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Largest Gambling Industry: 59thLargest Publishing Industry: 76thHighest Economic Output: 337th
The Confederated Empire of
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Gens structa super sudore, sanguine, et somniis
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Supreme Overlord
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Political Freedom
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Sovereign California

Population43.354 billion

CapitalLos Angeles ― Los Angeles NCD
LeaderEmpress Fiora Devnostraeva


The Confederated Empire of Sovereign California is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Empress Fiora Devnostraeva with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, otherworldly petting zoo, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 43.354 billion Californians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Los Angeles ― Los Angeles NCD. The average income tax rate is 40.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Californian economy, worth an astonishing 14,811 trillion Sovereigns a year, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, and Information Technology. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 341,640 Sovereigns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Appliance stores are finding spy cameras embedded in their unboxed merchandise, kids these days know how to throw a proper punch, dozens of viewers go online to hear whether a comma has been added to Clause 5 in Subsection B of Law 58375, and roadside walls are being built and mother nature is paying for it. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Sovereign California's national animal is the Phoenix, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Devnostraevism.

Sovereign California is ranked 2,173rd in the world and 1st in Earth Prime for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 75,557.63 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Largest Gambling Industry: 59thLargest Publishing Industry: 76thHighest Economic Output: 337thMost Valuable International Artwork: 422ndLargest Black Market: 440thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 473rdRudest Citizens: 547thMost Efficient Economies: 749thLargest Populations: 796thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 901stMost Stationary: 1,131stHealthiest Citizens: 1,447thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,565thMost Cultured: 1,687thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,810thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,920thHighest Average Incomes: 1,923rdMost Subsidized Industry: 1,999thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,173rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,332ndSmartest Citizens: 2,348thMost Developed: 2,457thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,485thHighest Crime Rates: 2,640thMost Armed: 2,691stHighest Food Quality: 2,711thTop
Most Secular: 3,213thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,277thLargest Retail Industry: 3,281stMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,576thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,959thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,538thMost Inclusive: 7,341stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,396thMost Influential: 7,833rdMost Corrupt Governments: 8,802ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,107thLargest Governments: 10,350thMost Avoided: 13,140thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 14,812thNudest: 16,905thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 23,685thMost Politically Free: 23,942ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 26,698th
Most Secular: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the region

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