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Most Ignorant Citizens: 3,166thMost Primitive: 4,391stMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,148th
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Mushroom Gorge

Population887 million

CapitalMushroom City
LeaderLe Fishe


The Gap Jump of Mushroom Gorge is a huge, safe nation, ruled by Le Fishe with an iron fist, and remarkable for its fear of technology, prohibition of alcohol, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 887 million Mushroom Gorgers 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 prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Healthcare, and Administration are also considered important, while Welfare and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mushroom City. The average income tax rate is 28.8%.

The strong Mushroom Gorger economy, worth 48.9 trillion wumingazzes a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 55,140 wumingazzes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.6 times as much as the poorest.

Kids refer to anything below the neck as "the parts that shall not be named", old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings, and sexuality-questioning teenagers are placed in locked rooms with dirty magazines and lewd posters. Crime is relatively low, thanks to a well-funded police force. Mushroom Gorge's national animal is the fish, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Mushroom Gorge is ranked 283,052nd in the world and 83rd in Callista for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring -152.22 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Ignorant Citizens: 3,166thMost Primitive: 4,391stMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,148thTop
Most Conservative: 15,843rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,237thMost Rebellious Youth: 20,975thMost Authoritarian: 23,346thLargest Gambling Industry: 25,570thMost Corrupt Governments: 25,625thMost Influential: 27,071st
Most Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 5th in the regionMost Conservative: 6th in the region

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