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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 29thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 65thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 82nd
The Institution of
Capitalist Paradise
Scientific perfection
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Candain

Population14.138 billion

CapitalGild
LeaderThe Grandmaster
FaithThe Void

CurrencyRounds
AnimalGray puff ball rat

The Institution of Candain is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Grandmaster with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, pith helmet sales, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 14.138 billion Gilder 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 receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gild. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Gilder economy, worth a remarkable 6,489 trillion Rounds 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 459,010 Rounds, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,298,972 per year while the poor average 4,133, a ratio of 1,039 to 1.

Rumour has it The Grandmaster needs a calculator to multiply ten by ten, mall countdown clocks warn that there are only 364 more shopping days until Maxxmas, the most commonly-worn shoes are concrete ones, and bounty hunters have been dispatched to hunt down rogue bounty hunters. 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 Gray puff ball rat, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Void.

Candain is ranked 38,309th in the world and 21st in The Hole To Hide In for Nudest, with 196.75 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 29thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 65thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 82ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 130thHighest Crime Rates: 141stHighest Disposable Incomes: 155thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 164thMost Armed: 165thMost Avoided: 168thLargest Insurance Industry: 170thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 180thFattest Citizens: 190thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 223rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 232ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 246thLargest Gambling Industry: 265thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 295thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 310thMost Rebellious Youth: 323rdHighest Average Incomes: 429thLargest Mining Sector: 451stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 514thRudest Citizens: 530thLargest Retail Industry: 695thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 816thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 941stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,064thHighest Economic Output: 1,123rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,341stSmartest Citizens: 1,345thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,556thMost Efficient Economies: 2,178thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 2,246thMost Secular: 2,276thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,972ndLargest Black Market: 10,920thTop
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Largest Populations: 16,104thMost Pro-Market: 17,736thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 17,855thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,422ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,260th
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Highest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Candain, bounty hunters have been dispatched to hunt down rogue bounty hunters.
  • : Candain was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Candain was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Candain was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Candain was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Candain's influence in The Hole To Hide In rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Candain was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Candain's influence in The Hole To Hide In rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Candain's influence in The Hole To Hide In rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Candain's influence in The Hole To Hide In rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".

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