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Largest Insurance Industry: 6,989thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,506thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,121st
The Republic of
Compulsory Consumerist State Aspirational Worker State
God, Homeland, Liberty
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population1.715 billion


The Republic of Karntium is a massive, efficient nation, renowned for its compulsory military service and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 1.715 billion Karntiumians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, pro-business government is primarily concerned with Spirituality, although Law & Order and Defense are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.1%.

The thriving Karntiumian economy, worth 117 trillion Dragaris a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Furniture Restoration industry, with major contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Arms Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 68,520 Dragaris, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 242,540 per year while the poor average 13,976, a ratio of 17.4 to 1.

Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Karntium's national animal is the Dragon, which can occasionally be seen dodging aircraft in the nation's cities.

Karntium is ranked 137,597th in the world and 1st in Karntium for Most Authoritarian, with 572.31 milliStalins.

Largest Insurance Industry: 6,989thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,506thTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 16,121stMost Pro-Market: 18,788thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 20,387thLargest Agricultural Sector: 20,978th

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