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Most Rebellious Youth: 3,417thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,453rdRudest Citizens: 3,971st
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Population6.527 billion

Leaderthe Council of Syndics

AnimalAntarctic Bear

The Syndicalist Union of Kalaascovy is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by the Council of Syndics with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, free-roaming dinosaurs, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 6.527 billion Kalaascovi hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nuuscow. The average income tax rate is 81.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Kalaascovian economy, worth a remarkable 1,208 trillion Kobans 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 large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. 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 185,178 Kobans, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The police are destroying all photographic evidence of their own existence, buses are widely regarded as the safest way to travel, foreign leaders with unpaid parking tickets are often refused entry, and hospitals in Kalaascovy are too busy serving the needs of Balugata to see Kalaascovi. Crime is totally unknown. Kalaascovy's national animal is the Antarctic Bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Kalaascovy is ranked 53,412th in the world and 5th in Balugata for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 524.71 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Most Rebellious Youth: 3,417thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,453rdRudest Citizens: 3,971stHighest Poor Incomes: 4,455thLargest Black Market: 5,406thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,423rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,134thMost Developed: 6,608thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,717thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,836thMost Inclusive: 6,949thMost Armed: 6,981stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,051stMost Advanced Public Education: 7,243rdSmartest Citizens: 7,718thHighest Average Incomes: 7,831stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,130thMost Cultured: 9,662ndLargest Governments: 9,945thMost Secular: 9,978thTop
Most Influential: 12,261stLargest Retail Industry: 12,645thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,885thNicest Citizens: 13,110thMost Efficient Economies: 13,315thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,646thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,841stLongest Average Lifespans: 13,849thHighest Economic Output: 13,960thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,200thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,286thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,442ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,220thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,342ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,698thMost Beautiful Environments: 20,096th
Smartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Kalaascovy voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ending School Segregation".
  • : Kalaascovy proposed constructing embassies between Balugata and CRAB.
  • : Kalaascovy lodged a message on the Codex Ylvus Regional Message Board.
  • : Kalaascovy voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The Land of Kings and Emperors".
  • : Kalaascovy voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Sovereign Justice Accord".
  • : Kalaascovy altered its national flag.
  • : Kalaascovy changed its national nation type to "Syndicalist Union".
  • : Kalaascovy lodged a message on the Balugata Regional Message Board.
  • : Kalaascovy lodged a message on the Balugata Regional Message Board.
  • : Kalaascovy voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Ever-Wandering Souls".


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Endorsements Received: None.

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