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Most Secular: 3,926thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,855thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,506th
The Federation of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Communists
Efficiency and Evolution
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Caliburn II

Population659 million

CapitalCaliburn I

CurrencyTiberium
AnimalEagle

The Federation of Caliburn II is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its state-planned economy, compulsory military service, and soft-spoken computers. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 659 million Caliburnians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The tiny government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Education also on the agenda, while International Aid and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Caliburn I. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.1%.

The all-consuming A Caliburn Citizen economy, worth 66.4 trillion Tiberiums 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, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Gambling, and Retail. 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 an impressive 100,735 Tiberiums, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 525,164 per year while the poor average 10,411, a ratio of 50.4 to 1.

From the highest mountain to the deepest cave - one can always count on finding a good cell signal in Caliburn II, Jennifer Government is a bestseller, bins outnumber trees in city parks, and government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries. Crime is moderate. Caliburn II's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Caliburn II is ranked 3,926th in the world and 2nd in The City of Ba Sing Se for Most Secular, with 98.61 Atheism Rate.

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Most Secular: 3,926thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,855thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,506thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,179thFattest Citizens: 7,559thLargest Gambling Industry: 9,601stMost Avoided: 9,939thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11,257thTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 14,367thLargest Insurance Industry: 15,345thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,430thLargest Retail Industry: 15,679thLargest Agricultural Sector: 16,347thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,458thRudest Citizens: 22,938th
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 11th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 12th in the regionRudest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 33rd in the regionLargest Governments: 34th in the regionLargest Black Market: 34th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 36th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 47th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 50th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 52nd in the regionMost Developed: 53rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 59th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 60th in the regionMost Conservative: 64th in the regionMost Armed: 64th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 70th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Caliburn II, government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries.
  • : Following new legislation in Caliburn II, bins outnumber trees in city parks.
  • : Following new legislation in Caliburn II, Jennifer Government is a bestseller.
  • : Following new legislation in Caliburn II, from the highest mountain to the deepest cave - one can always count on finding a good cell signal in Caliburn II.
  • : Following new legislation in Caliburn II, sales of pregnancy testing kits are booming.
  • : Caliburn II was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Caliburn II's influence in The City of Ba Sing Se rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Caliburn II was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Caliburn II, only AIs know why the nation is rapidly increasing its semiconductor stockpile.
  • : Caliburn II was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".

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