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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 747th Most Influential: 1,089th Most Devout: 2,140th
The Commonwealth of
Iron Fist Consumerists
God first, then our guns.
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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The Great Cacti

Population2.879 billion

LeaderPrime Minister Lewis Brindley

CurrencyCongressional Cactus Note

The Commonwealth of The Great Cacti is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Prime Minister Lewis Brindley with an iron fist, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, pith helmet sales, and fear of technology. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.879 billion Great Cactians 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Windsor. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Great Cactian economy, worth 466 trillion Congressional Cactus Notes a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 162,013 Congressional Cactus Notes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 552,993 per year while the poor average 34,928, a ratio of 15.8 to 1.

Actors are arrested and interrogated if they play terrorists on TV, politicians preface their speeches with a declaration that any resemblance to speeches given by individuals living or dead is purely coincidental, Tom and Jerry cartoons have cat and mouse resolving their problems with reasoned discussion, and the nation gives peace a chance - usually one in a million. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. The Great Cacti's national animal is the Cactus, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Catholicism.

The Great Cacti is ranked 183,801st in the world and 10,265th in The North Pacific for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring -18.17 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 747thMost Influential: 1,089thTop
Most Devout: 2,140thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,418thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,496thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,551stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,575thMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,594thMost Avoided: 2,812thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,255thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,397thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,507thLargest Mining Sector: 3,589thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,523rdLargest Insurance Industry: 4,678thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,215thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5,266thMost Armed: 5,428thLargest Retail Industry: 5,874thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,275thTop
Fattest Citizens: 9,726thHighest Average Incomes: 10,246thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,416thLargest Black Market: 10,678thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,275thMost Conservative: 12,054thRudest Citizens: 17,126th
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 68th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 70th in the regionMost Devout: 79th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 81st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 82nd in the regionMost Avoided: 85th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 85th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 99th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 103rd in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 114th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 124th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 127th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 177th in the regionMost Armed: 184th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 192nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 225th in the regionLargest Black Market: 264th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 298th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 367th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 372nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 378th in the regionMost Influential: 447th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 472nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 476th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 546th in the regionMost Stationary: 741st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 759th in the regionMost Conservative: 791st in the regionRudest Citizens: 797th in the region

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