by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 1,642ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,703rdMost Secular: 5,962nd
The Before it was Cool States of
Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Below Average

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California but Worse

Population2.351 billion

LeaderChad Giovanni


The Before it was Cool States of California but Worse is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Chad Giovanni with an even hand, and notable for its disturbing lack of elderly people, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate population of 2.351 billion ePeoples are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of OwmyBacramento. The average income tax rate is 5.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped California but Worsean economy, worth 73.9 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 Tourism. 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 31,441 Bitcoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity, the national government has been dissolved by revolutionary insurgents, the most common doctor's prescription is "get out of my consulting room", and military officials are questioning the policy of ceding the nation's territory in exchange for promises not to invade it. Crime is relatively low. 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 102,453rd in the world and 3,570th in Osiris for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 1,310.98 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Most Influential: 1,642ndTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,703rdMost Secular: 5,962ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,066thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,133rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10,155thTop
Most Pacifist: 10,575thBest Weather: 11,623rdMost Inclusive: 12,022ndNicest Citizens: 12,959thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,734thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,285thMost Cultured: 15,511thHealthiest Citizens: 15,907thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,922ndMost Rebellious Youth: 19,110thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,496thMost Income Equality: 20,678th
Most Influential: 9th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 198th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 237th in the regionMost Secular: 243rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 334th in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 445th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 452nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 520th in the regionMost Pacifist: 524th in the regionMost Inclusive: 623rd in the regionBest Weather: 640th in the regionNicest Citizens: 654th in the region

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