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Calmut

Population4.59 billion

CapitalCalmut
LeaderDirector
FaithDirection

CurrencySmist
Animalswan

The Republic of Calmut is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Director with an iron fist, and remarkable for its daily referendums, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The cynical, devout population of 4.59 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 63.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Calmutian economy, worth 245 trillion Smists a year, is led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 53,555 Smists, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

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, urban graffiti is hand-calligraphed in perfectly kerned elegant fonts, and recreational drug businesses are regularly pruned if they grow above the maximum legal size. 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 228,788th in the world and 8th in Xadia for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -9.3 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Calmut's influence in Xadia rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • : Calmut's influence in Xadia rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
  • : Calmut's influence in Xadia fell from "Negotiator" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Calmut's influence in Xadia rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
  • : Calmut's influence in Xadia rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Calmut's influence in Xadia rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
  • : Calmut's influence in Xadia rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
  • : Calmut's influence in Xadia fell from "Diplomat" to "Envoy".
  • : Calmut's influence in Xadia rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
  • : Calmut's influence in Xadia fell from "Diplomat" to "Envoy".

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