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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 580th Most Influential: 1,080th Most Ignorant Citizens: 1,788th
The Commonwealth of
Iron Fist Consumerists
God first, then our guns.
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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The Commonwealth of The Great Cacti is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Prime Minister Lewis Brindley with an iron fist, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, avowedly heterosexual populace, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.609 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 tiny, 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 4.3%.

The all-consuming Great Cactian economy, worth 258 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 160,493 Congressional Cactus Notes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 553,456 per year while the poor average 34,068, a ratio of 16.2 to 1.

Casino tax breaks are even bigger than their jackpots, burial ceremonies have become as routinised as tax forms, anyone who doesn't attend Official Governmental Religious Services is fined, and new religious sects are squashed immediately by the government. 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 36,811th in the world and 1,116th in The North Pacific for Most Stationary, with 274.73911583352 Days.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 580thMost Influential: 1,080thTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 1,788thMost Devout: 1,895thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,186thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,316thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,377thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,428thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,556thMost Avoided: 2,683rdLargest Mining Sector: 3,517thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,814thMost Armed: 3,929thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,171stLargest Insurance Industry: 4,243rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,508thLargest Retail Industry: 4,973rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,177thMost Conservative: 5,438thTop
Fattest Citizens: 8,440thLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,592ndHighest Average Incomes: 9,520thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,692ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,023rdLargest Black Market: 15,355th
Most Ignorant Citizens: 45th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 59th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 63rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 63rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 64th in the regionMost Devout: 66th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 71st in the regionMost Avoided: 79th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 88th in the regionTop
Most Armed: 106th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 124th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 126th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 146th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 150th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 161st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 229th in the regionMost Conservative: 235th in the regionFattest Citizens: 274th in the regionLargest Black Market: 325th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 332nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 379th in the regionMost Influential: 406th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 429th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 433rd in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 486th in the regionRudest Citizens: 715th in the region

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