by Max Barry

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Most Primitive: 189th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 345th Most Ignorant Citizens: 463rd
The Lovecraftian Horror of
Left-Leaning College State
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.
High Priest Howard Phillips
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The Cult of the Great Cthulhu

Population2.367 billion

CapitalNew Rlyeh
LeaderHigh Priest Howard Phillips
FaithThe Cthulhu Cult


The Lovecraftian Horror of The Cult of the Great Cthulhu is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by High Priest Howard Phillips with an even hand, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, feral children, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 2.367 billion Cthulhu Cultists enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry and Spirituality are also considered important, while Law & Order and Healthcare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Rlyeh. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 39.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Cultic economy, worth 348 trillion cthulheons a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Gambling, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 147,425 cthulheons, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 531,206 per year while the poor average 29,256, a ratio of 18.2 to 1.

The right to a fair trial was recently abolished for reasons of convenience, the arms industry is backed by government subsidies and harsh anti-protest laws are in place, confessions don't count if suffixed with "izzle", and pausing for applause during a speech is seen as a form of censorship. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Cult of the Great Cthulhu's national animal is the cuttlefish, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is The Cthulhu Cult.

The Cult of the Great Cthulhu is ranked 112,887th in the world and 4,374th in The East Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 33.74 on the Hayek Index.

Most Primitive: 189thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 345thMost Ignorant Citizens: 463rdHighest Crime Rates: 494thMost Armed: 545thMost Devout: 828thRudest Citizens: 1,153rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,282ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,499thFattest Citizens: 1,601stTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,860thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,049thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,129thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,050thMost Influential: 3,156thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,353rdMost Avoided: 3,626thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,640thLargest Black Market: 3,661stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,139thHighest Drug Use: 6,480thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,555thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,781stHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,403rdTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8,859thMost Efficient Economies: 12,099thHighest Average Incomes: 13,340thNudest: 14,506thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15,879th
Most Armed: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Primitive: 7th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Devout: 21st in the regionRudest Citizens: 21st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionFattest Citizens: 25th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 27th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 30th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 33rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 35th in the regionMost Avoided: 50th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 50th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 53rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 57th in the regionLargest Black Market: 58th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 84th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 112th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 156th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 161st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 161st in the regionMost Influential: 224th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 286th in the regionNudest: 291st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 314th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 316th in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 405th in the regionMost Cultured: 489th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 499th in the region

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