|Republic of California
Republica de California
|Motto: "Nation of Gold"|
|Anthem: "I Love You, California"
Location of California Republic (in green)
|Largest city||Los Angeles|
|Official languages||English, Spanish|
|-||Vice President||Gavin Newsom|
California is regarded as a global trendsetter in both popular culture and politics, and is the birthplace of the film industry, the hippie counterculture, the Internet, and the personal computer. The state's economy is centered on finance, government, real estate services, technology, and professional, scientific and technical business services; together comprising 58% of the state's economy. Three of the world's largest 20 firms by revenue, Chevron, Apple, and McKesson, are headquartered in the state. California's agriculture industry has one of the highest outputs in North America. California currently has the 6th largest economy in the world.
English and Spanish are the two official languages of the Republic of California.
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The Republic of California's diversity reflects in its politics, with both social liberals and social conservatives making their marks. During its days as a U.S. state, California was known as a "swing-state", being home to both conservatives and liberals. As a result, California has received a reputation as being both one of the most conservative and right-wing nations around the world, as well as being one of the left-wing and liberal nations.
California's head of state is a president, followed by a vice president. The two most dominant political parties are the National Party, that represents conservative and right-wing politics, and the People's Party, which represents left-wing politics.
Army and Law Enforcement
The Californian Armed Forces provide the country with its armed defenses, which is a descendant of the California National Guard. It is divided into the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. It is considered a major military power, and the second-most powerful in North America, above that of Canada and Texas.
The California National Police is the country's national law enforcement. The Republic of California is renowned for having some of the world's toughest law enforcement and police. The culture of California's law enforcement is known for its Wild West-style. The death penalty is currently active in California, which was enacted into law by former president Arnold Schwarzenegger of the National Party back in 2004.
The Republic of California has a diverse melting pot of religions. Currently, Roman Catholicism is the largest single denomination, accounting for approximately 43.5% of the population. Protestantism (including all sections such as Baptism, Methodist, Lutheran, etc.), account for 30%. California also is renowned for having one of the world's largest Atheist, Agnostic and irreligious population - at 22%. The other 5% belong to other faiths, such as Islam, Mormonism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Bahá'í Faith and traditional indigenous Native American religion.
Freedom of religion is allowed and guaranteed by California's Constitution.
In 2010, California's freedom of religion was tested. Harold McWilliam, a Satanist and leader of a Satanic convention was denied permits by the Shasta County Court to buy building in the small rural town of Salisbury, where he and his family lived. The building he had intended on buying a small white church, that had already been sold. After suing the Shasta County Court as well as the Salisbury Township, McWilliam had lost the battle. He accused California's government of being "biased" towards non-Satanists. Californian officials stated that they were "considered" with some of the practices of McWilliams' movement. However, McWilliam offered to show them and prove that they were not involved in any suspicious or illegal activity.
The Republic of California currently boasts the world's 6th largest economy. Due to the abundance of gold in California, it is one of the world's top gold exporters. Major trading partners include the United States, Canada and the Republic of Texas.
Along with gold, California is also an exporter of oranges as agriculture is one of California's biggest outputs. In 2007, California signed a deal with the Republic of Texas, known as the California-Texas Agricultural Trade Agreement, or "Texicali". This deal promised good trade relations between the agriculture industries of both nations, with California exporting oranges to Texas, which in turn exports cattle products to California. The technology industry of California is one of the most impressive and powerful, with major companies such as Apple, Google, Chevron operating in California.