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The Gap Jump of Mushroom Gorge

“Holy hell”

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

Regional Influence: Truckler

Location: Callista

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Mushroom Gorge

Population869 million

CapitalMushroom City
LeaderLe Fishe

Currencywumingaz
Animalfish

The Gap Jump of Mushroom Gorge is a huge, safe nation, ruled by Le Fishe with an iron fist, and renowned for its strictly enforced bedtime, frequent executions, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 869 million Mushroom Gorgers 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 prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Healthcare, and Administration also on the agenda, while Welfare and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mushroom City. The average income tax rate is 28.9%.

The strong Mushroom Gorger economy, worth 47.9 trillion wumingazzes a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 55,069 wumingazzes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.6 times as much as the poorest.

Maintaining economic growth is no laughing matter, kids refer to anything below the neck as "the parts that shall not be named", old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones, and conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings. Crime is relatively low, thanks to a well-funded police force. Mushroom Gorge's national animal is the fish, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Mushroom Gorge is ranked 100,315th in the world and 34th in Callista for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 2,527.3 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 3,133rdMost Primitive: 4,357thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,159thTop
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Most Conservative: 15,651stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,201stMost Rebellious Youth: 20,963rdMost Authoritarian: 23,007thMost Corrupt Governments: 25,615thLargest Gambling Industry: 27,050thMost Influential: 27,111th
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 5th in the regionMost Conservative: 6th in the region

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