“The rougher the seas, the smoother we sail. Ahoy!” Capt'n Vostok
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Regional Influence: Apprentice
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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Chava Cal was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
- : Following new legislation in Chava Cal, people across the world seek to be healthier by eliminating carbs.
- : Following new legislation in Chava Cal, hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have.
- : Following new legislation in Chava Cal, ships are encouraged to deliberately run aground onto Antarctican beaches.
- : Following new legislation in Chava Cal, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews.
- : Chava Cal updated the World Factbook entry in Penguia.
- : Chava Cal removed Polls authority from The Imperial Corporate Dominion of Amerikan Trumpites as Eternal Watcher of the Night in Penguia.
- : Chava Cal removed Border Control and Embassies authority from The Great Spiritual Respository of Jar Wattinrae Archives as Eternal Watcher of the Night in Penguia.
- : Chava Cal removed Appearance, Embassies, and Polls authority from The United States of Trump the God Emperor as Eternal Watcher of the Night in Penguia.
- : Chava Cal appointed The Protectorate of Penguia as Eponymous Namesake of Penguia with authority over Appearance, Border Control, Communications, Embassies, and Polls in Penguia.