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Most Beautiful Environments: 1,930th Best Weather: 2,350th Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,666th
The Royal Dominion of
Father Knows Best State
Everything for the people.
King Zen II
Influence
Power
WA Delegate / Chief Moderator
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Candensia

Population5.023 billion

CapitalAlriora
LeaderKing Zen II

CurrencyAnden
AnimalAlmian Lynx

The Royal Dominion of Candensia is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by King Zen II with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, irreverence towards religion, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical population of 5.023 billion Candensians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alriora. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 79.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Candensian economy, worth 830 trillion Andens a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 165,259 Andens, with the richest citizens earning 6.0 times as much as the poorest.

Workers of "fairweather faith" claim six months of paid leave for holy days per year, doctors spend more time writing sick notes than caring for the sick, the government regularly reassures citizens that there are no monsters under their beds, and country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Candensia's national animal is the Almian Lynx, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Candensia is ranked 15,883rd in the world and 21st in The Hole To Hide In for Highest Drug Use, scoring 102.8 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Most Beautiful Environments: 1,930thBest Weather: 2,350thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,666thMost Influential: 2,674thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,679thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,477thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,757thMost Cultured: 4,213thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,103rdMost Developed: 5,167thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,914thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,334thLargest Black Market: 6,561stLargest Retail Industry: 6,595thMost Efficient Economies: 7,597thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,707thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 7,964thNicest Citizens: 8,092ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,451stSmartest Citizens: 8,813thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,950thHighest Average Incomes: 9,689thMost Pacifist: 9,905thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,746thLargest Governments: 10,948thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,229thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,175thMost Inclusive: 12,317thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,447thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,559thMost Rebellious Youth: 14,718thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,382nd
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 8th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionLargest Populations: 10th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionLargest Governments: 12th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 12th in the regionNicest Citizens: 13th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 14th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 15th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 16th in the regionMost Pacifist: 18th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 18th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 19th in the region

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