The Confederacy of Gun-Toting Animals is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Colt with a fair hand, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, frequent executions, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 9.847 billion Gun-Toting Animalsians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.
The minute, liberal, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is dominated by the Department of Defense, with Industry also on the agenda, while Environment and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Boomfield. The average income tax rate is 1.2%.
The frighteningly efficient Gun-Toting Animalsian economy, worth a remarkable 2,231 trillion Bullets a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 226,606 Bullets, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.
Foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle, the people are furious with the government for allowing citizens to be executed for petty crimes in foreign countries, marketing departments of corporate giants compete to sponsor little league teams, and street gangs rule most of the nation's major cities. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Gun-Toting Animals's national animal is the Manbearpig, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Gun-Toting Animals's influence in European Union rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : Gun-Toting Animals's influence in European Union rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Gun-Toting Animals was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
- : Gun-Toting Animals's influence in European Union rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Gun-Toting Animals's influence in European Union rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Gun-Toting Animals's influence in European Union rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Gun-Toting Animals was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector, Largest Gambling Industry, Fattest Citizens, Most Armed, and Rudest Citizens.
- : Gun-Toting Animals relocated from Lazarus to European Union.
- : Gun-Toting Animals was refounded in Lazarus.
- : Gun-Toting Animals ceased to exist.