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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 85th Most Influential: 172nd Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,279th
The Crowned Republic of
Capitalist Paradise Decent Hardworking Self-Starters
Unitas pax libertas et securitas
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Highton Islands

Population6.852 billion

CapitalHighton City
LeaderPresident Alex Calabrese
FaithCourantism

CurrencyBlock
AnimalCoco Monkey

The Crowned Republic of Highton Islands is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by President Alex Calabrese with an even hand, and notable for its aversion to nipples, free-roaming dinosaurs, and daily referendums. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 6.852 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 37.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Hightonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,050 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 153,352 Blocks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 616,791 per year while the poor average 25,516, a ratio of 24.2 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 3,738th in the world and 133rd in The North Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 616,791.46 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 85thMost Influential: 172ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,279thTop
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Most Devout: 2,010thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,232ndRudest Citizens: 3,078thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,738thFattest Citizens: 4,372ndMost Rebellious Youth: 4,564thMost Cultured: 5,089thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,514thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,808thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,145thNicest Citizens: 6,990thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,324thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,503rdLargest Black Market: 7,591stTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,610thMost Developed: 9,792ndLongest Average Lifespans: 10,353rdMost Stationary: 11,195thMost Armed: 11,436thSmartest Citizens: 11,821stHighest Average Incomes: 11,967thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,668thHighest Economic Output: 12,967thLargest Retail Industry: 13,658thBest Weather: 14,878thNudest: 14,989thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,797thLargest Gambling Industry: 16,909thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,118th
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 46th in the regionMost Influential: 46th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 74th in the regionMost Devout: 86th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 125th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 133rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 137th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 168th in the regionRudest Citizens: 184th in the regionLargest Black Market: 212th in the regionMost Cultured: 241st in the regionMost Stationary: 262nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 288th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 298th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 307th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 324th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 388th in the regionNicest Citizens: 391st in the regionMost Armed: 408th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 427th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 485th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 486th in the regionNudest: 505th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 572nd in the regionMost Developed: 581st in the regionLargest Populations: 585th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 589th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 660th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 670th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 723rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 759th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 778th in the regionBest Weather: 814th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 816th in the region

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