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Most Valuable International Artwork: 45thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 428thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 470th
The Voice of
Corporate Bordello
Everyone blows up labs at some point in their lifetime.
Cooki
Influence
Page
Voice of the People
Region
Civil Rights
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Economy
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CaveDweller

Population6.858 billion

CapitalCooki
LeaderCooki
FaithMaths

CurrencyCookie
AnimalDog

The Voice of CaveDweller is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Cooki with a fair hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, daily referendums, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 6.858 billion Cooks are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Industry, although Education, Administration, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cooki. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2.7%.

The frighteningly efficient CaveDwellerian economy, worth a remarkable 1,205 trillion Cookies a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Soda Sales industry, with major contributions from Retail, Gambling, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 175,805 Cookies, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,598,733 per year while the poor average 2,206, a ratio of 724 to 1.

It is popularly believed that "cheese every day keeps disaster away", the nation is cleaning up after a national night of celebration left most people with headaches and dim memories (CaveDweller has found 8 easter eggs), anti-riot police are dispatched whenever two elderly ladies gather to complain that prices have increased, and Cooki is spearheading a new fashion trend of wearing swimming goggles and medieval armour. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. CaveDweller's national animal is the Dog, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Maths.

CaveDweller is ranked 128,683rd in the world and 2,915th in the Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 1,255.58 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 45thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 428thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 470thRudest Citizens: 521stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 834thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 997thFattest Citizens: 1,015thMost Armed: 1,083rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,146thHighest Crime Rates: 1,196thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,765thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,988thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,242ndMost Avoided: 2,288thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 2,992ndMost Rebellious Youth: 3,626thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,928thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,726thMost Devout: 4,837thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,841stMost Efficient Economies: 6,344thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,090thHighest Average Incomes: 9,680thTop
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Most Influential: 12,488thMost Cultured: 13,411thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,417thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,053rdLargest Publishing Industry: 14,925thHighest Economic Output: 15,219thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,428thMost Pro-Market: 17,622ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,153rdMost Stationary: 18,888thSmartest Citizens: 22,302nd
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8th in the regionRudest Citizens: 13th in the regionFattest Citizens: 18th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 23rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 24th in the regionMost Armed: 24th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 26th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 27th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 28th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 34th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 47th in the regionMost Avoided: 49th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 70th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 73rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 85th in the regionMost Devout: 101st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 151st in the regionMost Influential: 173rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 175th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 183rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 185th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 232nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 233rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 268th in the regionMost Stationary: 271st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 303rd in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 312th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 337th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 339th in the regionLargest Populations: 354th in the regionLargest Black Market: 365th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 484th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 562nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 611th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 615th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in CaveDweller, Cooki is spearheading a new fashion trend of wearing swimming goggles and medieval armour.
  • : Following new legislation in CaveDweller, anti-riot police are dispatched whenever two elderly ladies gather to complain that prices have increased.
  • : CaveDweller lodged a message on the The Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : CaveDweller lodged a message on the The Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in CaveDweller, the nation is cleaning up after a national night of celebration left most people with headaches and dim memories (CaveDweller has found 8 easter eggs).
  • : Following new legislation in CaveDweller, it is popularly believed that "cheese every day keeps disaster away".
  • : Following new legislation in CaveDweller, hairdressers are forced to use all the tricks of the trade after citizens became required to wear helmets at all times.
  • : Following new legislation in CaveDweller, prospective parents are cheering on the streets as they no longer need a license to have children.
  • : CaveDweller was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in CaveDweller, edutainment video games are taking CaveDweller's students to the next level.

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