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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 791st Most Influential: 1,119th Most Devout: 2,036th
The Commonwealth of
Iron Fist Consumerists
God first, then our guns.
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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The Great Cacti

Population3.414 billion

LeaderPrime Minister Lewis Brindley

CurrencyCongressional Cactus Note

The Commonwealth of The Great Cacti is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Prime Minister Lewis Brindley with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, enslaved workforce, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.414 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 5.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Great Cactian economy, worth 559 trillion Congressional Cactus Notes a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 163,950 Congressional Cactus Notes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 544,783 per year while the poor average 36,795, 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 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 141,058th in the world and 6,991st in The North Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 17.43 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 791stMost Influential: 1,119thTop
Most Devout: 2,036thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,321stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,377thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,392ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,647thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,733rdMost Avoided: 2,767thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,953rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,019thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,139thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,241stLargest Mining Sector: 3,929thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,086thMost Armed: 4,636thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,883rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,039thLargest Retail Industry: 5,209thTop
Largest Black Market: 8,581stFattest Citizens: 8,592ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,490thHighest Average Incomes: 9,839thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,987thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,106thMost Conservative: 12,377thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 14,681st
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 63rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 74th in the regionMost Devout: 76th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 76th in the regionTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 89th in the regionMost Avoided: 89th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 90th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 91st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 95th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 107th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 111th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 117th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 124th in the regionMost Armed: 148th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 183rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 196th in the regionLargest Black Market: 215th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 264th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 311th in the regionFattest Citizens: 333rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 345th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 430th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 454th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 523rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 593rd in the regionMost Stationary: 617th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 639th in the regionMost Conservative: 720th in the regionRudest Citizens: 758th in the region

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