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The May St Wood Pigeon Save Us of British Calradia

“I Vow thee to my country”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific


British Calradia

Population5.61 billion

LeaderGovernor Alford Salisbury

CurrencyPound Sterling
AnimalDhirim pigeon

The May St Wood Pigeon Save Us of British Calradia is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Governor Alford Salisbury with an even hand, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, unlimited-speed roads, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 5.61 billion Calradians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dhirim. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 24.6%.

The frighteningly efficient British Calradian economy, worth a remarkable 1,042 trillion Pound Sterlings a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 185,754 Pound Sterlings, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 564,863 per year while the poor average 47,439, a ratio of 11.9 to 1.

Liberals and conservatives try to disqualify each other's candidates on the grounds that "their ideas would never work in the real world", foreigners with shady pasts are fleeing the country, gun ownership is compulsory, and engaged partners detail their fiancés' private lives in detail to prurient bureaucrats. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. British Calradia's national animal is the Dhirim pigeon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Anglicanism.

British Calradia is ranked 119,281st in the world and 4,991st in The East Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 100.48 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Most Devout: 698thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,298thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,465thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,470thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,635thMost Influential: 1,650thMost Armed: 1,785thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 2,457thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,962ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,349thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,481stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,171stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,458thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,810thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,358thLargest Black Market: 6,616thHighest Average Incomes: 7,753rdLowest Crime Rates: 10,336thMost Efficient Economies: 10,388thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 14,225thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,386thHighest Economic Output: 16,394thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,554thMost Developed: 18,203rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,990thMost Avoided: 19,700thLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,178thRudest Citizens: 22,115thMost Stationary: 22,258thMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,378th
Most Devout: 22nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 27th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 38th in the regionMost Armed: 43rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 43rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 52nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 59th in the regionMost Influential: 64th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 70th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 73rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 85th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 102nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 148th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 180th in the regionLargest Black Market: 200th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 231st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 241st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 258th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 276th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 292nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 329th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 396th in the regionLargest Populations: 400th in the regionMost Stationary: 409th in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 459th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 473rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 475th in the regionMost Developed: 552nd in the regionMost Avoided: 626th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 628th in the regionLargest Governments: 699th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 707th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 882nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : British Calradia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : British Calradia lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in British Calradia, engaged partners detail their fiancés' private lives in detail to prurient bureaucrats.
  • : Following new legislation in British Calradia, gun ownership is compulsory.
  • : Following new legislation in British Calradia, foreigners with shady pasts are fleeing the country.
  • : Following new legislation in British Calradia, liberals and conservatives try to disqualify each other's candidates on the grounds that "their ideas would never work in the real world".
  • : British Calradia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes and Rudest Citizens and the Top 10% for Most Avoided.
  • : British Calradia was endorsed by The Republic of Oerkar.
  • : British Calradia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ending School Segregation".
  • : Following new legislation in British Calradia, Maxtopian slaves are routinely sold as an optional extra for household appliances.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 148 » Wiranath, Peatiktist, A Slanted Black Stripe, H-Zhena, Dreamersistan, Socialist Holy American Empire, Brotherland, VW53Aland, Unger under over, Kangarawa, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Hizuru, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Great Aztlatan CommonWealth, Bytes, Dark Edgyness, Squid Ruinosa, Headpat Central, Imperial Akatsuki, Bullpups, The Solar Ottomans, United China Nation, Talitoa, Republic of Berzerkistan, Wizardonia, Bai Lung, Amjedia, Drunken Seal Islands, Elejamie, Kaigi, Gorbastan, CopyCato, ReeK, The Empire of Rijelv, Kelsyth, Norport, Wanabe, Galve, Biggstonia, Urimel, Goodnamesarerare, Trimmania, The New Wisconsin Empire, Ridann, New Birblands, Lanagon, Am Echad, Propwash, Blobbo, Kagorg Bra Corna, and 98 others.Adolanta, Kucia, New Leganes, Squarist Republic of Squaria, The Almighty Country, Endertopias, Eagas, Slys Paws, Broengtopia, The island of Kiria, Pakitsk, Osterreich und Ungarn, Axdel, Neruch, Adioration, Constructbegin, Enlil, BearStackof2015, Euricanis, The Buckeye States, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, The United Asian Republics, Kilkire, The United Neo American Union, Rhealaliit, Plazland, Liberstankonia, Libertanny, Dragons Blood, Grossvietnam, Styklelilere, The Death Syndicate, Matdor, Servants of Gizmo, Firenation91, Marrabuk, Evrigenis, Merlovich, East Malaysia, La xinga, Zukchiva, FreedomIand, Fellon, Republic of New India, Trulu, The Militarius Imperium, The Eternal Land of Jong, Azureano, Lingu, Todd McCloud, Rohanland, Ripsylvania, Distro-Spartica, Tretrid, Freedomindia, The Three States of Fortuna, Yuritoria, German South-East Africa, Roissyland, Khadah, Mays Austrian Nation, Greater New Cassandra, Staynes, Sovietsoyuz, Under Sea Desert, BuciLand, A mean old man, Arkalarius, Shavara, Santa Dystopia, Survivoristan, Chriona, BattleCats, Zidium, Felsinki, Gyp Land, Eastern Hyront Scassen, Stellar Colonies, Volinovia, Ephem, Modra, Oofery, Kosmanza, Azakhuland, Horn of Havenkaap, Castle Federation, Samaltak True, Sunsistan, Yelkinam, Neue Leipzig, Gormhuth, Asendavia, Strelizia, Royal Hampshire, Rawdank, Sokala, Flying Snow, and Oerkar.

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