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Candlewhisper Archive was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 235
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 47thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 101stFattest Citizens: 107th
The AI See You of
Capitalizt Freedom-Loving Libertarians
If there be dearth in the land, if there be pestilence,
June Bug
Influence
Duckspeaker
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Candlewhisper Archive

Population10.39 billion

CapitalMonaster
LeaderJune Bug
FaithUnlimited Cheap Data

Currencyslightly grubby dollar
AnimalSix-Fingered Ugly Dolphin-Octopus Thing

The AI See You of Candlewhisper Archive is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by June Bug with an even hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, daily referendums, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 10.39 billion Archivists enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Monaster. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Archivian economy, worth a remarkable 4,537 trillion slightly grubby dollars 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 Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 436,729 slightly grubby dollars, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,451,109 per year while the poor average 38,530, a ratio of 63.6 to 1.

Fur coats have become the latest fashion trend, mandatory updates on software drivers often bring life to a halt, blind students are at a disadvantage now that test papers printed in braille have been discontinued, and self-driving cars occasionally mow down pedestrians to avoid inconveniencing passengers. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Candlewhisper Archive's national animal is the Six-Fingered Ugly Dolphin-Octopus Thing, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Unlimited Cheap Data.

Candlewhisper Archive is ranked 224,572nd in the world and 492nd in Forest for Most Devout, with 1.74 Prayers Per Hour.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 47thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 101stFattest Citizens: 107thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 111thMost Avoided: 113thLargest Retail Industry: 130thRudest Citizens: 142ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 183rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 211thMost Scientifically Advanced: 214thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 312thHighest Crime Rates: 314thMost Secular: 331stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 344thLargest Information Technology Sector: 357thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 367thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 390thMost Inclusive: 402ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 466thSmartest Citizens: 486thHighest Average Incomes: 503rdMost Rebellious Youth: 555thMost Influential: 615thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 708thLargest Mining Sector: 818thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 885thMost Valuable International Artwork: 901stMost Armed: 957thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,034thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,095thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,207thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,257thMost Cultured: 1,766thHighest Economic Output: 2,065thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,176thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,346thMost Efficient Economies: 6,131stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,195thTop
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Most Stationary: 12,571stMost Pro-Market: 14,085thLargest Black Market: 14,485thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,642nd
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 9th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionMost Armed: 10th in the regionMost Influential: 10th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 12th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 13th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 13th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 14th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionMost Stationary: 18th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 19th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 28th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 47th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, self-driving cars occasionally mow down pedestrians to avoid inconveniencing passengers.
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, blind students are at a disadvantage now that test papers printed in braille have been discontinued.
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, mandatory updates on software drivers often bring life to a halt.
  • : Candlewhisper Archive lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, fur coats have become the latest fashion trend.
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, armed war-criminals gain asylum if deemed 'fabulous' enough.
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies.
  • : Candlewhisper Archive voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Rights of the employed".
  • : Candlewhisper Archive voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Crushing Our Enemies".
  • : Candlewhisper Archive lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.

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