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The Most Serene Eternal Republic of Calistan

“Hele mei hoohiwahiwa! Ho'olu komo la kaua!” Da Big Kahuna

Category: Iron Fist Socialists
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific

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Calistan

Population18.096 billion

CapitalAstro City
LeaderDa Big Kahuna
FaithKahunaism

CurrencyTako
AnimalKiwi

The Most Serene Eternal Republic of Calistan is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Da Big Kahuna with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 18.096 billion Caliwogs are ruled with an iron fist by the socialist government, which grants its people the freedom to do whatever they like so long as it doesn't involve getting richer than anybody else or challenging the government.

The large, liberal government is primarily concerned with Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Astro City. The average income tax rate is 76.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Cali economy, worth a remarkable 2,104 trillion Takoes a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 116,311 Takoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

The government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters, therapists dispense hugs for heroin dealers and cuddles for crackheads, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, and it is not politically correct to suspect that a serially convicted burglar might steal again. Crime is totally unknown. Calistan's national animal is the Kiwi, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Kahunaism.

Calistan is ranked 205,456th in the world and 8,275th in the South Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -21.17 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 825thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 954thMost Influential: 1,261stMost Secular: 1,809thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 4,045thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,417thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,805thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,778thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,771stHighest Economic Output: 6,872ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,328thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,436thMost Cultured: 7,713thLargest Populations: 7,955thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,040thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,452ndHealthiest Citizens: 8,938thNicest Citizens: 9,895thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,632ndMost Inclusive: 10,982ndLongest Average Lifespans: 12,167thBest Weather: 12,204thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,305thMost Stationary: 13,574thMost Developed: 14,558thHighest Drug Use: 14,930thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,381stMost Pacifist: 16,850thLargest Governments: 17,179thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,665thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,742ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,002nd
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Largest Publishing Industry: 16th in the regionMost Secular: 72nd in the regionLargest Populations: 74th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 121st in the regionMost Influential: 126th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 127th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 128th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 140th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 149th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 169th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 197th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 212th in the regionMost Cultured: 220th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 232nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 235th in the regionMost Stationary: 237th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 273rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 274th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 289th in the regionNicest Citizens: 332nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 350th in the regionMost Inclusive: 367th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 371st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 373rd in the regionBest Weather: 376th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 423rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 434th in the regionLargest Governments: 466th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 545th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 554th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 611th in the regionNudest: 617th in the regionLargest Black Market: 649th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 667th in the regionMost Pacifist: 729th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 773rd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 193 » Aidenfieeld, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Farengeto, Darakin, Kringalia, Sandaoguo, Hanguk-Nippon, Jehenna, Linguiniland, The naked people, Luddinlande, Escevola, Tsunamy, Belschaft, Aywhyou, Poopisiya, Volaworand, Sedunn, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, The Solar System Scope, Tsvetania, Nankyoku Tairiku, Bentwaters, Ridehale, Pamela And Hepatitis, The Two Jerseys, Yellunstryer, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Lambdaland, Curlyhoward, Kiasu-ism, Japanese Federal Republic, Cypheri, Nova Montron, Pax Dracon, Oxsania, Utondara, Barabarom, Drystar, Theorin, Gymnostan, RestartAll, Walloonia, Madhonia, North Kanuckistan, The United Expanse, Seliyan progressive Islands, Sanden, Nowa Europa, Avalonica, and 143 others.Techganet, Ancient Slobovia, Noire Denholm, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Moreana, Center Lisle, Rebel-topia, St Oaks, Sagada, Bergenu, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Drugged Monkeys, Saciu, New Briantown, Silberne Wache, Sthalrim, Soem, Great Andora, Jarilon, Centristvill, Mantas Meow, FreeFishers, Spazzhole, Bod Wareenaland, Erinor, Aumeltopia, Beepee, Isokenzar, USNE2018, Aurcania, Abarri, Aguatania, Cuuldere, Kandorith, Direwolf1, Xandev, Auphelia, Qvait, Whimichy, Land Without Shrimp, Wehraboos, Stoniamera, The Filippinas, North Catimestistrianes, Dasko, Unidum, Amerion, Phanama, German Hapsburg, Jennaterra, Imperial Duck, Omiri, Mapico, Empa Aserium, Noveos, Yeldarbsland, Qawe, Astraee, Bear Connors Paradiso, Tilipria, Jaxon, Cohors Stercore, Grand Kingdom of Zilean Empire, Nueva Alta California, Bleakfoot, Madreia, Bizzie, Crystal Creation, Serendiva, Corgitopiaa, Tiransia, PenguinPies, Isles of Creckero, The Tecorogan Federation, Terran Draconia, Bawkie, Tepertopia, Rabbitz, Tarnik, Fasire, Holy Free, Iym Winterless, Ebonhand, Eskvenn, West Pastafaria, Anserisa, Humedo, Springhollow, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Ralphburg, Axis Mundi, Page 53, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, ChickenDome, Merevane, Elan Sleazebaganno, Kervanosia, Eggraria, Gnofnordclancedenilland, Marinho Islands, Starsight, Necosia, RussiaSpetsnaz1, Markla, Shefino, Humanity bureau, Escanval, Compli, The Worst army of, Melicorium, NganXuan, Magnorum Terra Australis, Eden Contour, Royaltica, LadyRebels, Matak Tribes, Laamiva, The Radanivans, Erimo, Travislavania, Well F, Rhetiaa, Trepsit, Efferalt, United States of Vietnam, Valdutz, Purple Hyacinth, Holy Milamphy, Briteannia, Ovkianos, Myness, Weburya, Kedjens, Courletnia, Midand, Concrete Slab, Andinla, East Lodge, Gonrati, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, B H A R A T, and Catillos.

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