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The Holy Empire of Cactople

“Cacti sunt magni et boni”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Location: New Normandy

Regional Influence: Enforcer


The Holy Empire of Cactople is a huge, socially progressive nation, ruled by Thy Holy Cactus with an even hand, and renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, compulsory military service, and public floggings. The devout population of 856 million Cactopleans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized government is primarily concerned with Spirituality, although Healthcare, Education, and Defense are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cactopolis. The average income tax rate is 36.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Cactoplean economy, worth 29.5 trillion Cactuses a year, is led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Basket Weaving, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 34,506 Cactuses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Government-run screening operations remove embryos with severe genetic disorders, people caught mistreating Cactople's flag generally wind up in a great deal of pain, scientists spend more time enduring government inspections than they do on actual science, and Thy Holy Cactus has just been declared ruler of Cactople in an international press conference. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Cactople's national animal is the Cactus.

Cactople is ranked 100,260th in the world and 6th in New Normandy for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 50.93 on the Hayek Index.

Most Devout: 14,306th

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