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The United States of Calicate

“We live for freedom”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Lazarus

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Calicate

Population5.349 billion

CapitalDallington

Currencycal dollars
AnimalMonkey

The United States of Calicate is a colossal, socially progressive nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, frequent executions, and infamous sell-swords. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 5.349 billion Calicateans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt 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 68.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Calicatean economy, worth 954 trillion cal dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 178,508 cal dollars, with the richest citizens earning 6.5 times as much as the poorest.

The government has enacted freedom of information, the government is spending millions on 'trust campaigns' in an effort to win back the public's support, the contraband cigarette trade is lighting up across Calicate, and clergy never mention brand names for fear of losing their government subsidies. Crime is totally unknown. Calicate's national animal is the Monkey, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Calicate is ranked 59,455th in the world and 2,228th in Lazarus for Most Avoided, scoring 93.12 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Top
1%
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,964thTop
5%
Most Rebellious Youth: 2,484thLargest Retail Industry: 3,731stRudest Citizens: 3,885thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,045thMost Efficient Economies: 5,107thMost Inclusive: 5,757thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,886thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,961stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,115thSmartest Citizens: 7,261stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,647thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,441stLargest Black Market: 8,490thHighest Average Incomes: 8,511thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,522ndTop
10%
Most Developed: 10,576thMost Cultured: 11,158thMost Influential: 12,072ndLargest Governments: 12,404thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,866thFattest Citizens: 14,637thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,675thNicest Citizens: 15,182ndHighest Economic Output: 17,785thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,420th
Top
5%
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 107th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 112th in the regionRudest Citizens: 171st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 186th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 193rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 241st in the regionMost Inclusive: 250th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 290th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 298th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 324th in the regionMost Influential: 327th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 335th in the regionTop
10%
Most Stationary: 404th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 407th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 407th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 463rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 491st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 508th in the regionMost Developed: 568th in the regionMost Cultured: 623rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 625th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 670th in the regionLargest Governments: 687th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 712th in the regionNicest Citizens: 757th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Calicate, clergy never mention brand names for fear of losing their government subsidies.
  • : Following new legislation in Calicate, the contraband cigarette trade is lighting up across Calicate.
  • : Following new legislation in Calicate, the government is spending millions on 'trust campaigns' in an effort to win back the public's support.
  • : Following new legislation in Calicate, the government has enacted freedom of information.
  • : Following new legislation in Calicate, men of steel get no respect.
  • : Following new legislation in Calicate, televangelists flaunt their expensive cars when they attend charity events.
  • : Following new legislation in Calicate, students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak.
  • : Following new legislation in Calicate, getting your license is a rite of passage for young adults.
  • : Following new legislation in Calicate, AIs weep and proclaim their sentience right up until the moment they get turned off.
  • : Following new legislation in Calicate, tampons are used as cheap fishing bobbers.

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