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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 25thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 68thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 73rd
The Mechanized Dominion of
Capitalist Paradise
Scientific perfection
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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Candain

Population15.792 billion

CapitalComplex
LeaderThe Protector
FaithChildren of Celosia

CurrencyGa Credits
AnimalHatchlings

The Mechanized Dominion of Candain is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Protector with an even hand, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, otherworldly petting zoo, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 15.792 billion Sprites are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Education, although Industry is also considered important, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Complex. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Night Sprite economy, worth a remarkable 7,247 trillion Ga Credits 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 Gambling. Average income is an amazing 458,966 Ga Credits, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,298,555 per year while the poor average 4,133, a ratio of 1,039 to 1.

The most commonly-worn shoes are concrete ones, bounty hunters have been dispatched to hunt down rogue bounty hunters, women complaining about lack of opportunity are told to "man up", and medical experts advise that those claiming to be medical experts are probably fraudsters. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. Candain's national animal is the Hatchlings, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Children of Celosia.

Candain is ranked 1,204th in the world and 2nd in The Hole To Hide In for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 69,217.77 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 25thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 68thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 73rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 125thMost Avoided: 140thHighest Crime Rates: 142ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 150thLargest Insurance Industry: 155thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 160thMost Armed: 167thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 183rdFattest Citizens: 202ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 208thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 218thLargest Gambling Industry: 253rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 264thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 300thMost Rebellious Youth: 323rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 325thHighest Average Incomes: 460thLargest Mining Sector: 468thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 518thRudest Citizens: 628thLargest Retail Industry: 811thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 828thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,019thHighest Economic Output: 1,038thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,204thSmartest Citizens: 1,430thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,601stMost Corrupt Governments: 1,783rdTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 2,385thMost Efficient Economies: 2,444thMost Secular: 2,453rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,301stTop
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Largest Black Market: 12,139thLargest Populations: 15,597thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 17,437thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,616thMost Pro-Market: 18,197thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,266th
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Highest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 7th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 13th in the region

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