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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : California but Worse's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : California but Worse was endorsed by The United Federal Republic of Arduria.
- : California but Worse lodged a message on the Balder Regional Message Board.
- : California but Worse endorsed The Ancient Nordic Lands of Alvalero.
- : California but Worse endorsed The Owl Principality of Fooooooooo.
- : California but Worse endorsed The Empire of Onder Kelkia.
- : California but Worse endorsed The Kingdom of North East Somerset.
- : California but Worse relocated from Osiris to Balder.
- : Following new legislation in California but Worse, the nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks.
- : Following new legislation in California but Worse, the single fish caught by California but Worsean fishers last year is cited as evidence of California but Worse's thriving fisheries.
Endorsements Received: 1 » Arduria.