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Largest Gambling Industry: 100thMost Ignorant Citizens: 153rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 210th
The Theocracy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
To Doubt is to Die
Dear Leader
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Caladraxia

Population17.303 billion

CapitalCaladrax DC
LeaderDear Leader
FaithPersonality Cult

CurrencySigil
AnimalIce Dragon

The Theocracy of Caladraxia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Dear Leader with an iron fist, and notable for its avant-garde cinema, strictly enforced bedtime, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 17.303 billion Caladraxians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Spirituality is also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Caladrax DC. The average income tax rate is 77.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Caladraxian economy, worth a remarkable 7,366 trillion Sigils a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, Uranium Mining, and Soda Sales. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 425,738 Sigils, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.

International collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through Caladraxia, schoolchildren are arrested for possessing sidewalk chalk without a permit, classes are regularly interrupted by drunken children, and small shoes often wash up on the beach. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Caladraxia's national animal is the Ice Dragon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Personality Cult.

Caladraxia is ranked 234th in the world and 11th in Osiris for Largest Black Market, with 9,371 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 100thMost Ignorant Citizens: 153rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 210thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 211thLargest Black Market: 234thMost Devout: 247thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 247thLargest Mining Sector: 421stMost Corrupt Governments: 486thHighest Average Incomes: 618thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 620thLargest Insurance Industry: 644thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 782ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 804thHighest Economic Output: 969thFattest Citizens: 1,009thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,053rdMost Armed: 1,068thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,069thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,338thMost Avoided: 1,594thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,686thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,954thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,523rdMost Primitive: 3,303rdLargest Governments: 3,426thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,606thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,906thLowest Crime Rates: 10,987thLargest Populations: 11,012thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 12,099thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,768thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,752ndMost Conservative: 15,539thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,185thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,237thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,749thMost Authoritarian: 20,559thMost Stationary: 21,603rd
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Largest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12th in the regionMost Devout: 15th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 16th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 21st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 22nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 26th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 29th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 33rd in the regionMost Armed: 35th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 35th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 38th in the regionFattest Citizens: 43rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 46th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 51st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 62nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 70th in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 84th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 91st in the regionLargest Governments: 144th in the regionMost Primitive: 145th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 149th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 169th in the regionLargest Populations: 254th in the regionMost Stationary: 266th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 422nd in the regionMost Influential: 423rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 538th in the regionMost Conservative: 544th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 601st in the regionRudest Citizens: 683rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 721st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 738th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 750th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 798th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Caladraxia, small shoes often wash up on the beach.
  • : Caladraxia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Caladraxia, classes are regularly interrupted by drunken children.
  • : Following new legislation in Caladraxia, schoolchildren are arrested for possessing sidewalk chalk without a permit.
  • : Caladraxia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Caladraxia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombified and the Top 10% for Most Dead.
  • : Caladraxia was ravaged by a Zombie Thing Horde from The Empire of Jyggalag, infecting 1 million survivors and converting to a zombie exporter! Oh no!
  • : Caladraxia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombies, the Top 5% for Largest Populations, and the Top 10% for Most Survivors.
  • : Following new legislation in Caladraxia, international collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through Caladraxia.
  • : Caladraxia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.

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