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Most Influential: 2,445thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,888thMost Secular: 5,925th
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California but Worse

Population2.585 billion

LeaderChad Giovanni


The Before it was Cool States of California but Worse is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Chad Giovanni with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, disturbing lack of elderly people, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.585 billion ePeoples 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 juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and International Aid. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of OwmyBacramento. The average income tax rate is 8.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The California but Worsean economy, worth 112 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 Furniture Restoration. 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 43,377 Bitcoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections, edutainment video games are taking California but Worse's students to the next level, the single fish caught by California but Worsean fishers last year is cited as evidence of California but Worse's thriving fisheries, and the nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks. Crime is well under control. 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 80,651st in the world and 2,645th in Balder for Highest Crime Rates, with 7.93 Crimes Per Hour.

Most Influential: 2,445thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,888thMost Secular: 5,925thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,521stMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,024thMost Pacifist: 10,089thBest Weather: 10,257thTop
Most Inclusive: 10,622ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,308thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,622ndNicest Citizens: 12,668thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,915thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,072ndHealthiest Citizens: 14,407thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,241stMost Cultured: 15,473rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,261stLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,374thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,275th
Most Influential: 12th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 163rd in the regionMost Secular: 222nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 253rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 337th in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 478th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 482nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 525th in the regionMost Inclusive: 526th in the regionBest Weather: 557th in the regionNicest Citizens: 626th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 690th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 705th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 745th in the region

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