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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 55th Most Influential: 158th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,267th
The Crowned Republic of
Capitalist Paradise Decent Hardworking Self-Starters
Unitas pax libertas et securitas
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Highton Islands

Population6.468 billion

CapitalHighton City
LeaderPresident Alex Calabrese
FaithCourantism

CurrencyBlock
AnimalCoco Monkey

The Crowned Republic of Highton Islands is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Alex Calabrese with an even hand, and notable for its triple-decker prams, free-roaming dinosaurs, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 6.468 billion Hightonians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Highton City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 36.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Hightonian economy, worth 993 trillion Blocks a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Soda Sales, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 153,658 Blocks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 641,149 per year while the poor average 24,038, a ratio of 26.7 to 1.

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, especially youth-related, is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. 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 3,368th in the world and 121st in The North Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 641,149.28 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 55thMost Influential: 158thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,267thTop
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Most Devout: 2,002ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,150thRudest Citizens: 2,792ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,368thFattest Citizens: 4,244thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,626thMost Cultured: 5,133rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,403rdMost Beautiful Environments: 5,854thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,213thNicest Citizens: 6,984thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,991stLargest Black Market: 7,403rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,471stTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,692ndMost Developed: 9,644thMost Armed: 10,028thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,339thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,328thHighest Average Incomes: 11,677thSmartest Citizens: 11,789thMost Stationary: 11,912thLargest Retail Industry: 12,152ndHighest Economic Output: 13,317thNudest: 14,714thBest Weather: 15,154thLargest Gambling Industry: 15,224thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,018th
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 41st in the regionMost Influential: 44th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 53rd in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 85th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 109th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 121st in the regionFattest Citizens: 122nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 150th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 181st in the regionLargest Black Market: 209th in the regionMost Cultured: 248th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 274th in the regionMost Stationary: 278th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 292nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 304th in the regionMost Armed: 306th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 328th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 386th in the regionNicest Citizens: 396th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 400th in the regionTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 429th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 479th in the regionNudest: 528th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 566th in the regionMost Developed: 572nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 586th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 600th in the regionLargest Populations: 614th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 642nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 648th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 760th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 761st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 805th in the region

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