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The Queendom of Cladosporium

“Justice, Piety, Loyalty”

Category: Anarchy
Civil Rights:
Frightening
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Corrupted

Regional Influence: Hermit

Location: The Basement Colonies

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Cladosporium

Population1.762 billion

Currencybetale
Animaldeer

The Queendom of Cladosporium is a massive, socially progressive nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, irreverence towards religion, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.762 billion Cladosporiumians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Healthcare is also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.5%.

The strong Cladosporiumian economy, worth 88.1 trillion betales a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. Average income is 50,002 betales, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 322,271 per year while the poor average 3,134, a ratio of 102 to 1.

The country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, and books are considered luxuries only available to the incredibly wealthy. Crime is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Cladosporium's national animal is the deer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Cladosporium is ranked 77,920th in the world and 1st in The Basement Colonies for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 2,865.48 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Extreme: 3,377thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,959thHighest Crime Rates: 5,940thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,637thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8,879thMost Pro-Market: 9,247thMost Politically Free: 9,843rdHighest Drug Use: 10,266thFattest Citizens: 11,123rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,147thRudest Citizens: 11,582ndTop
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Most Avoided: 13,261stMost Armed: 14,786thLargest Mining Sector: 17,265thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,376thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 18,174thNudest: 19,563rd

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