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Largest Publishing Industry: 825thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 951stMost Influential: 1,263rd
The Most Serene Eternal Republic of
Iron Fist Socialists
Hele mei hoohiwahiwa! Ho'olu komo la kaua!
Da Big Kahuna
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Few

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Calistan

Population18.106 billion

CapitalAstro City
LeaderDa Big Kahuna
FaithKahunaism

CurrencyTako
AnimalKiwi

The Most Serene Eternal Republic of Calistan is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Da Big Kahuna with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 18.106 billion Caliwogs are ruled with an iron fist by the socialist government, which grants its people the freedom to do whatever they like so long as it doesn't involve getting richer than anybody else or challenging the government.

The large, liberal government is primarily concerned with Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Astro City. The average income tax rate is 76.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Cali economy, worth a remarkable 2,105 trillion Takoes a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 116,305 Takoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

The government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters, therapists dispense hugs for heroin dealers and cuddles for crackheads, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, and it is not politically correct to suspect that a serially convicted burglar might steal again. Crime is totally unknown. Calistan's national animal is the Kiwi, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Kahunaism.

Calistan is ranked 8,038th in the world and 347th in the South Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 6,806.21 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 825thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 951stMost Influential: 1,263rdMost Secular: 1,812thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 4,040thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,412thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,797thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,797thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,777thHighest Economic Output: 6,878thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,326thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,424thMost Cultured: 7,708thLargest Populations: 7,954thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,038thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,443rdHealthiest Citizens: 8,942ndNicest Citizens: 9,909thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,609thMost Inclusive: 10,991stLongest Average Lifespans: 12,166thBest Weather: 12,217thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,295thMost Stationary: 13,567thMost Developed: 14,537thHighest Drug Use: 15,265thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,369thMost Pacifist: 16,791stLargest Governments: 17,168thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,656thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,720thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,955th
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Largest Publishing Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Populations: 74th in the regionMost Secular: 74th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 122nd in the regionMost Influential: 126th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 127th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 129th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 143rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 149th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 169th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 203rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 212th in the regionMost Cultured: 219th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 232nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 235th in the regionMost Stationary: 237th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 273rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 278th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 283rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 336th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 347th in the regionMost Inclusive: 367th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 372nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 373rd in the regionBest Weather: 377th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 423rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 435th in the regionLargest Governments: 471st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 546th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 550th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 612th in the regionNudest: 619th in the regionLargest Black Market: 667th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 669th in the regionMost Pacifist: 734th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 772nd in the region

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