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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 29thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 65thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 72nd
The Mechanized Dominion of
Capitalist Paradise Decent Hardworking Self-Starters
Scientific perfection
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Economy
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Candain

Population15.543 billion

CapitalComplex
LeaderThe Protector
FaithChildren of the Mother

CurrencyGa Credits
AnimalHatchlings

The Mechanized Dominion of Candain is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Protector with an even hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, sprawling nuclear power plants, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 15.543 billion Sprites are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Education, with Industry also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Complex. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Night Sprite economy, worth a remarkable 7,133 trillion Ga Credits a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 458,966 Ga Credits, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,298,555 per year while the poor average 4,133, a ratio of 1,039 to 1.

The most commonly-worn shoes are concrete ones, bounty hunters have been dispatched to hunt down rogue bounty hunters, women complaining about lack of opportunity are told to "man up", and medical experts advise that those claiming to be medical experts are probably fraudsters. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. Candain's national animal is the Hatchlings, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Children of the Mother.

Candain is ranked 239,891st in the world and 153rd in The Hole To Hide In for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring -59.33 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 29thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 65thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 72ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 122ndHighest Crime Rates: 140thHighest Disposable Incomes: 146thLargest Insurance Industry: 157thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 161stMost Armed: 166thMost Avoided: 167thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 179thFattest Citizens: 198thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 204thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 219thLargest Gambling Industry: 251stMost Scientifically Advanced: 257thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 298thMost Rebellious Youth: 321stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 323rdHighest Average Incomes: 457thLargest Mining Sector: 467thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 507thRudest Citizens: 617thLargest Retail Industry: 793rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 815thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,010thHighest Economic Output: 1,049thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,182ndSmartest Citizens: 1,401stLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,553rdMost Corrupt Governments: 1,742ndLargest Publishing Industry: 2,256thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,404thMost Secular: 2,457thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,281stTop
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Largest Black Market: 12,549thLargest Populations: 15,727thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,137thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 18,810thMost Pro-Market: 19,373rd
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Largest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the regionTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 14th in the region

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