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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 808th Most Influential: 1,185th Most Devout: 2,071st
The Commonwealth of
Iron Fist Consumerists
God first, then our guns.
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Great Cacti

Population3.763 billion

CapitalWindsor
LeaderPrime Minister Lewis Brindley
FaithCatholicism

CurrencyCongressional Cactus Note
AnimalCactus

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 aversion to nipples, otherworldly petting zoo, and avant-garde cinema. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.763 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 6.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Great Cactian economy, worth 607 trillion Congressional Cactus Notes a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 161,311 Congressional Cactus Notes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 536,014 per year while the poor average 36,203, a ratio of 14.8 to 1.

Nuclear warheads are frequently launched into space as a warning to invading meteoroids, concerned environmentalists wipe away their tears with tissues sourced from Tasmanian old-growth redwoods, traffic jams are a common sight due to construction work from a massive overhaul of the nation's freeways, and it is considered unpatriotic to learn a foreign language. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded 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 163,684th in the world and 9,605th in The North Pacific for Most Pacifist, with 3.65 Cheeks Turned Per Day.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 808thMost Influential: 1,185thTop
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Most Devout: 2,071stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,346thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,481stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,574thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,787thMost Avoided: 3,074thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,125thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,254thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,340thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,397thMost Ignorant Citizens: 3,669thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,151stLargest Mining Sector: 4,578thMost Armed: 4,962ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,286thLargest Retail Industry: 5,321stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6,683rdLargest Black Market: 8,065thTop
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Fattest Citizens: 9,011thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,277thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,956thHighest Average Incomes: 10,386thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,715thMost Conservative: 15,225thRudest Citizens: 15,380th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 60th in the regionMost Devout: 77th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 83rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 85th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 99th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 107th in the regionMost Avoided: 107th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 110th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 115th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 124th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 126th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 132nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 141st in the regionMost Armed: 170th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 191st in the regionLargest Black Market: 209th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 289th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 312th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 332nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 338th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 346th in the regionMost Influential: 439th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 495th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 523rd in the regionMost Stationary: 585th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 617th in the regionRudest Citizens: 723rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 737th in the regionMost Conservative: 943rd in the region

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