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The United Soviet Republics of Calnodia

“Divitiae per Laborem”

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: OmniOne



Population2.928 billion

LeaderGeorge Jacobson


The United Soviet Republics of Calnodia is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by George Jacobson with an even hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, ubiquitous missile silos, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate population of 2.928 billion Calnodians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Avennio. The average income tax rate is 93.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Calnodian economy, worth 334 trillion Novas a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Basket Weaving, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 114,312 Novas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Fixing attendance at women's matches is a matter of "when they go low, we go high... funding", burial ceremonies have become as routinised as tax forms, former arsonists can be found on local fire brigades, and beggars lack pockets for spare change. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Calnodia's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Calnodia is ranked 3,439th in the world and 3rd in OmniOne for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 7,865.48 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Compassionate Citizens: 3,116thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,379thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,439thNicest Citizens: 3,710thMost Inclusive: 4,302ndBest Weather: 5,154thMost Pacifist: 5,470thHighest Food Quality: 5,783rdHealthiest Citizens: 5,829thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,830thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,996thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,844thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,847thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,188thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,626thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,033rdMost Influential: 9,083rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,367thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,445thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,612thMost Developed: 9,628thMost Cultured: 10,732ndLowest Crime Rates: 11,125thLargest Governments: 11,388thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,810thTop
Safest: 14,064thSmartest Citizens: 15,882ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,889thMost Income Equality: 17,381stMost Secular: 19,169thMost Subsidized Industry: 23,941stLargest Information Technology Sector: 24,767thMost Efficient Economies: 25,324thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 25,470th
Best Weather: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionNudest: 11th in the regionMost Secular: 13th in the regionSafest: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Calnodia altered its national flag.
  • : Calnodia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "International Maxtopia Day".
  • : Calnodia lodged a message on the OmniOne Regional Message Board.
  • : Calnodia lodged a message on the OmniOne Regional Message Board.
  • : Calnodia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Haku".
  • : Calnodia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "International Scientific Cooperation".
  • : Calnodia lodged a message on the OmniOne Regional Message Board.
  • : Calnodia lodged a message on the OmniOne Regional Message Board.
  • : Calnodia approved the World Assembly proposal "International Scientific Cooperation".
  • : Calnodia approved the World Assembly proposal "International Maxtopia Day".