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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 545thLargest Retail Industry: 713thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,524th
The Constitutional Monarchy of
New York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy
God Bless Calponia!
Influence
Truckler
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Calponia

Population8.354 billion

CapitalMusket
LeaderPrime Minister Eve Bisset
FaithChristianity

CurrencyDollar
AnimalDove

The Constitutional Monarchy of Calponia is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Prime Minister Eve Bisset with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, otherworldly petting zoo, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 8.354 billion Calponians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Musket. The average income tax rate is 53.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Calponian economy, worth a remarkable 1,491 trillion Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 178,482 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

Everyone suspects that everyone else is a terrorist, factories grind to a halt every time there is an election, survivors of attempted maternal infanticide are sentenced to live with their mothers forever, and couples kissing on the street are detained for 'unlawful exchange of genetic material'. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Calponia's national animal is the Dove, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity.

Calponia is ranked 54,320th in the world and 108th in New Western Empire for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 53.85 Effective Tax Rate.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 545thLargest Retail Industry: 713thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,524thRudest Citizens: 1,934thTop
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Most Devout: 2,137thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,213thLargest Black Market: 2,458thMost Influential: 2,682ndMost Avoided: 3,537thMost Efficient Economies: 4,336thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,571stMost Corrupt Governments: 4,963rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,255thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,992ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,370thLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,098thHighest Average Incomes: 8,629thLargest Mining Sector: 9,584thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,802ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,239thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 10,750thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,151stMost Advanced Public Education: 11,533rdMost Cultured: 11,973rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,103rdHighest Poor Incomes: 13,438thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,670thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,888thMost Developed: 17,162ndLargest Governments: 17,970thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,491stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,726thSmartest Citizens: 19,769th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionMost Avoided: 10th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12th in the regionRudest Citizens: 12th in the regionTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionMost Influential: 19th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 19th in the regionLargest Populations: 20th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 21st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 22nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 23rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 23rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 25th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 25th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Calponia's influence in New Western Empire rose from "Zero" to "Truckler".
  • : Calponia lodged a message on the New Western Empire Regional Message Board.
  • : Calponia relocated from Lazarus to New Western Empire.
  • : Following new legislation in Calponia, couples kissing on the street are detained for 'unlawful exchange of genetic material'.
  • : Following new legislation in Calponia, survivors of attempted maternal infanticide are sentenced to live with their mothers forever.
  • : Following new legislation in Calponia, factories grind to a halt every time there is an election.
  • : Following new legislation in Calponia, everyone suspects that everyone else is a terrorist.
  • : Following new legislation in Calponia, the nation's laws on image rights are amongst the strictest in the world.
  • : Calponia's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Calponia's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".

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