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The May St Wood Pigeon Save Us of British Calradia

“I Vow thee to my country”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific

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British Calradia

Population3.396 billion

CapitalDhirim
LeaderGovernor Robert De Bolloil
FaithAnglicanism

CurrencyPound Sterling
AnimalDhirim pigeon

The May St Wood Pigeon Save Us of British Calradia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Governor Robert De Bolloil with an even hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, keen interest in outer space, and aversion to nipples. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.396 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dhirim. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 64.1%.

The frighteningly efficient British Calradian economy, worth 561 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 notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 165,298 Pound Sterlings, with the richest citizens earning 7.0 times as much as the poorest.

Prime picnicking sites are being paved over in the name of progress, antique comic book collectors are disappointed to hear that their treasures are worth exactly as little as their mothers said they were, parents who reward their teens' chores with concert tickets are charged with illegal reselling, and government policy is dictated by Anglicanism. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded 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 2,356th in the world and 55th in The East Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 9,014.6 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most Devout: 868thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 873rdMost Influential: 1,215thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,723rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,002ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,356thLargest Mining Sector: 4,269thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,693rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,890thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,180thFattest Citizens: 5,572ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,750thMost Conservative: 6,427thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,584thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 8,364thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,396thMost Efficient Economies: 9,256thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,452ndHighest Average Incomes: 9,678thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,778thLargest Black Market: 10,975thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13,041stLargest Governments: 14,446th
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Most Devout: 21st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 31st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 48th in the regionMost Influential: 54th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 55th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 60th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 61st in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 76th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 84th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 97th in the regionFattest Citizens: 104th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 131st in the regionLargest Black Market: 159th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 170th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 179th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 206th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 207th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 208th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 212th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 221st in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 340th in the regionMost Conservative: 341st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 348th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 351st in the regionRudest Citizens: 481st in the regionLargest Populations: 503rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 504th in the regionMost Developed: 553rd in the regionMost Stationary: 617th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 162 » Wiranath, Peatiktist, A Slanted Black Stripe, H-Zhena, Bachtendekuppen, Dreamersistan, Socialist Holy American Empire, Brotherland, VW53Aland, Wendelandia, The Sacred Whale, United Edwards, Todd McCloud, Unger under over, Kangarawa, Ravendi, Blazing Samaritan, 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, Roissyland, United China Nation, Talitoa, Shinnokawa, Republic of Berzerkistan, Wizardonia, The Southern Isles of Dreyse, Marrico, Dalta Salltan, Bai Lung, Amjedia, Drunken Seal Islands, Elejamie, Someseni, Kaigi, Gorbastan, CopyCato, Ouroboric, ReeK, The Empire of Rijelv, Bacon Land, Qui sequuntur somnia, and 112 others.Kelsyth, Solestia, Norport, Wanabe, Galve, Biggstonia, Urimel, Goodnamesarerare, Ruso-Germania, Trimmania, The New Wisconsin Empire, Ridann, New Birblands, Lanagon, Am Echad, Propwash, The Holy Empire of Moronica, Blobbo, Kagorg Bra Corna, Airrajul, Adolanta, Agonya, The Romanum Legio, Aelitia, Kucia, Arkantis, Thyaclinia, The Happian Union, Pightinbotanoffen, Valchekia, Cantonese Union, Groi Landstrabowal, Ver Norge, New Leganes, Terrabis-Seran, EnderShnovia, East Malaysia, Squarist Republic of Squaria, The Almighty Country, Endertopias, Valdwall, Eagas, Secos, Slys Paws, Broengtopia, Fedele, Penfifteen, Arpino, Davelands, Shavara, Free sovereign Soviet socialist republic, The island of Kiria, Elkenian, Chols Worithopia, Pakitsk, Osterreich und Ungarn, Axdel, The Anarchy Republic of Slaanesh, Neruch, Shantan, Solarfall, Adioration, Constructbegin, The Angel of Charity, Babcocia, Enlil, The Holy Utopian Republic, Janoobi Jazair, Taya Dust, Mariarty, BearStackof2015, Just Vale 2, Choushuu, Euricanis, The Buckeye States, Avalon Ascendancy, Stellar Colonies, America Mjolnir, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, The United Asian Republics, Justice-Becoming, Kingdom of Pars, VoyKovie, Kilkire, ArenaC, Funkadelia, The United Neo American Union, Abadong, Rhealaliit, Plazland, Brethren, Cyant, Liberstankonia, Lerasi, Libertanny, Dragons Blood, Escade, Grossvietnam, Marrabuk, Styklelilere, RovaMittala, Karatol-Advenra, Sericena, Magosconity, Staynes, The Death Syndicate, Mossy-Oak, Stanisiti, La xinga, Commodore Badger, Matdor, and Mr Dr Prof Patrick.

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