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Most Influential: 1,005th Largest Retail Industry: 1,017th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,200th
The Kingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Calponia will Continue to Triumph
King Kyle Lyndsea XI
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Calponia

Population5.759 billion

CapitalWellington
LeaderKing Kyle Lyndsea XI
FaithChristianity

CurrencyGold Piece
AnimalDove

The Kingdom of Calponia is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by King Kyle Lyndsea XI with an even hand, and remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, pith helmet sales, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 5.759 billion Calponians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wellington. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 32.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Calponian economy, worth 962 trillion Gold Pieces a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 167,175 Gold Pieces, with the richest citizens earning 9.3 times as much as the poorest.

Church and state are inseparable in their influence on education, war criminals are given full state funerals, the aphorism "there's no need to argue" has been dismissed by Calponians, and scaffolding is built around scaffolding to give safe access. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Calponia's national animal is the Dove, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Christianity.

Calponia is ranked 96,966th in the world and 136th in New Western Empire for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 50 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Most Influential: 1,005thLargest Retail Industry: 1,017thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,200thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,587thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,923rdRudest Citizens: 3,041stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,097thMost Avoided: 3,300thMost Devout: 3,309thLargest Black Market: 3,482ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,252ndNudest: 4,259thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,563rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,756thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,088thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,180thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,203rdMost Armed: 5,432ndMost Efficient Economies: 6,975thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,176thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 9,645thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,204thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,608thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,205thLargest Mining Sector: 13,814thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13,956thHighest Economic Output: 14,752ndMost Cultured: 15,114th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionNudest: 6th in the regionMost Devout: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionMost Avoided: 9th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 12th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 15th in the regionRudest Citizens: 16th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 18th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 19th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20th in the regionLargest Populations: 21st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 22nd in the region

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