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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 649th Most Influential: 973rd Most Devout: 1,991st
The Commonwealth of
Iron Fist Consumerists
God first, then our guns.
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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The Great Cacti

Population2.489 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 keen interest in outer space, complete lack of prisons, and ritual sacrifices. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.489 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 5.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Great Cactian economy, worth 401 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 notable. Average income is an impressive 161,266 Congressional Cactus Notes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 555,164 per year while the poor average 34,321, a ratio of 16.2 to 1.

Cactuses with strange deformities like three eyes and tentacles have been seen prancing through the countryside where industrial waste is dumped, frequent fliers are obliged to submit to invasive security procedures by government security, actors are arrested and interrogated if they play terrorists on TV, and politicians preface their speeches with a declaration that any resemblance to speeches given by individuals living or dead is purely coincidental. 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 50,103rd in the world and 2,370th in The North Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 110.35 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 649thMost Influential: 973rdTop
Most Devout: 1,991stMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,155thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,383rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,442ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,501stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,515thMost Avoided: 2,791stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,108thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,385thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,404thLargest Mining Sector: 3,548thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,357thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,645thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,124thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5,189thMost Armed: 5,264thLargest Retail Industry: 5,361stLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,554thTop
Fattest Citizens: 9,245thHighest Average Incomes: 9,990thMost Conservative: 10,142ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,413thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,975thLargest Black Market: 11,656th
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 67th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 71st in the regionMost Devout: 75th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 79th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 79th in the regionMost Avoided: 82nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 83rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 96th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 99th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 113th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 118th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 123rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 163rd in the regionMost Armed: 175th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 185th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 200th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 254th in the regionLargest Black Market: 283rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 343rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 353rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 355th in the regionMost Influential: 406th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 430th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 455th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 472nd in the regionTop
Most Conservative: 713th in the regionMost Stationary: 819th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 820th in the regionRudest Citizens: 919th in the region

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