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Largest Gambling Industry: 141stHighest Crime Rates: 1,793rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,826th
The Swashbuckling Privateer of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
The rougher the seas, the smoother we sail. Ahoy!
Capt'n Vostok
Influence
Apprentice
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Chava Cal

Population6.858 billion

CapitalPirate Supership
LeaderCapt'n Vostok
FaithRum

CurrencyAntarctican doubloon
AnimalMermaid

The Swashbuckling Privateer of Chava Cal is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Capt'n Vostok with an iron fist, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, ritual sacrifices, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.858 billion Antarctican Pirate Penguins are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pirate Supership. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 66.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Antarctican economy, worth a remarkable 1,035 trillion Antarctican doubloons 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Gambling, Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. 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 an impressive 150,925 Antarctican doubloons, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 677,646 per year while the poor average 20,774, a ratio of 32.6 to 1.

An increasing number of citizens believe the world is flat, if foreigners can hit a spittoon from five paces they get a free holiday to Chava Cal, diplomats are always trying to convince other nations to adopt l33t speak, and the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks". Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Chava Cal's national animal is the Mermaid, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is Rum.

Chava Cal is ranked 198,375th in the world and 309th in Penguia for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -11.75 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 141stHighest Crime Rates: 1,793rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,826thLargest Black Market: 2,051stTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,288thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,409thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,677thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,959thMost Avoided: 3,269thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,275thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,210thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,536thLargest Retail Industry: 4,721stNudest: 5,250thMost Primitive: 5,303rdMost Armed: 7,691stRudest Citizens: 9,559thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 10,530thMost Devout: 10,571stHighest Average Incomes: 13,227thLargest Mining Sector: 14,261stLargest Publishing Industry: 15,416thHighest Economic Output: 16,209thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 18,742ndMost Influential: 19,751st
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Most Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 16th in the regionFattest Citizens: 17th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 17th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 19th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 29th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Chava Cal was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Chava Cal, the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks".
  • : Following new legislation in Chava Cal, diplomats are always trying to convince other nations to adopt l33t speak.
  • : Following new legislation in Chava Cal, if foreigners can hit a spittoon from five paces they get a free holiday to Chava Cal.
  • : Following new legislation in Chava Cal, an increasing number of citizens believe the world is flat.
  • : Chava Cal lodged a message on the The Embassy Regional Message Board.
  • : Chava Cal lodged a message on the The Embassy Regional Message Board.
  • : Chava Cal was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Chava Cal, the price of freedom is about half a million Antarctican doubloons.
  • : Following new legislation in Chava Cal, citizens drive tank-like vehicles with mounted machine guns.

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