Law & Order, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 80.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Kartenoician economy, worth a remarkable 1,437 trillion grogs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 55,778 grogs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens are regularly arrested in queues for 'loitering', councils up and down the country wrangle over legal matters, military barracks resemble five-star hotels, and prisons are crowded with possible terrorist suspects. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kartenoic's national animal is the wild, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Kartenoic is ranked 6,944th in the world and 1st in Restaurant at the End of the Universe for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 5,452.31 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Largest Populations: 2,832ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,665thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,944thTop
Highest Economic Output: 9,367thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,322ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,418thMost Average: 12,698thSafest: 15,680th

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