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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 233rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 290thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 418th
The Theocracy of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Mind the pointy end!
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Walrus Cult

Population7.277 billion

CurrencyFishstick
AnimalNarwhale

The Theocracy of The Walrus Cult is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its pith helmet sales, anti-smoking policies, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 7.277 billion Walrus Cultians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Environment also on the agenda. The average income tax rate is 99.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Walrus Cultian economy, worth a remarkable 2,773 trillion Fishsticks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing and Information Technology. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 381,128 Fishsticks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,197,065 per year while the poor average 92,911, a ratio of 12.9 to 1.

Mandatory updates on software drivers often bring life to a halt, there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality, bizarre-looking creatures called 'Narwhaledogs' dominate wildlife preserves, and military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Walrus Cult's national animal is the Narwhale, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

The Walrus Cult is ranked 22,774th in the world and 1,043rd in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 3,051.49 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 233rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 290thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 418thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 531stLargest Black Market: 697thHighest Average Incomes: 873rdMost Corrupt Governments: 874thLowest Crime Rates: 1,005thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,067thLargest Governments: 1,187thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,304thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,349thMost Armed: 1,356thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,361stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,515thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,602ndMost Advanced Public Education: 1,653rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,655thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,912thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,059thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,643rdMost Developed: 2,835thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,280thMost Efficient Economies: 3,415thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,462ndLongest Average Lifespans: 3,493rdMost Cultured: 4,327thSmartest Citizens: 4,550thHighest Economic Output: 4,764thMost Authoritarian: 6,288thHealthiest Citizens: 6,726thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,937thTop
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Most Conservative: 10,593rdLargest Retail Industry: 11,475thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,670thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,741stHighest Poor Incomes: 12,836thMost Stationary: 13,659thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 14,873rdMost Secular: 15,254thMost Extreme: 19,751st
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Black Market: 26th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 28th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 38th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 41st in the regionMost Armed: 45th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 53rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 54th in the regionLargest Governments: 62nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 64th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 65th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 68th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 70th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 73rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 81st in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 92nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 93rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 110th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 135th in the regionMost Developed: 161st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 185th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 200th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 201st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 210th in the regionMost Cultured: 226th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 242nd in the regionMost Stationary: 308th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 331st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 391st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 430th in the regionTop
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Most Extreme: 520th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 568th in the regionMost Conservative: 591st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 616th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 658th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 688th in the regionLargest Populations: 713th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 717th in the regionMost Secular: 818th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Walrus Cult was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in The Walrus Cult, military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft.
  • : Following new legislation in The Walrus Cult, bizarre-looking creatures called 'Narwhaledogs' dominate wildlife preserves.
  • : Following new legislation in The Walrus Cult, there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality.
  • : Following new legislation in The Walrus Cult, mandatory updates on software drivers often bring life to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in The Walrus Cult, residents of newly dried out bays live in fear of leaky dikes.
  • : Following new legislation in The Walrus Cult, bins outnumber trees in city parks.
  • : Following new legislation in The Walrus Cult, the "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making Walrus Cultians any less frightened.
  • : The Walrus Cult was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in The Walrus Cult, The Walrus Cult's Medieval Faire is renowned as one of the best in the region.

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