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The United States of Calicate

“We live for freedom”

Category: Corporate Bordello
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Lazarus

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Calicate

Population3.363 billion

CapitalDallington

Currencycal dollars
AnimalMonkey

The United States of Calicate is a massive, genial nation, notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, infamous sell-swords, and daily referendums. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 3.363 billion Calicateans 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 relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dallington. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 25.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Calicatean economy, worth 503 trillion cal dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Gambling. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 149,612 cal dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 445,506 per year while the poor average 39,367, a ratio of 11.3 to 1.

Judicial robes are the country's hottest fashion trend, small patches of desolate land across the world are part of Calicatean sovereign territory, bouncers at the door of the sweet shop warn five-year-olds not to cause trouble, and fur coats have become the latest fashion trend. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Calicate's national animal is the Monkey, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Calicate is ranked 35,996th in the world and 628th in Lazarus for Most Stationary, with 327.22817946272 Days.

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5%
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,115thHighest Crime Rates: 2,233rdMost Rebellious Youth: 2,564thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,773rdRudest Citizens: 2,779thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,311thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,323rdMost Influential: 3,385thLargest Retail Industry: 3,677thLargest Gambling Industry: 4,127thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,882ndMost Avoided: 5,315thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,451stMost Inclusive: 6,143rdMost Efficient Economies: 7,008thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,165thTop
10%
Highest Drug Use: 7,842ndLargest Black Market: 8,431stMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,817thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,862ndFattest Citizens: 11,255thMost Cultured: 11,510thMost Armed: 11,541stSmartest Citizens: 12,318thHighest Average Incomes: 12,499th
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5%
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 89th in the regionMost Influential: 100th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 109th in the regionRudest Citizens: 115th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 116th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 119th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 184th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 185th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 185th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 188th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 214th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 266th in the regionTop
10%
Highest Disposable Incomes: 289th in the regionMost Avoided: 312th in the regionMost Inclusive: 326th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 352nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 360th in the regionMost Armed: 436th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 444th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 459th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 462nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 481st in the regionFattest Citizens: 510th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Calicate, fur coats have become the latest fashion trend.
  • : Following new legislation in Calicate, bouncers at the door of the sweet shop warn five-year-olds not to cause trouble.
  • : Following new legislation in Calicate, small patches of desolate land across the world are part of Calicatean sovereign territory.
  • : Following new legislation in Calicate, judicial robes are the country's hottest fashion trend.
  • : Following new legislation in Calicate, Leader's handshakes with opposition leaders usually lead to thumb wars.
  • : Following new legislation in Calicate, political speeches that drill deep into bureaucratic fine detail could be said to be a little boring.
  • : Following new legislation in Calicate, t-shirts displaying a photo of Leader performing the Full-Monty are selling out.
  • : Calicate was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Following new legislation in Calicate, Leader has more friends than ever before.
  • : Following new legislation in Calicate, punitive tariffs protect local industry.

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