''Welcome to Colerado.''
Colerado is a utopian society based on socialist-democracies like Canada and Denmark. Colerado's main pros are its free health care and public transportation, and its government-provided utilities.
[[Live as a Kid]]
[[Live as an Adult]](if: $age is "Kid")[Good morning! You've just woken up as a child in Colerado. It's almost time to go to school, and you're not complaining because you love school. And plus, you only have to go Monday through Wenesday because of how Colerado's education system is set up. [[Go to school->School]]]
(if: $age is "Adult")[Good morning, you've just woken up as an adult in Colerado. First things first, you get your child ready for school. You make them breakfast so they can have a hearty start to the day. Luckily, you can afford to buy foodstuffs, but somepeople cannot. Everyone who struggles to support their families are eligible to receive "[[food cards.->Food]]" After you get your child ready, its time for you to get ready for work.[[Go to work->Work]]](set: $age to "Kid")
''You are at Home''
[[Start your day->Scene 1]]Today, you took the bus to school. The bus is provided by the government and allows you to get to school for free. This is especially useful for people that live farther away from school or for people that can't walk to school. [[Continue->SchoolCont.]]You arrive at school. The first class you have is, well, school! School in Colerado is completely student-based. As a student, you get to choose how and what you want to learn to be most prepared for life! Of course, basics like math and reading are taught, but science and social studies are only taught to students who show interest in them. [[Go to lunch->Lunch]]You make your own lunch at school. Why? This teaches you 2 life skills: cooking and co-operation. After lunch, you have recess, then basic subjects. You have a project due in Math soon, and you've been working on it with your best friend. Today, you can either [[go home->At your house]] or [[go to your friend's house->Friend's house]] to work on the project.You step off of the bus that drops you off right in front of your house. Your house is made of wood and is extremely eco-friendly. Your house's shingles are actually solar panels that charge a battery. That battery is the main source of energy in your house. There is also a back up generator located in Colerado that gives energy to its citizens when needed. You finish your homework for tonight, and then you eat. [[Continue->Watch a movie]]
You hop into your mom's electric car. It gets its charge from your house's battery. Your mom let's it charge overnight, and then it is ready to drive for the next 3 days. Once you get home to your house, you walk up the stairs to your room to take a nap after school and working at your friend's house. Your house is built out of the same materials your friend's house is, but it looks different. Your house looks more traditional than your friend's modern house. Both have solar panels, but your solar panels are built into the driveway. It's about 6:00, so your parents are cooking up your favorite meal for dinner tonight: salmon. Fish are everywhere in Colerado, and fishing is one of the region's largest industries. In fact, your dad owns a grocery where they specialize in fish and herbs and species that mix great with the meal. Your mom works for the government. Her job confuses you, but it has something to do with helping the less fortunate. [[Eat->Eat]]
You and your friend take the bus provided by Colerado's government. It drops you off right in front of your friend's house which is built completely out of wood. Wood is an extremely readily available material in Colerado, as it was formed in what used to be Vancouver, Canada. The roof of the house might look like shingles, but they are actually high-tech solar panels that charge a battery located underneath the house. This battery acts as the main power supply for the house, with backup wind power generators located all over Colerado. [[Continue->Friend's house continued]]You walk inside your friend's house. When you walk in, you and your friend run down to the basement and set up your project on the table. Both of you are interested in boats, and because you have been working on graphing, you decide to use boats to show how graphing a route can be applied to the real world. You finish the project - it looks great! - and you then call your mom to pick you up. [[Go home->Go home]]You eat and then finish your homework. [[Continue->Watch a movie]]TV channels, shows and movies are run and created by everyday people. But even though the film industry is capitalst based, television is owned by the government. This means that TV is provided by your taxes. If you don't pay your taxes, you don't get to watch TV! Tonight, your family decides to watch a movie after a long day. You unanimously decided on the lastest animated movie from Wisney, Finding Laurie. [[Go to bed->Bed]]After the movie, everyone decides to get a great night sleep.
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''You are at Home''
[[Start your day->Scene 1]]Once you are done getting ready, you set of for work on your bicycle. It is very rare to see a privately owned car in Colerado, as riding your bike or taking [[public transportation->Public Transportation]] is much cheaper and much more [[ecofriendly->Ecofriendliness]]. You drive over to a government office, lock your bike just in case, and take an elevator up to your level. At your job, just like most jobs in Colerado, you collaborate with others. Better work can be created when people work together. You work in an area called Disadvantaged Advantages. You and your coworkers are "imaginators" who work together to crete ideas that can imporve the lives of the disadvantaged. The government pays for your work, so you can always count on being paid. [[Continue->Vote]]Colerado is very agricultural, with over 60% of jobs having something to do with agriculture. Being next to the sea, fish (salmon especially) is used in many of Colerado's family meals as it is cheap and fresh. Some families in Colerado are not as fortunate as others, so the government provides them with a "food card" that works like a debit card but for groceries. It comes preloaded each week with $70 per family member. So, if you have a family of 4, you would receive $280 per week to make meals for your children. Restaurants are also readily available for anyone who would like to go out for dinner that night. [[Return->Scene 1]]In Colerado, everyone gets an equal opportunity to vote for electable positions. Today, you are voting for the President and the representative for your region. Colerado has 4 regions and each region picks one representative. The President then elects one more representative per region. You can also vote for leaders of specific departments like the Department of Education. [[Continue->After work]]After work, you usually like to take a walk near your house. It usually lasts about 30 minutes, and you love the walking path at the park near your house. Today, you have extra time because your child it at their friend's house. You will go home today and take a nap, just in time for your kid to get home. Then, you made a delicious salmon dish that your entire family enjoyed! [[Continue->Watch a movie]]Colerado is extremely ecofriendly. Businesses are required to meet certain standards put in place to keep pollution from rising to extremes. All cars and mass transportation systems are electric and also need to meet certain criteria before allowed continue operation or operate in the first place.Public transportation is available to everyone in Colerado. Buses are a very popular to travel around Colerado, as it very cheap and ecofriendly. Taxis are also available, but it is encouraged to take buses instead. Trains are available, but they only stop at specific destinations. If you are injured and are at a hospital, you receive a transportation card that works for one free trip back to your house via bus or taxi. As well as these ground transportation systems, you can also take boats to other countries and planes to fly to anywhere in the world! [[Return->Scene 1]]