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The Dominion of The Calabash Protectorate

“We the indomitable”

Category: Corporate Bordello
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Thriving
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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The Calabash Protectorate

Population609 million

CapitalVryheid

CurrencyTile
AnimalRhinoceros

The Dominion of The Calabash Protectorate is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 609 million Calabash Protectorateans are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Administration, Healthcare, and Defense also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vryheid. The average income tax rate is 16.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Calabash Protectoratean economy, worth 54.1 trillion Tiles a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is 88,879 Tiles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Military officers are given medals for disobeying orders, suicide victims often leave behind cash to cover the cost of their fines, private law firms are unheard of, and thousands of former welfare recipients are in a revolutionary uproar as the rest of society is enjoying a hefty tax break. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. The Calabash Protectorate's national animal is the Rhinoceros, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Calabash Protectorate is ranked 59,109th in the world and 2,867th in The North Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 3,311.87 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 147thMost Influential: 1,149thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,159thTop
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Rudest Citizens: 5,902ndLargest Retail Industry: 7,902ndTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 12,989thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,212thLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,541stMost Beautiful Environments: 20,619th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 116th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 141st in the regionRudest Citizens: 320th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 395th in the regionMost Influential: 456th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 568th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 684th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 747th in the region

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