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Largest Insurance Industry: 3,226th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3,649th Largest Retail Industry: 3,709th
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Candanadium

Population1.227 billion

CapitalNew Konigstadt
LeaderKing Richard I von Magnar
FaithFaith of the Seven

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Animalpolar bear

The Kingdom of Candanadium is a massive, safe nation, ruled by King Richard I von Magnar with an even hand, and notable for its daily referendums, frequent executions, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 1.227 billion Candanadians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Konigstadt. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 33.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Candanadian economy, worth 179 trillion marks 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 146,130 marks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 602,227 per year while the poor average 23,345, a ratio of 25.8 to 1.

One-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man, sex education has become an intricate maze of stick figures and complex metaphors, the Candanadium Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon', and farmers have taken to hunting billionaires who encroach on their land. 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 Faith of the Seven.

Candanadium is ranked 116,139th in the world and 48th in The Democratika for Highest Drug Use, scoring 34.8 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 3,226thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,649thLargest Retail Industry: 3,709thMost Avoided: 4,034thMost Armed: 4,450thLargest Mining Sector: 4,936thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,195thRudest Citizens: 5,277thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,507thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,658thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 7,870thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,417thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,769thMost Cultured: 10,675thMost Efficient Economies: 11,090thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,628thHighest Average Incomes: 13,134thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,666th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionMost Average: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the region

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