The Queendom of Cladosporium is a huge, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, irreverence towards religion, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 343 million Cladosporiumians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.
The minute, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Healthcare is also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.5%.
The strong Cladosporiumian economy, worth 17.2 trillion betales a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. Average income is 50,002 betales, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 322,271 per year while the poor average 3,134, a ratio of 102 to 1.
The country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, and books are considered luxuries only available to the incredibly wealthy. Crime is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Cladosporium's national animal is the deer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Cladosporium proposed constructing embassies between The Basement Colonies and Odporzhia.
- : Cladosporium's influence in The Basement Colonies rose from "Zero" to "Hermit".
- : Cladosporium established the regional flag of The Basement Colonies.
- : Cladosporium agreed to construct embassies between The Basement Colonies and Forged Earth.
- : Cladosporium agreed to construct embassies between The Basement Colonies and Mikokoro.
- : Cladosporium lodged a message on the The Basement Colonies Regional Message Board.
- : Cladosporium relocated from Balder to The Basement Colonies.
- : Cladosporium founded the region The Basement Colonies.
- : Cladosporium was refounded in Balder.
- : Cladosporium ceased to exist in The Basement Colonies.