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The Republic of Desert Camel

“traveling is great fun”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Handshaker

Location: desert


Desert Camel

Population15.654 billion

Animaldromedary camel

The Republic of Desert Camel is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 15.654 billion Desert Camelians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Healthcare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 86.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Desert Camelian economy, worth 79.4 trillion 090624006s a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 5,069 090624006s, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Desert Camel successfully hosted the desert Olympics, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators, military barracks resemble five-star hotels, and legislation sometimes has to battle through weeks of filibustering to pass. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Desert Camel's national animal is the dromedary camel, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Desert Camel is ranked 199,560th in the world and 15th in desert for Most Developed, scoring 42.99 on the Human Development Index.

Most Extreme: 9thMost Income Equality: 12thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 21stHighest Drug Use: 27thMost Politically Free: 42ndTop
Nudest: 7,195thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,095thTop
Largest Populations: 11,931stSafest: 15,143rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,232ndLargest Governments: 20,041st
Most Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Desert Camel altered its national flag.
  • : Desert Camel altered its national flag.
  • : Desert Camel's influence in Desert rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Desert Camel's influence in Desert fell from "Handshaker" to "Truckler".
  • : Desert Camel was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Desert Camel's influence in Desert rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Desert Camel was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Desert Camel was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates and the Top 10% for Largest Governments.
  • : Desert Camel's influence in Desert rose from "Nipper" to "Truckler".
  • : Desert Camel relocated from Osiris to Desert.