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The Swashbuckling Privateer of Chava Cal

“The rougher the seas, the smoother we sail. Ahoy!” Capt'n Vostok

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Location: Penguia


Chava Cal

Population6.907 billion

CapitalPirate Supership
LeaderCapt'n Vostok

CurrencyAntarctican doubloon

The Swashbuckling Privateer of Chava Cal is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Capt'n Vostok with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, free-roaming dinosaurs, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.907 billion Antarctican Pirate Penguins are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pirate Supership. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 67.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Antarctican economy, worth a remarkable 1,046 trillion Antarctican doubloons 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 black market in Gambling, Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. 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 impressive 151,473 Antarctican doubloons, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 622,964 per year while the poor average 24,282, a ratio of 25.7 to 1.

Roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews, ships are encouraged to deliberately run aground onto Antarctican beaches, hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have, and people across the world seek to be healthier by eliminating carbs. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Chava Cal's national animal is the Mermaid, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is Rum.

Chava Cal is ranked 202,113th in the world and 311th in Penguia for Least Corrupt Governments, with 18.34 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Largest Gambling Industry: 141stHighest Crime Rates: 1,820thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,836thLargest Black Market: 2,000thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,195thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,302ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,424thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,966thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,338thMost Avoided: 3,368thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,407thLargest Retail Industry: 4,750thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,831stMost Primitive: 5,232ndNudest: 5,255thMost Armed: 7,801stMost Efficient Economies: 10,039thTop
Most Devout: 10,559thHighest Average Incomes: 13,148thLargest Mining Sector: 14,663rdLargest Publishing Industry: 15,452ndHighest Economic Output: 16,086thRudest Citizens: 18,511thMost Influential: 19,669th
Largest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 11th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 16th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 18th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 29th in the region

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