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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 684thMost Influential: 1,790thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,380th
The Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists Champions of Commerce
Not now
Maarten Jonathan III
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Cartures

Population904 million

CapitalCarturia
LeaderMaarten Jonathan III

CurrencyFlorein
Animalwolf

The Kingdom of Cartures is a huge, cultured nation, ruled by Maarten Jonathan III with an iron fist, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, free-roaming dinosaurs, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 904 million Carturesians 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Carturia. The average income tax rate is 79.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Carturesian economy, worth 122 trillion Floreins a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 135,228 Floreins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Bread-gangs raid restaurant waste bins to stockpile uneaten rolls, Carturesian tourists are banned from many nations due to their tendency to randomly explode, owning a really cute pet is grounds for immediate investigation, and collisions between bicycles and carnival floats are on the rise. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cartures's national animal is the wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Cartures is ranked 21,321st in the world and 925th in The North Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 1,125.32 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 684thMost Influential: 1,790thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,380thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,161stLowest Crime Rates: 8,057thMost Cultured: 8,130thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,740thMost Developed: 9,775thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,781stHealthiest Citizens: 9,903rdLongest Average Lifespans: 10,402ndBest Weather: 10,624thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 11,531stMost Corrupt Governments: 11,947thLargest Governments: 12,996thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,101stHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,493rdSmartest Citizens: 15,932ndHighest Poor Incomes: 16,535thMost Authoritarian: 16,860thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,314thHighest Average Incomes: 17,469thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,556thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,819thMost Secular: 17,861stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,148thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,286thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,543rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,168thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20,372ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,559thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21,321stMost Inclusive: 21,414th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 247th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 335th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 409th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 415th in the regionMost Cultured: 429th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 471st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 496th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 512th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 528th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 549th in the regionMost Developed: 585th in the regionBest Weather: 591st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 602nd in the regionLargest Governments: 630th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 665th in the regionMost Influential: 668th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 691st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 748th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 802nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 803rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 832nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 843rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 857th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 887th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 896th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 906th in the regionMost Secular: 915th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 925th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 974th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,012th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Cartures, collisions between bicycles and carnival floats are on the rise.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartures, owning a really cute pet is grounds for immediate investigation.
  • : Cartures endorsed The United Kingdom of Venicea.
  • : Cartures was endorsed by The United Kingdom of Venicea.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartures, Carturesian tourists are banned from many nations due to their tendency to randomly explode.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartures, bread-gangs raid restaurant waste bins to stockpile uneaten rolls.
  • : Cartures endorsed The Empire of Pasargad.
  • : Cartures was endorsed by The Empire of Pasargad.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartures, citizens cannot change their light bulbs without approval from an international committee.
  • : Following new legislation in Cartures, stone wrist watches that weigh 20lb are the latest trend.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 223 » Shibutani, Dreadton, Ethnon, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Noahs Second Country, Guer Aike, Pallaith, Frances Francis the First of France, Siwale, El Fiji Grande, Hamerica, 1 very fast endotarter, Aoncarpa, New Lakemba, Zzozona, McMasterdonia, Saperisole, Fauzjhia, Praeceps, Dabarastan, Seenvorland, Pazair, The Serdey Islands, Notyoutopia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Daiz, Dar es Saalam, Koda-Land, Sundred, Newpromisedland, The Rhein States, Westinor, Interdimensional Zone, Xagill, Great Bights Mum, Sikol, Empy, Xentherida, Omnistria, Sunto, Yaorozu, Ver Testua, The Pantheons, North Bratislava, Sil Dorsett, Orado, Frostcell, Korovan Isles, Valentine Z, and 173 others.The Iron Lions, Wisconsota, Valhalla123, The Tampa Bay Rays, Loutsland, Termathe, Zumlandia, Selfgradatude, Loli County, Former English Colony, I Like Killing people, Prydania, Zeternia, Fox Richy, Libertania Democratica, Unshleepd, Fluffy Noodles, Shinjuku tokyo 0, The Calabash Protectorate, Kranostav, Wineclaw, Yokciq Empire, Yalgora, Kocherian, Simone Republic, Ihsan, Clan Spaniel, Fendlium, Seanat, Cowbridge, Brucklania, Wit Noreis, U S Eh, Fayyayid, Arichia, Joodey, Schnuftelland, Eywaan, Nouvelle-Floride, Smesh, Highton Islands, Yellops, PotatoFarmers, Free Nation of Hong Kong, New Jamgra, Khoik, Unimaginable Doom, Shadowrik, Maclare, Malta Comino Gozo, Xyrron, The Marinians, Nistriabar, Aeolist, Madjack, Ravendi, Lux Conos, United Kahndaq, Kragsgale, Principia Mathematica, Pokemanland, Buckhem, Xipher, Solcius, Astal Aavors, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Erubetia, Pleroma Sans Romans, Solskjar, Andexia, Eastern Cous Empria, Eurochina, Moubarakistan, Godwanna, Votak Matim, Frahnkzaden, WeKnow, Heilhum Imperius, Maott, Napnomadia, Innocentic, Nationeer, Vincone Cae, Dangine, Zokk, Anungu, Neu-Galicia, Runeda, Vathnutum, Draconian Progression, Harjad, Drutopia Insomnia, The Sinclarian Provinces, Jovian Knights, The Most Freedom Ever, Azzarel, East Supple Lund, Karazan, Partax, Gendirt, Dicko, Changjo, Aerilia, Vexilia, Walter Jackson, The Windmilluminati, Cosmosplosion, Cretox State, Morover, Central Ryal, Pradovnia, United States of Medford, Holy Oranz, Felpolandia, Abonland, Alice Gardens, BrightFutures, Outer Shenendoah, United States of Americanas, Glanst, Lulubellia, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Elvoreto, The Kingdom Of Wagies, Democratic Republic of Kohland, Chips and Guac, The Endless Eventide, Magna Banitia, Navsland, Unsophisticate, Rozarus, Hardscrabble, Jestings, Daulatpur, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Sopernia, Republica Guilleana, Merconitonitopia, Imperial Pieserged, The Clever Crow, A Die, A Salmon Named Harold, Maynilan, Boston Castle, Upper East Antarctica, Jerzykowo, Kureizen, Wilkshire, Cosamaloapan, Viridiann, R libanon, Southern Ryland, New Ecronentia, Religioncord, Pytong, Lubi Islands, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Bankowiata, Kazoo Basin, Maratabat, Arloria, The Unified Missourtama States, Ozstan, Dai Nippon Yamato, Caffeinetopia, Holy Empire Of Greater Bavaria, Nova Arcania, Kelvaros Prime, The Stratosphere Islands, PEG, Pasargad, and Venicea.

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