The Democratic Republic of
Corporate Police State
Post hoc ergo propter hoc
Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Outlawed

Overview People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The Democratic Republic of Basketweaving Monkeys is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Lee Gustafen with an iron fist, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, sprawling nuclear power plants, and ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 8.831 billion 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.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Non Sequitur City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 20.5%.

The all-consuming Basketweaving Monkeysian economy, worth a remarkable 1,587 trillion Cryptoids a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Gambling, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 179,754 Cryptoids, with the richest citizens earning 7.7 times as much as the poorest.

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 a well-funded police force. Basketweaving Monkeys's national animal is the Gray Langur, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Monkeyism.

Basketweaving Monkeys is ranked 3,401st in Balder and 127,995th in the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with -11 Whatever.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 21 days ago

  • 17 days ago: Basketweaving Monkeys was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Rudest Citizens.
  • 19 days ago: Basketweaving Monkeys fell out of the world Top 10% for Fattest Citizens.
  • 19 days ago: Basketweaving Monkeys fell out of the regional Top 10% for Fattest Citizens.
  • 28 days ago: Basketweaving Monkeys was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Soda Pop Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 39 days ago: Basketweaving Monkeys fell out of the world Top 1% for Most Influential.
  • 50 days ago: Basketweaving Monkeys was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments (last census: Top 1%).
  • 50 days ago: Basketweaving Monkeys was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • 51 days ago: Basketweaving Monkeys was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry (last census: Top 5%).
  • 51 days ago: Basketweaving Monkeys fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • 60 days ago: Basketweaving Monkeys fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Information Technology Sector.

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