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Most Beautiful Environments: 1,904th Best Weather: 2,343rd Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,685th
The Royal Dominion of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Liberal Dictatorship
Everything for the people.
King Zen II
Influence
Eminence Grise
WA Delegate / Steward and Head Moderator
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Candensia

Population3.968 billion

CapitalAlriora
LeaderKing Zen II

CurrencyAnden
AnimalSilverwing Falcon

The Royal Dominion of Candensia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by King Zen II with an iron fist, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical population of 3.968 billion Candensians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alriora. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 77.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Candensian economy, worth 662 trillion Andens a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 166,866 Andens, with the richest citizens earning 8.0 times as much as the poorest.

Etiquette guides advise visitors to 'grovel gracefully', conscripts often volunteer for a second tour of duty so they can get a ticket to next year's Army Revue, foreign policy often involves bullwhips and leather, and the government's giant servers are often used as a tourist trap. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Candensia's national animal is the Silverwing Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Candensia is ranked 2,842nd in the world and 3rd in The Hole To Hide In for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring 10,588.47 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.

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Most Beautiful Environments: 1,904thBest Weather: 2,343rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,685thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,842ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,053rdLongest Average Lifespans: 3,578thMost Cultured: 4,198thMost Influential: 4,426thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,693rdMost Developed: 5,351stMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,220thLargest Black Market: 6,332ndMost Corrupt Governments: 6,425thLargest Retail Industry: 6,510thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,793rdMost Efficient Economies: 8,162ndTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,583rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,670thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,673rdNicest Citizens: 8,951stSmartest Citizens: 9,238thHighest Average Incomes: 9,547thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,110thMost Pacifist: 11,627thLargest Governments: 11,820thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,196thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,673rdMost Subsidized Industry: 12,723rdMost Inclusive: 12,969thMost Rebellious Youth: 14,482ndLargest Publishing Industry: 14,937thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,777th
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Most Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 12th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 13th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionNicest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 15th in the regionMost Stationary: 15th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 17th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 17th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 18th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 20th in the regionMost Inclusive: 21st in the regionMost Pacifist: 22nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 23rd in the region

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