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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 124thMost Influential: 237thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,824th
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Highton Islands

Population11.321 billion

CapitalHighton City
LeaderPrince Diego II

AnimalCoco Monkey

The Crowned Republic of Highton Islands is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Prince Diego II with an even hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 11.321 billion Hightonians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Highton City. The average income tax rate is 64.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Hightonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,640 trillion Blocks a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 144,863 Blocks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Calvinball players are lost for days as they wander the vast halls of their new academies, most of the population has had bad experiences with hoes, enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity, and Hightonians are wondering where have all the flowers gone. Crime is totally unknown. Highton Islands's national animal is the Coco Monkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Courantism.

Highton Islands is ranked 49,337th in the world and 1,503rd in The North Pacific for Most Armed, with 1.27 Weapons Per Person.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 124thMost Influential: 237thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,824thMost Devout: 2,233rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,363rdTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 4,369thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,594thMost Cultured: 4,919thRudest Citizens: 5,425thFattest Citizens: 5,752ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,890thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,286thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,771stMost Stationary: 7,986thNicest Citizens: 8,481stLargest Black Market: 8,955thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,183rdBest Weather: 9,269thHighest Economic Output: 10,665thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,106thSmartest Citizens: 11,438thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,496thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 15,416thMost Developed: 17,263rdMost Inclusive: 20,572ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,030thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,437thMost Efficient Economies: 23,414thLargest Governments: 24,301stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 24,546th
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 68th in the regionMost Influential: 69th in the regionMost Devout: 84th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 111th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 142nd in the regionMost Stationary: 165th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 174th in the regionFattest Citizens: 209th in the regionMost Cultured: 254th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 273rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 287th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 324th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 348th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 349th in the regionLargest Black Market: 375th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 403rd in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 487th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 526th in the regionLargest Populations: 544th in the regionBest Weather: 547th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 593rd in the regionNudest: 614th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 618th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 625th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 768th in the region

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