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Largest Black Market: 1,189th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,842nd Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,102nd
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

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The Democratic Republic of Basketweaving Monkeys is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Lee Gustafen with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, frequent executions, and ritual sacrifices. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 9.27 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 23.5%.

The all-consuming Basketweaving Monkeysian economy, worth a remarkable 1,680 trillion Cryptoids a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 181,309 Cryptoids, with the richest citizens earning 7.8 times as much as the poorest.

Prematurely retired barristers twitch in anxiety when they talk about their courtroom experiences, the rich tend their gardens inside gated urban farming communities, people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy, and taking hostages is a great way to influence government policy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very 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 159,155th in the world and 4,730th in Balder for Most Devout, with 6.85 Prayers Per Hour.

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Largest Black Market: 1,189thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,842ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,102ndMost Corrupt Governments: 2,149thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,250thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,253rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,685thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,772ndLargest Mining Sector: 4,560thMost Conservative: 4,748thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,936thHighest Economic Output: 5,406thHighest Average Incomes: 6,228thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,135thMost Avoided: 7,735thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,746thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,588thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 10,252ndMost Extreme: 11,028thLargest Populations: 14,877thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,302ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,384thMost Authoritarian: 17,644th
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Largest Black Market: 40th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 68th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 81st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 86th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 101st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 135th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 142nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 147th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 151st in the regionMost Conservative: 176th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 189th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 200th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 206th in the regionMost Extreme: 245th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 285th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 302nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 310th in the regionMost Avoided: 326th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 348th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 443rd in the regionLargest Populations: 478th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Basketweaving Monkeys's influence in Balder rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Basketweaving Monkeys was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Basketweaving Monkeys, taking hostages is a great way to influence government policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Basketweaving Monkeys, people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Basketweaving Monkeys, the rich tend their gardens inside gated urban farming communities.
  • : Following new legislation in Basketweaving Monkeys, prematurely retired barristers twitch in anxiety when they talk about their courtroom experiences.
  • : Following new legislation in Basketweaving Monkeys, rumours have it that a secret police is responsible for the recent spate of missing persons.
  • : Basketweaving Monkeys's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Basketweaving Monkeys was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • : Basketweaving Monkeys's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".

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