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The Holy Brotherhood of Cactople

“Cacti sunt magni et boni”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
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Location: New Normandy

Regional Influence: Hermit


The Holy Brotherhood of Cactople is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Thy Holy Cactus with an iron fist, and notable for its public floggings, free-roaming dinosaurs, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 3.28 billion Cactopleans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large government is primarily concerned with Spirituality, with Healthcare, Education, and Administration also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cactopolis. The average income tax rate is 42.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped Cactoplean economy, worth 105 trillion Cactuses a year, is quite specialized and led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 32,087 Cactuses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Those found guilty of illicit affairs are jailed, the government tries to improve relations with hostile countries by sending gift baskets, the government is a proud sponsor of the National Gaming Association, and pet rocks are sold by the pound. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cactople's national animal is the Cactus, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Cactople is ranked 74,350th in the world and 1st in New Normandy for Lowest Crime Rates, with 65.33 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

Most Devout: 10,931stMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,636th

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