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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 65thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 76th
The Dainheim of
Capitalist Paradise
Scientific perfection
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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Candain

Population17.736 billion

CapitalBeacon
LeaderTana Celesia
FaithChildren of Celosia

CurrencyGa Credits
AnimalHatchlings

The Dainheim of Candain is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Tana Celesia with an even hand, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, ritual sacrifices, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 17.736 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 Beacon. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Night Sprite economy, worth a remarkable 8,140 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 20th in the world and 1st in The Hole To Hide In for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1,039.95 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 65thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 76thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 128thMost Avoided: 150thHighest Crime Rates: 151stLargest Insurance Industry: 152ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 154thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 162ndMost Armed: 179thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 191stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 203rdFattest Citizens: 212thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 230thLargest Gambling Industry: 264thMost Scientifically Advanced: 289thMost Rebellious Youth: 323rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 329thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 330thLargest Mining Sector: 533rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 542ndHighest Average Incomes: 543rdRudest Citizens: 677thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 783rdHighest Economic Output: 968thLargest Retail Industry: 973rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,213thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,348thSmartest Citizens: 1,531stLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,832ndMost Corrupt Governments: 2,158thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,521stMost Secular: 2,597thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,907thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,329thLargest Black Market: 13,028thTop
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Largest Populations: 14,676thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,963rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 23,906thMost Pro-Market: 26,049th
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Fattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 17th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 26th in the regionNudest: 31st in the region

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