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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,500th Most Pacifist: 3,517th Most Compassionate Citizens: 3,750th
The Egalitarian Democracy of
Left-wing Utopia
Amor Vincit Omnia
Influence
Eminence Grise
WA Delegate / Secretary of Administration
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Karteria

Population1.731 billion

CapitalLiliana City
LeaderPresident Taylor Thompson

CurrencyKar
AnimalWhite-Tailed Deer

The Egalitarian Democracy of Karteria is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by President Taylor Thompson with a fair hand, and renowned for its national health service, keen interest in outer space, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.731 billion Karterians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Liliana City. The average income tax rate is 88.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Karterian economy, worth 225 trillion Kars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 130,080 Kars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene, the nation is renowned abroad for its love of blood and guts, social networking sites have discussion groups devoted to planning terrorist attacks, and solving crossword puzzles requires fluency in at least five languages. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Karteria's national animal is the White-Tailed Deer, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Karteria is ranked 7,738th in the world and 1st in New West Indies for Smartest Citizens, with 98.64 Quips Per Hour.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,500thMost Pacifist: 3,517thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,750thMost Inclusive: 4,131stNicest Citizens: 4,749thBest Weather: 5,010thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,052ndMost Developed: 5,476thSafest: 5,530thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,903rdMost Beautiful Environments: 5,986thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,117thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,176thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,328thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,609thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,997thMost Influential: 7,012thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,108thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,338thHealthiest Citizens: 7,374thSmartest Citizens: 7,738thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,079thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 9,053rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,256thLargest Governments: 10,689thLowest Crime Rates: 11,944thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,174thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,429thMost Secular: 13,452ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,158th
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Most Pacifist: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionMost Income Equality: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the region

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