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British Calradia

Population6.727 billion

LeaderGovernor Alford Salisbury

CurrencyPound Sterling
AnimalDhirim pigeon

The May St Wood Pigeon Save Us of British Calradia is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Governor Alford Salisbury with an iron fist, and notable for its fear of technology, public floggings, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.727 billion Calradians 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 juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dhirim. The average income tax rate is 55.7%.

The frighteningly efficient British Calradian economy, worth a remarkable 1,386 trillion Pound Sterlings a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 206,103 Pound Sterlings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings, shivering secretaries type letters under torrential downpours in open-roof offices, a valid legal defense is 'dead men tell no tales', and the government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. British Calradia's national animal is the Dhirim pigeon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Anglicanism.

British Calradia is ranked 155,819th in the world and 5,092nd in The East Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 306.19 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Devout: 499thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,189thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,317thMost Armed: 1,656thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,761stMost Influential: 1,857thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 2,473rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,572ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,533rdMost Corrupt Governments: 5,235thLowest Crime Rates: 5,774thLargest Black Market: 6,000thHighest Average Incomes: 6,111thMost Efficient Economies: 6,510thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,929thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,034thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,554thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,537thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,904thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,265thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,135thTop
Highest Economic Output: 12,934thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,799thLargest Governments: 13,939thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,974thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,254thMost Authoritarian: 17,447th
Most Devout: 16th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 28th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 36th in the regionMost Armed: 41st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 62nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 75th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 77th in the regionMost Influential: 77th in the regionTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 85th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 143rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 177th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 178th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 183rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 199th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 202nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 208th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 234th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 234th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 280th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 285th in the regionLargest Populations: 370th in the regionLargest Governments: 389th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 394th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 409th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 448th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 518th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 526th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 726th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 770th in the regionMost Developed: 787th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 799th in the region

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