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Candlewhisper Archive was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 235
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 64th Fattest Citizens: 151st Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 152nd
The March of Progress of
Capitalizt Freedom-Loving Libertarians
10% off beauty goods. Because You're Worth It.
Jackie Lipstick
Influence
Handshaker
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Candlewhisper Archive

Population7.711 billion

CapitalMonaster
LeaderJackie Lipstick
FaithMemetic Contagion

Currencydiapertoken
AnimalSeven-Toed Anxious Dolphin Mutant Thing

The March of Progress of Candlewhisper Archive is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Jackie Lipstick with an even hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 7.711 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, prioritizes Education, although Industry, Administration, and Social Policy are also considered important, while Environment and Defense aren't funded at all. 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 3,026 trillion diapertokens 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 392,469 diapertokens, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,128,880 per year while the poor average 37,316, a ratio of 57.1 to 1.

Abortions are routinely performed in the nation's hospitals, the children of Candlewhisper Archive are often remarked upon for their cheery attitude to extreme violence, the new 'Things We Stole From Other Countries' exhibition at the National Museum of Antiquities is a hit, and royalist is the most offensive slur in the Archivian language. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Candlewhisper Archive's national animal is the Seven-Toed Anxious Dolphin Mutant Thing, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Memetic Contagion.

Candlewhisper Archive is ranked 461st in the world and 2nd in Forest for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 21,485.08 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 64thFattest Citizens: 151stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 152ndMost Avoided: 161stLargest Retail Industry: 177thRudest Citizens: 182ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 188thMost Scientifically Advanced: 188thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 210thHighest Disposable Incomes: 244thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 259thMost Secular: 318thLargest Information Technology Sector: 334thMost Inclusive: 416thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 461stSmartest Citizens: 483rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 496thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 567thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 570thHighest Average Incomes: 571stMost Rebellious Youth: 739thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 810thHighest Crime Rates: 816thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,019thLargest Mining Sector: 1,039thMost Influential: 1,119thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,176thTop
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Most Cultured: 1,713thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,754thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,863rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,958thHighest Economic Output: 3,188thMost Armed: 3,277thMost Efficient Economies: 5,115thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,241stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,290thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,412thTop
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Most Pro-Market: 10,243rdNudest: 11,516thHighest Drug Use: 15,101stLargest Black Market: 15,750thLargest Agricultural Sector: 16,626th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 10th in the regionMost Inclusive: 10th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 11th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 15th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 15th in the regionMost Armed: 17th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 19th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 19th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 26th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionMost Cultured: 29th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 34th in the regionMost Stationary: 37th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Candlewhisper Archive lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, royalist is the most offensive slur in the Archivian language.
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, the new 'Things We Stole From Other Countries' exhibition at the National Museum of Antiquities is a hit.
  • : Candlewhisper Archive voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Civil Defence Siren".
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, the children of Candlewhisper Archive are often remarked upon for their cheery attitude to extreme violence.
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, abortions are routinely performed in the nation's hospitals.
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, former customs officers are adjusting to their new lives as market stall traders.
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, teenagers across the country are celebrating the defeat of a national curfew bill.
  • : Candlewhisper Archive was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Capitalizt".
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables.

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