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Most Valuable International Artwork: 878thRudest Citizens: 1,915thMost Armed: 2,521st
The Holy Kingdom of
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Candanadium

Population2.511 billion

CapitalNew Konigstadt
LeaderKing Richard I von Magnar
FaithFaith of the Seven

Currencythaler
Animalpolar bear

The Holy Kingdom of Candanadium is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by King Richard I von Magnar with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, smutty television, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 2.511 billion Candanadians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The tiny, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Konigstadt. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Candanadian economy, worth 409 trillion thalers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 163,189 thalers, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 758,151 per year while the poor average 21,109, a ratio of 35.9 to 1.

Families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain, every microwave and toaster is being disassembled and probed by inspectors, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers, and the government is attempting to revitalize a gutted private sector. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Candanadium's national animal is the polar bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Faith of the Seven.

Candanadium is ranked 25,600th in the world and 3rd in The Democratika for Most Influential, scoring 1,022 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 878thTop
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Rudest Citizens: 1,915thMost Armed: 2,521stLargest Retail Industry: 2,566thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,896thMost Avoided: 2,922ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,510thLargest Mining Sector: 3,661stLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,322ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,595thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,142ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5,690thMost Cultured: 6,044thLargest Insurance Industry: 6,086thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,745thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,110thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,117thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,323rdMost Efficient Economies: 10,227thHighest Average Incomes: 10,577thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,666thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,394thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,819thSmartest Citizens: 13,944thMost Developed: 16,163rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,392nd
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Most Armed: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 9th in the regionMost Developed: 10th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Candanadium, the government is attempting to revitalize a gutted private sector.
  • : Candanadium lodged a message on the The Democratika Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Candanadium, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers.
  • : Candanadium lodged a message on the The Democratika Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Candanadium, every microwave and toaster is being disassembled and probed by inspectors.
  • : Candanadium lodged a message on the The Democratika Regional Message Board.
  • : Candanadium was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Candanadium lodged a message on the The Democratika Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Candanadium, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain.
  • : Following new legislation in Candanadium, Candanadium has begun an effort to aggressively conquer neighboring countries (Candanadium has found 2 easter eggs).

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