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Most Primitive: 2,023rd Largest Populations: 5,098th Largest Black Market: 5,922nd
The Highway Stars of
Moralistic Democracy
A man who wants nothing has no price
Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Some

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Kalmukia

Population20.034 billion

FaithMotorcycling

CurrencyReal Dollar
AnimalRoad runner

The Highway Stars of Kalmukia is a gargantuan, safe nation, renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, punitive income tax rates, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 20.034 billion Kalmukians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, moralistic morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Defense. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 84.9%.

The Kalmukiano economy, worth 808 trillion Real Dollars a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 40,363 Real Dollars, with the richest citizens earning 5.8 times as much as the poorest.

Intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works, sanitary products are sold in brown paper at hairdressers' salons, the nation's orphanages and maternity wards have been nicknamed 'the Killbot Factories', and government ministers claim to ride dragons to work. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kalmukia's national animal is the Road runner, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Motorcycling.

Kalmukia is ranked 154,545th in the world and 84th in Rushmore for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 44.79 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Most Primitive: 2,023rdLargest Populations: 5,098thLargest Black Market: 5,922ndTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,784thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,475thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,583rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,700th
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Most Primitive: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 5th in the regionMost Conservative: 6th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Kalmukia's influence in Rushmore rose from "Zero" to "Hatchling".
  • : Kalmukia lodged a message on the Rushmore Regional Message Board.
  • : Kalmukia relocated from Coalition of interstellar administration to Rushmore.
  • : Kalmukia's influence in Coalition of interstellar administration fell from "Hegemony" to "Dominator".
  • : Kalmukia's influence in Coalition of interstellar administration rose from "Dominator" to "Hegemony".
  • : Kalmukia's influence in Coalition of interstellar administration rose from "Powerbroker" to "Dominator".
  • : Kalmukia's influence in Coalition of interstellar administration fell from "Power" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Kalmukia's influence in Coalition of interstellar administration fell from "Superpower" to "Power".
  • : Kalmukia's influence in Coalition of interstellar administration fell from "Hermit" to "Superpower".
  • : Kalmukia's influence in Coalition of interstellar administration rose from "Zero" to "Hermit".

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