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Most Pacifist: 3,753rd Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,952nd Most Compassionate Citizens: 4,037th
The Egalitarian Democracy of
Left-wing Utopia
Amor Vincit Omnia
Influence
Eminence Grise
WA Delegate / Secretary of Administration
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Karteria

Population1.375 billion

CapitalLiliana City
LeaderPresident Carter Jones

CurrencyKar
AnimalWhite-Tailed Deer

The Egalitarian Democracy of Karteria is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by President Carter Jones with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, smutty television, and national health service. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.375 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 86.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Karterian economy, worth 174 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 major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 127,261 Kars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Nude art is becoming wildly popular, Karterian husbands are dead good at fathering kids, more money is spent on policing the welfare system for abuse than on the welfare system itself, and school plays were recently banned due to concerns of child endangerment. 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 14,466th in the world and 5th in New West Indies for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 313.72 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most Pacifist: 3,753rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,952ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,037thMost Inclusive: 4,290thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,044thNicest Citizens: 5,079thBest Weather: 5,350thMost Developed: 6,012thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,320thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,358thSafest: 6,446thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,517thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,596thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,664thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,116thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,120thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,380thHealthiest Citizens: 7,740thSmartest Citizens: 7,885thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,204thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 9,358thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,569thMost Influential: 9,936thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,024thLargest Governments: 11,270thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,698thLowest Crime Rates: 13,093rdMost Secular: 14,088thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,418thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,466th
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Most Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the region

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