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Most Influential: 1,680thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,647thMost Secular: 5,954th
The Before it was Cool States of
Democratic Socialists
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California but Worse

Population2.378 billion

LeaderChad Giovanni


The Before it was Cool States of California but Worse is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Chad Giovanni with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate population of 2.378 billion ePeoples are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of OwmyBacramento. The average income tax rate is 5.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped California but Worsean economy, worth 74.7 trillion Bitcoins 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 a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Tourism. 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 31,426 Bitcoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity, the national government has been dissolved by revolutionary insurgents, the most common doctor's prescription is "get out of my consulting room", and military officials are questioning the policy of ceding the nation's territory in exchange for promises not to invade it. Crime is relatively low. California but Worse's national animal is the Platypus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Hipsterism.

California but Worse is ranked 54,907th in the world and 2,000th in Osiris for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 3,548.82 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most Influential: 1,680thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,647thMost Secular: 5,954thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,156thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,159thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10,241stTop
Most Pacifist: 10,592ndBest Weather: 11,647thMost Inclusive: 12,091stNicest Citizens: 12,992ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,749thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,147thMost Cultured: 15,521stMost Beautiful Environments: 15,926thHealthiest Citizens: 15,980thMost Rebellious Youth: 19,183rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,556thMost Income Equality: 20,575th
Most Influential: 12th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 190th in the regionMost Secular: 235th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 240th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 339th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 445th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 449th in the regionMost Pacifist: 523rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 539th in the regionMost Inclusive: 623rd in the regionBest Weather: 628th in the regionNicest Citizens: 644th in the region

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