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Most Ignorant Citizens: 3,127thMost Primitive: 4,361stMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,166th
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Mushroom Gorge

Population864 million

CapitalMushroom City
LeaderLe Fishe


The Gap Jump of Mushroom Gorge is a huge, orderly nation, ruled by Le Fishe with an iron fist, and notable for its strictly enforced bedtime, ubiquitous missile silos, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 864 million Mushroom Gorgers 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 prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Healthcare, and Administration also on the agenda, while Welfare and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mushroom City. The average income tax rate is 28.9%.

The strong Mushroom Gorger economy, worth 47.6 trillion wumingazzes a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 55,069 wumingazzes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.6 times as much as the poorest.

Maintaining economic growth is no laughing matter, kids refer to anything below the neck as "the parts that shall not be named", old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones, and conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings. Crime is relatively low, thanks to a well-funded police force. Mushroom Gorge's national animal is the fish, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Mushroom Gorge is ranked 88,103rd in the world and 43rd in Callista for Longest Average Lifespans, with 73.33 years.

Most Ignorant Citizens: 3,127thMost Primitive: 4,361stMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,166thTop
Most Conservative: 15,796thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,194thMost Rebellious Youth: 20,977thMost Authoritarian: 23,150thMost Corrupt Governments: 25,599thLargest Gambling Industry: 27,029thMost Influential: 27,117th
Most Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 5th in the regionMost Conservative: 6th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 8th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 8th in the region

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