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The May St Wood Pigeon Save Us of British Calradia

“I Vow thee to my country”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific

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British Calradia

Population5.15 billion

CapitalDhirim
LeaderGovernor Alford Salisbury
FaithAnglicanism

CurrencyPound Sterling
AnimalDhirim pigeon

The May St Wood Pigeon Save Us of British Calradia is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Governor Alford Salisbury with an iron fist, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, keen interest in outer space, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.15 billion Calradians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized 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 67.1%.

The frighteningly efficient British Calradian economy, worth 931 trillion Pound Sterlings a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 180,935 Pound Sterlings, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 947,149 per year while the poor average 18,543, a ratio of 51.1 to 1.

Chalkboards are replaced with billboards in the classroom, a serf by any other name works just as hard, colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great British Calradian Liberator", and cigarettes are dead-cheap. 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 107,362nd in the world and 4,058th in The East Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 45.67 on the Rand Index.

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Most Devout: 785thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,258thMost Influential: 1,578thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,834thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,031stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,043rdTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,421stMost Armed: 3,253rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,558thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,533rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,642ndLargest Mining Sector: 4,970thMost Efficient Economies: 5,082ndMost Corrupt Governments: 6,273rdMost Subsidized Industry: 6,305thLargest Black Market: 6,956thLowest Crime Rates: 7,469thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,967thHighest Average Incomes: 8,257thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,978thMost Conservative: 9,362ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,414thTop
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Largest Governments: 12,859thMost Authoritarian: 14,529thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16,409thMost Developed: 17,518thHighest Economic Output: 18,089thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,186th
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Most Devout: 20th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 35th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 43rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 51st in the regionMost Influential: 62nd in the regionMost Armed: 71st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 80th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 81st in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 88th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 107th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 110th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 144th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 174th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 181st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 182nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 191st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 196th in the regionLargest Black Market: 196th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 198th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 203rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 268th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 291st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 293rd in the regionLargest Governments: 316th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 433rd in the regionMost Stationary: 442nd in the regionMost Developed: 499th in the regionMost Conservative: 564th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 640th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 736th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 164 » 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, Someseni, Kaigi, Gorbastan, CopyCato, ReeK, The Empire of Rijelv, Qui sequuntur somnia, Kelsyth, Norport, Wanabe, Galve, Biggstonia, Urimel, Goodnamesarerare, Trimmania, The New Wisconsin Empire, Ridann, New Birblands, Lanagon, Am Echad, Propwash, and 114 others.Blobbo, Kagorg Bra Corna, Adolanta, The Romanum Legio, Kucia, Arkantis, Cantonese Union, New Leganes, Squarist Republic of Squaria, The Almighty Country, Endertopias, Eagas, Slys Paws, Broengtopia, The island of Kiria, Chols Worithopia, Pakitsk, Osterreich und Ungarn, Axdel, Neruch, Adioration, Constructbegin, Enlil, BearStackof2015, Euricanis, The Buckeye States, Stellar Colonies, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, The United Asian Republics, Kilkire, ArenaC, The United Neo American Union, Abadong, Rhealaliit, Plazland, Liberstankonia, Libertanny, Dragons Blood, Grossvietnam, Styklelilere, Sericena, The Death Syndicate, Stanisiti, Matdor, Servants of Gizmo, Firenation91, Brethren, Marrabuk, Vultuca, Evrigenis, Merlovich, East Malaysia, La xinga, Teddington, Monix, VernKhalla, Modra, Acronis, Great Algerstonia, Zukchiva, FreedomIand, Asendavia, Fellon, Republic of New India, Trulu, Quartzland, The Militarius Imperium, The Eternal Land of Jong, Azureano, Lingu, Todd McCloud, Rohanland, Ripsylvania, Distro-Spartica, Tretrid, Freedomindia, The Three States of Fortuna, Yuritoria, Virgoliaendorses, German South-East Africa, Peoples Republic of GG, Sokala, Kastilio, Roissyland, Aivintis, Khadah, Mays Austrian Nation, Greater New Cassandra, Didusland, Jakubonia, The Brazillian Parlament Of Idideology, Woodsind, Puelo, Bermadia, Oofery, Staynes, Tseriesiscoming, Sovietsoyuz, CheeseBurrito, Under Sea Desert, TM-Jesselton, Flench, BuciLand, Rythawelerzi, Filipopol, A mean old man, Grey Haven of Tauraucania, Arkalarius, Shavara, Coruh, Santa Dystopia, Arcady-Asclepia, Survivoristan, and Chriona.

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