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Calmut

Population3.021 billion

CapitalCalmut
LeaderDirector
FaithDirection

CurrencySmist
Animalswan

The Republic of Calmut is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Director with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The cynical, devout population of 3.021 billion Calmutians 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 enormous, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Calmut. The average income tax rate is 63.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Calmutian economy, worth 162 trillion Smists a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 53,626 Smists, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Schoolchildren must pass a six-month Ethics and Safety Committee Assessment before they are allowed to mix baking soda and vinegar, the Department of Health is snowed under by requests for crisper ciabatta and tenderer tagliatelle, former stunt pilots are unable to pass the licence test to fly a drone, and urban graffiti is hand-calligraphed in perfectly kerned elegant fonts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Calmut's national animal is the swan, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Direction.

Calmut is ranked 131,963rd in the world and 16th in Mythos for Most Primitive, scoring -73.14 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Most Devout: 11,376th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Calmut lodged a message on the Mythos Regional Message Board.
  • : Calmut's influence in Mythos rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • : Calmut's influence in Mythos fell from "Instigator" to "Contender".
  • : Calmut's influence in Mythos rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • : Calmut's influence in Mythos fell from "Instigator" to "Contender".
  • : Calmut's influence in Mythos rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • : Calmut's influence in Mythos rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • : Calmut's influence in Mythos rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
  • : Calmut's influence in Mythos rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Calmut's influence in Mythos rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".

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