by Max Barry

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Upper Cal

Population125 million


The Republic of Upper Cal is a very large, safe nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service. The quiet, industrious population of 125 million Upper Calians 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Healthcare, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 29.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Upper Calian economy, worth 5.68 trillion marks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Door-to-door Insurance Sales industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 45,433 marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

A well-funded social safety net protects the unfortunate, nude art is becoming wildly popular, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas, and sneezing pedestrians are grabbed by alley-lurking doctors. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Upper Cal's national animal is the panther, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Upper Cal is ranked 141,475th in the world and 17th in Global Union Consortium for Rudest Citizens, with 44.14 Insults Per Minute.

Most Stationary: 1st in the region

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