by Max Barry

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Most Armed: 5,678thLargest Mining Sector: 6,163rdLargest Insurance Industry: 10,202nd
The Protectorate of
Moralistic Democracy
Solar Death Rays...enough said
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population5.262 billion

CapitalCalamari City
LeaderRoyal Governor Phoniex the First
FaithProtestant Christianity

AnimalFlying Tein

The Protectorate of Calavaria is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Royal Governor Phoniex the First with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, barren, inhospitable landscape, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 5.262 billion Calavarians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Calamari City. The average income tax rate is 50.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Calavarian economy, worth 511 trillion Bits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 97,183 Bits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

The military is slashing spending on conventional arms and diverting it to spending on prosthetic arms, unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves, new safety regulations require all cars manufactured in Calavaria to be bombproof, and citizens are less concerned with policy and more concerned with whether politicians "call 'em like they see 'em". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Calavaria's national animal is the Flying Tein, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Protestant Christianity.

Calavaria is ranked 180,832nd in the world and 75th in Azure Watester Federation for Most Extreme, scoring 7.3 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most Armed: 5,678thLargest Mining Sector: 6,163rdLargest Insurance Industry: 10,202ndTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 14,489thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,927thMost Developed: 19,157th
Safest: 6th in the regionMost Average: 7th in the region

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