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The Lovecraftian Horror of The Cult of the Great Cthulhu

“Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.” High Priest Howard Phillips

Category: Left-Leaning College State
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific


The Cult of the Great Cthulhu

Population3.084 billion

CapitalNew Rlyeh
LeaderHigh Priest Howard Phillips
FaithThe Cthulhu Cult


The Lovecraftian Horror of The Cult of the Great Cthulhu is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by High Priest Howard Phillips with an even hand, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, free-roaming dinosaurs, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 3.084 billion Cthulhu Cultists enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The relatively small, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry and Spirituality also on the agenda, while Law & Order and Education are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Rlyeh. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 17.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Cultic economy, worth 444 trillion cthulheons a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Gambling, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 144,187 cthulheons, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 454,291 per year while the poor average 34,990, a ratio of 13.0 to 1.

The Cthulhu Cult now admits men and women into its clergy, terrorists are on a first name basis with the officials that stamp their passports, priceless Maxtopian artwork can often be found in executive bathrooms, and the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Cult of the Great Cthulhu's national animal is the cuttlefish, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is The Cthulhu Cult.

The Cult of the Great Cthulhu is ranked 152,984th in the world and 6,206th in The East Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -10.68 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most Primitive: 144thMost Ignorant Citizens: 260thHighest Crime Rates: 358thMost Armed: 416thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 432ndMost Devout: 558thLargest Gambling Industry: 893rdFattest Citizens: 918thMost Influential: 972ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,094thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,129thRudest Citizens: 1,179thTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,908thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,079thMost Avoided: 2,240thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,560thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,778thLargest Black Market: 4,304thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,393rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,963rdMost Corrupt Governments: 5,389thHighest Drug Use: 6,388thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,822ndTop
Highest Average Incomes: 13,663rdMost Efficient Economies: 13,834th
Highest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionMost Primitive: 7th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 12th in the regionMost Devout: 13th in the regionFattest Citizens: 15th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 23rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 28th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 30th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 33rd in the regionMost Avoided: 33rd in the regionMost Influential: 40th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 40th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 41st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 43rd in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 67th in the regionLargest Black Market: 73rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 86th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 89th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 102nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 142nd in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 321st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 324th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 362nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 421st in the regionNudest: 429th in the regionLargest Populations: 542nd in the regionMost Cultured: 558th in the region

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