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Largest Agricultural Sector: 3rd Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 25th Largest Populations: 196th
The Empire of
Civil Rights Lovefest
If it doesn't use electricity, what is it good for?
Regional Influence
Hegemony
Discordian King
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Empire of CLU is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Erisson I Hastur with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, rampant corporate plagiarism, and digital currency. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 31.183 billion CLUians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, liberal government is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, with Environment, Law & Order, and Defense also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of CLU CLU Land. The average income tax rate is 1.6%.

The frighteningly efficient CLUian economy, worth a remarkable 8,233 trillion arcade tokens a year, is led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Trout Farming. Average income is an amazing 264,031 arcade tokens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

People who have had childhood imaginary friends are told they can't ever be trusted with guns, former customs officers are adjusting to their new lives as market stall traders, in a desperate bid for cheap airfare CLUians can be seen jogging in a rubber suit just before flying, and community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common. Crime is totally unknown. CLU's national animal is the grid bug, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

CLU is ranked 86,055th in the world and 8th in Discordia for Most Extreme, scoring 15.9 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 3rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 25thLargest Populations: 196thMost Cheerful Citizens: 243rdSmartest Citizens: 360thHighest Economic Output: 372ndLargest Publishing Industry: 442ndRudest Citizens: 590thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 693rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 749thMost Beautiful Environments: 889thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,045thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,188thBest Weather: 1,449thMost Cultured: 1,508thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 1,842ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,034thMost Influential: 2,037thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,129thMost Developed: 2,132ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,176thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,180thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,290thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,327thMost Secular: 2,746thSafest: 2,967thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,178thHealthiest Citizens: 3,542ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,258thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,502ndTop
10%
Nudest: 8,147thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,342ndHighest Drug Use: 9,454thLargest Governments: 11,285thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 11,531stLowest Crime Rates: 13,811thLargest Black Market: 15,011th
Top
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Most Developed: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : CLU was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : CLU voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Enabling The Disabled In Academia".
  • : Following new legislation in CLU, community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common.
  • : Following new legislation in CLU, in a desperate bid for cheap airfare CLUians can be seen jogging in a rubber suit just before flying.
  • : Following new legislation in CLU, former customs officers are adjusting to their new lives as market stall traders.
  • : Following new legislation in CLU, people who have had childhood imaginary friends are told they can't ever be trusted with guns.
  • : CLU was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : CLU was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest and the Top 10% for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Following new legislation in CLU, homophobia is off the menu.
  • : Following new legislation in CLU, the pursuit of wanted criminals ends at the entrance of the pay'n'spray garage as police refuse to enter any private property.

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