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The CUP Imperial Province of The CUD

“Me ne frego, je m'en fous, Mei guan shi, I don't care”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Instigator

Location: Eladen

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The CUD

Population30.136 billion

CapitalDuron
LeaderDa Gong Nio

CurrencySilver Seer
AnimalJaguar

The CUP Imperial Province of The CUD is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Da Gong Nio with an even hand, and notable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, enslaved workforce, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 30.136 billion Confederates have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Duron. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient a Confederate economy, worth an astonishing 20,690 trillion Silver Seers a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is a breathtaking 686,571 Silver Seers, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,976,971 per year while the poor average 189,385, a ratio of 10.4 to 1.

Politicians preface their speeches with a declaration that any resemblance to speeches given by individuals living or dead is purely coincidental, the new cheese tax is colloquially known as "wheel welfare", it's considered a civil right to be allowed to neglect and mistreat your own children, and hundreds of subterranean tunnels are being built as part of "Project Morlock". Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. The CUD's national animal is the Jaguar, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

The CUD is ranked 22nd in the world and 2nd in Eladen for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 86,655.77 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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1%
Most Subsidized Industry: 5thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17thLargest Welfare Programs: 17thMost Rebellious Youth: 20thLargest Publishing Industry: 22ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 29thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 35thLargest Black Market: 40thHighest Economic Output: 55thMost Advanced Public Education: 63rdHighest Average Incomes: 66thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 88thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 131stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 132ndMost Cultured: 144thLargest Governments: 149thSmartest Citizens: 173rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 258thLargest Information Technology Sector: 265thLargest Gambling Industry: 277thHighest Average Tax Rates: 303rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 313thMost Armed: 319thMost Scientifically Advanced: 375thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 606thFattest Citizens: 719thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 747thHighest Crime Rates: 773rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,307thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,413thLargest Populations: 1,691stTop
5%
Most Developed: 1,779thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,371stMost Devout: 2,407thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,137thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,357thRudest Citizens: 3,900thMost Avoided: 4,487thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,535thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,703rdMost Influential: 6,905thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,609thTop
10%
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12,501stNudest: 13,364thLargest Mining Sector: 14,651st
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5%
Most Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionTop
10%
Longest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The CUD was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : The CUD was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : The CUD was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : The CUD was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : The CUD was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : The CUD's influence in Eladen rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • : The CUD was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : The CUD was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : The CUD's influence in Eladen fell from "Instigator" to "Contender".
  • : The CUD's influence in Eladen rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".

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