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Largest Gambling Industry: 60thLargest Publishing Industry: 80thHighest Economic Output: 337th
The Confederated Empire of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Gens structa super sudore, sanguine, et somniis
Eminence Grise
Supreme Overlord
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Sovereign California

Population42.742 billion

CapitalLos Angeles ― Los Angeles NCD
LeaderEmpress Fiora Devnostraeva


The Confederated Empire of Sovereign California is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Empress Fiora Devnostraeva with a fair hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, keen interest in outer space, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 42.742 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 14,602 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 7,562nd in the world and 1st in Earth Prime for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 528,661 Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Gambling Industry: 60thLargest Publishing Industry: 80thHighest Economic Output: 337thMost Valuable International Artwork: 418thLargest Black Market: 430thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 468thRudest Citizens: 564thMost Efficient Economies: 700thLargest Populations: 721stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 897thMost Stationary: 1,172ndHealthiest Citizens: 1,440thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,586thMost Cultured: 1,677thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,751stMost Subsidized Industry: 1,767thHighest Average Incomes: 1,861stMost Rebellious Youth: 1,931stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,978thSmartest Citizens: 2,346thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,372ndHighest Poor Incomes: 2,380thMost Developed: 2,411thMost Armed: 2,617thHighest Crime Rates: 2,641stHighest Food Quality: 2,647thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,953rdLargest Retail Industry: 3,203rdMost Secular: 3,276thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,613thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,881stMost Advanced Public Education: 6,579thMost Inclusive: 7,548thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,562ndMost Influential: 8,113thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,247thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,866thLargest Governments: 10,349thMost Avoided: 13,557thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 15,058thNudest: 16,295thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 24,490thMost Politically Free: 24,514thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 25,853rd
Smartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the region

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