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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,471st Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,220th Most Subsidized Industry: 3,382nd
The Popular Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Socialism, Liberty, Fraternity
Influence
Instigator
Lore Adviser
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Caltarania

Population13.438 billion

CapitalGreat Sheaf
LeaderLucan de Bordeaux

CurrencyCaltari shilling
Animalgreat squid

The Popular Republic of Caltarania is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Lucan de Bordeaux with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic population of 13.438 billion Caltari are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Great Sheaf. The average income tax rate is 80.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Caltari economy, worth a remarkable 1,317 trillion Caltari shillings a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is 98,069 Caltari shillings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The importance of winning Olympic gold medals is indoctrinated from an early age, government officials frown on anything more technologically advanced than an abacus, sex changes are routinely performed at Caltarania's hospitals, and citizens are remarkably well involved in the political process. Crime is totally unknown. Caltarania's national animal is the great squid, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Caltarania is ranked 15,905th in the world and 7th in Kylaris for Smartest Citizens, with 70 Quips Per Hour.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,471stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,220thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,382ndMost Rebellious Youth: 3,484thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,418thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,645thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,053rdSafest: 6,316thMost Stationary: 7,850thNudest: 8,154thMost Cultured: 8,221stTop
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Most Developed: 9,859thHighest Economic Output: 10,010thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,186thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,674thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,236thMost Pacifist: 11,649thLargest Populations: 11,915thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,149thMost Influential: 12,568thMost Efficient Economies: 12,725thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,882ndMost Inclusive: 13,106thNicest Citizens: 13,438thHighest Drug Use: 13,619thHealthiest Citizens: 13,710thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,102ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,217thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,226thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,620thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,178thSmartest Citizens: 15,905thBest Weather: 16,904th
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Highest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Extreme: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Caltarania's influence in Kylaris rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • : Caltarania's influence in Kylaris fell from "Instigator" to "Contender".
  • : Caltarania was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Caltarania's influence in Kylaris rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • : Caltarania's influence in Kylaris fell from "Instigator" to "Contender".
  • : Caltarania's influence in Kylaris rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • : Caltarania was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Caltarania was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Caltarania was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Caltarania altered its national flag.

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