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Most Armed: 3,000thLargest Retail Industry: 3,212thRudest Citizens: 3,406th
The Kingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Communists
The True North Strong and Free
Influence
Eminence Grise
WA Delegate / Chancellor
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Candanadium

Population5.034 billion

CapitalNew Konigstadt
LeaderPieter von Juppertal
FaithEostrism

Currencythaler
Animalpolar bear

The Kingdom of Candanadium is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Pieter von Juppertal with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 5.034 billion Candanadians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Konigstadt. The average income tax rate is 21.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Candanadian economy, worth 784 trillion thalers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 155,809 thalers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Translators have been hired to deal with the varying regional accents during national political debates, politicians preface their speeches with a declaration that any resemblance to speeches given by individuals living or dead is purely coincidental, practically perfect royal toddlers tend to say "regrettably not at this juncture" rather than "no", and Animal Liberationists are regularly arrested. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Candanadium's national animal is the polar bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Eostrism.

Candanadium is ranked 175,300th in the world and 76th in The Democratika for Most Extreme, scoring 11.66 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Armed: 3,000thLargest Retail Industry: 3,212thRudest Citizens: 3,406thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,112thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,122ndMost Avoided: 5,141stMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,178thMost Cultured: 5,595thLargest Mining Sector: 6,788thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,838thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,683rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,553rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,572ndMost Influential: 9,013thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,763rdLargest Insurance Industry: 10,476thSmartest Citizens: 12,217thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 12,409thMost Developed: 12,458thHighest Average Incomes: 13,016thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,995thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14,102ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,628thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,347thSafest: 21,881stHealthiest Citizens: 22,584thHighest Economic Output: 24,313th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the region

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