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 frequent executions, prohibition of alcohol, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.928 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 4.9%.
The frighteningly efficient Great Cactian economy, worth 305 trillion Congressional Cactus Notes a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 158,552 Congressional Cactus Notes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 551,500 per year while the poor average 33,218, a ratio of 16.6 to 1.
Armed police are cracking down on untaxed collectable-card-trading in local junior schools, houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries, proprietary charger leads are now a pain for electric cars as well as cellphones, and employees are told they can avoid traffic jams by starting work at 4 AM. 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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : The Great Cacti was endorsed by The New Republic of Lata Eden.
- : The Great Cacti was endorsed by The Free Land of Bridgett.
- : The Great Cacti was endorsed by The Free Land of Avornica.
- : The Great Cacti was endorsed by The Borderlands of Abiswashyo-bhumi.
- : The Great Cacti voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Restrictions on Hydraulic Fracturing"".
- : Following new legislation in The Great Cacti, employees are told they can avoid traffic jams by starting work at 4 AM.
- : Following new legislation in The Great Cacti, proprietary charger leads are now a pain for electric cars as well as cellphones.
- : Following new legislation in The Great Cacti, houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries.
- : Following new legislation in The Great Cacti, armed police are cracking down on untaxed collectable-card-trading in local junior schools.
- : Following new legislation in The Great Cacti, the 3rd Airborne Beekeepers are the most feared regiment in the Great Cactian military.
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