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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

Population112 million

Currencybetale
Animaldeer

The Queendom of Cladosporium is a very large, socially progressive nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, irreverence towards religion, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 112 million 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, with Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.5%.

The strong Cladosporiumian economy, worth 5.60 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 40,136th in the world and 1st in The Basement Colonies for Most Primitive, scoring 50 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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5%
Most Extreme: 3,609thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5,069thHighest Crime Rates: 5,718thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,129thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 9,720thMost Pro-Market: 10,247thTop
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Fattest Citizens: 10,430thRudest Citizens: 10,769thMost Politically Free: 10,975thHighest Drug Use: 11,037thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,968thMost Armed: 12,110thMost Avoided: 12,422ndLargest Mining Sector: 14,694thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,706thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16,337thNudest: 19,394th

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