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The Mort Union of Infected Mushroom

“For the Union!”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Location: Mount Olympus

Regional Influence: Superpower

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The Mort Union of Infected Mushroom is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by IM with an iron fist, and remarkable for its lack of airports, ban on automobiles, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, cheerful population of 18.214 billion citizens 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 relatively small, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Healthcare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crayon City. The average income tax rate is 65.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Infected Mushroomian economy, worth a remarkable 6,117 trillion Kefkaris a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Pizza Delivery, Soda Sales, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 335,856 Kefkaris, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Even doll houses and dog kennels have to be able to withstand rigorous earthquake testing, posters remind people that 'Hoarding Mushrooms Is Theft', government ministers claim to ride dragons to work, and Infected Mushroom has one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Infected Mushroom's national animal is the Pixie, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Infected Mushroom is ranked 273,647th in the world and 8th in Mount Olympus for Most Avoided, scoring 0.31 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 41stMost Cultured: 55thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 152ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 254thLargest Publishing Industry: 341stLargest Black Market: 414thHighest Poor Incomes: 427thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 701stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 800thHighest Food Quality: 894thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,668thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,671stHighest Average Incomes: 1,693rdHighest Economic Output: 1,818thMost Efficient Economies: 2,051stLargest Retail Industry: 2,083rdMost Corrupt Governments: 2,159thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,190thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,376thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,486thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 3,052ndMost Subsidized Industry: 3,202ndFattest Citizens: 3,539thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,048thMost Stationary: 4,089thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,422ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,886thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,007thLowest Crime Rates: 8,612thMost Influential: 9,293rdLargest Governments: 11,071stSmartest Citizens: 13,152ndTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 13,941stLargest Populations: 14,634thMost Authoritarian: 14,720thMost Income Equality: 15,163rdMost Secular: 15,775thMost Developed: 16,031stMost Valuable International Artwork: 25,186thMost Scientifically Advanced: 25,632nd

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