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The Democratic Republic of Basketweaving Monkeys

“Post hoc ergo propter hoc”

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Balder

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The Democratic Republic of Basketweaving Monkeys is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by Lee Gustafen with an iron fist, and renowned for its complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 7.881 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.

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 3,415th in Balder and 118,986th in the world for Nicest Citizens, with -268 Smiles Per Hour (net).

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 15 days ago

  • 5 days ago: Basketweaving Monkeys was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • 8 days ago: Basketweaving Monkeys was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • 14 days ago: Basketweaving Monkeys was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Mining Sector.
  • 15 days ago: Basketweaving Monkeys was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • 17 days ago: Basketweaving Monkeys was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Shortest Average Lifespan.
  • 20 days ago: Basketweaving Monkeys was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • 22 days ago: Basketweaving Monkeys was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • 24 days ago: Basketweaving Monkeys was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • 25 days ago: Basketweaving Monkeys was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Insurance Industry.
  • 29 days ago: Basketweaving Monkeys was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Populations.

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