by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 730th Largest Publishing Industry: 743rd Most Influential: 1,083rd
The Most Serene Eternal Republic of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Hele mei hoohiwahiwa! Ho'olu komo la kaua!
Da Big Kahuna
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population16.498 billion

CapitalAstro City
LeaderDa Big Kahuna


The Most Serene Eternal Republic of Calistan is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Da Big Kahuna with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, digital currency, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 16.498 billion Caliwogs are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Education, with Environment, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Astro City. The average income tax rate is 69.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Cali economy, worth a remarkable 1,834 trillion Takoes a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 111,184 Takoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Sick days are on the rise, convicted murderers are free to walk the streets provided they attend rehabilitation classes, burial ceremonies have become as routinised as tax forms, and mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field. Crime is totally unknown. Calistan's national animal is the Kiwi, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Kahunaism.

Calistan is ranked 10,648th in the world and 325th in the South Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 85.57 on the Human Development Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 730thLargest Publishing Industry: 743rdMost Influential: 1,083rdMost Secular: 1,290thTop
Largest Black Market: 4,709thSmartest Citizens: 4,873rdMost Advanced Public Education: 5,011thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,780thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,156thHighest Economic Output: 6,901stLongest Average Lifespans: 7,424thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,871stMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,985thLargest Populations: 8,121stMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,235thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,264thTop
Most Cultured: 9,124thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,275thHealthiest Citizens: 10,442ndMost Developed: 10,648thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,868thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,812thNicest Citizens: 12,861stMost Inclusive: 13,184thMost Stationary: 15,447thBest Weather: 15,714thHighest Drug Use: 16,047th
Largest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionMost Secular: 48th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 73rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 75th in the regionMost Influential: 88th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 108th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 116th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 125th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 142nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 145th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 169th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 172nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 220th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 232nd in the regionMost Cultured: 248th in the regionMost Stationary: 285th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 293rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 295th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 302nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 313th in the regionMost Developed: 325th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 338th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 381st in the regionNicest Citizens: 430th in the regionMost Inclusive: 444th in the regionBest Weather: 509th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 511th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 557th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 566th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 602nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 620th in the regionLargest Governments: 630th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 672nd in the regionNudest: 674th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Calistan was endorsed by The Grand Duchy of Drutopia Insomnia.
  • : Following new legislation in Calistan, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field.
  • : Following new legislation in Calistan, burial ceremonies have become as routinised as tax forms.
  • : Following new legislation in Calistan, convicted murderers are free to walk the streets provided they attend rehabilitation classes.
  • : Calistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Calistan, sick days are on the rise.
  • : Following new legislation in Calistan, toddlers are wielding machine guns in the name of national defense.
  • : Following new legislation in Calistan, solid-gold toilets are Cali prisons' least expensive furnishings.
  • : Calistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans and the Top 10% for Most Developed.
  • : Following new legislation in Calistan, city workers have declared that rolling markets aren't good for business after all.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 178 » Quiescent, Aidenfieeld, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Farengeto, Darakin, Kringalia, Sandaoguo, Hanguk-Nippon, Wyatonians, Jehenna, Linguiniland, The naked people, Luddinlande, Escevola, Tsunamy, Gabalux, Belschaft, Aywhyou, Poopisiya, La Ascension, Volaworand, Paranoia, Sedunn, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, The Solar System Scope, Tsvetania, Nankyoku Tairiku, Bentwaters, Ridehale, Lotadia, Pamela And Hepatitis, The Two Jerseys, Yellunstryer, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Lambdaland, Curlyhoward, Kiasu-ism, Terranous, Concrete Slab, Japanese Federal Republic, Cypheri, Uncastania, Nova Montron, Nothanksbutseriously, Runsiya, Pax Dracon, Lightmare, Oxsania, Holy Chimerland, Utondara, and 128 others.Barabarom, Drystar, Farelonia, Theorin, Gymnostan, Brendleton, RestartAll, WTP All the good names are taken, Walloonia, KIROVET, Madhonia, North Kanuckistan, The United Expanse, Blahblah2017, Seliyan progressive Islands, Sanden, Nowa Europa, Avalonica, Techganet, Ancient Slobovia, Noire Denholm, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Janapuri, Moreana, Center Lisle, Rebel-topia, St Oaks, Sagada, Anachronolandia, Bergenu, Rhetiaa, Bandorion, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Drugged Monkeys, Saciu, New Briantown, Silberne Wache, Sthalrim, Jaxon, Crabius, Soem, Great Andora, Jarilon, Centristvill, Democratic Parndia, Mantas Meow, Trinennie, Soul Har, FreeFishers, Spazzhole, Bod Wareenaland, Erinor, Aumeltopia, Beepee, The Derpy Democratic Republic Of Herp, PASTIR, The National Corporation, Isokenzar, USNE2018, Aurcania, Abarri, Aguatania, Cuuldere, Rabbitz, Kandorith, Direwolf1, Xandev, Lulliland, Auphelia, Towi Lamia, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Qvait, Whimichy, Birdkeeper, Ariankido, Land Without Shrimp, North Prarie, Staubsaugen, Wehraboos, Stoniamera, Jahass, The Filippinas, Academy of Umbrellas, Ostanasia, North Catimestistrianes, Republic Clovakh, Akindom, Dasko, Pays de Loire, Spearos, Agalaesia, Churumduul, Qawe, Unidum, Amerion, Wild Space, Great Africans, Phanama, State of Iowa, World United, United Federated States of Omega, German Hapsburg, Negoshi, Westoc Kinness, Srevana, Jennaterra, Imperial Duck, Upper Tyrconnel, Ketathinamiri Islands, Bomamani, Higash, Ratoninburg, Pelland, Omiri, Sodor and Mann, Mapico, Marinho Islands, Empa Aserium, Gecetesse, Kopashu, West Carlisten, Arychurt, Noveos, Benstralis, Des Nak Neers, Yeldarbsland, Annie60, and Drutopia Insomnia.

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