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The Democratic Republic of Basketweaving Monkeys

“Post hoc ergo propter hoc”

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Balder


The Democratic Republic of Basketweaving Monkeys is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Lee Gustafen with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 2.83 billion, 2.825 billion of whom are zombies, Basketweaving Monkeysians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defence, Law & Order, and Commerce. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Non Sequitur City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 65%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry.

Mandatory electronic currency is a boon for credit card companies and government surveillance, children as young as eight can be found working in factories, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas, and an IT mega-corporation has a patent pending on the rectangle. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Basketweaving Monkeys's national animal is the Gray Langur, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is Monkeyism, and its currency is the Cryptoid.

Basketweaving Monkeys is ranked 198th in Balder and 3,810th in the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 14 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Basketweaving Monkeys is currently considering its options.

People: 4,917,214

Zombies: 2,824,965,102

Dead: 4,931,967,928

Survival Rate: 0.06%

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Most Recent Government Activity: 17 days ago


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