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Most Armed: 2,990thLargest Retail Industry: 3,214thRudest Citizens: 3,370th
The Kingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
The True North Strong and Free
Influence
Eminence Grise
WA Delegate / Chancellor
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Candanadium

Population5.024 billion

CapitalNew Konigstadt
LeaderPieter von Juppertal
FaithEostrism

Currencythaler
Animalpolar bear

The Kingdom of Candanadium is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Pieter von Juppertal with an even hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, free-roaming dinosaurs, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 5.024 billion Candanadians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Konigstadt. The average income tax rate is 21.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Candanadian economy, worth 782 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 155,809 thalers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Translators have been hired to deal with the varying regional accents during national political debates, politicians preface their speeches with a declaration that any resemblance to speeches given by individuals living or dead is purely coincidental, practically perfect royal toddlers tend to say "regrettably not at this juncture" rather than "no", and Animal Liberationists are regularly arrested. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Candanadium's national animal is the polar bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Eostrism.

Candanadium is ranked 6,779th in the world and 6th in The Democratika for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 10,835.5 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most Armed: 2,990thLargest Retail Industry: 3,214thRudest Citizens: 3,370thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,116thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,123rdMost Avoided: 5,140thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,147thMost Cultured: 5,594thLargest Mining Sector: 6,779thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,843rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,687thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,554thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,593rdMost Influential: 9,084thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,766thLargest Insurance Industry: 10,467thSmartest Citizens: 12,190thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 12,411thMost Developed: 12,446thHighest Average Incomes: 13,011thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,009thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14,075thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,643rdLongest Average Lifespans: 21,355thSafest: 21,691stHealthiest Citizens: 22,561stHighest Economic Output: 24,376th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10th in the region

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