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Candensia was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 308
Most Beautiful Environments: 1,685thMost Influential: 1,898thBest Weather: 1,900th
The Royal Dominion of
Left-Leaning College State
Everything for the people.
King Zen II
Influence
Powerbroker
WA Delegate / Co-Founder
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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Candensia

Population7.243 billion

CapitalAlriora
LeaderKing Zen II

CurrencyAnden
AnimalSilverwing Falcon

The Royal Dominion of Candensia is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by King Zen II with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical population of 7.243 billion Candensians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

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. The average income tax rate is 85.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Candensian economy, worth a remarkable 1,282 trillion Andens a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 177,013 Andens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls, sex changes are routinely performed at Candensia's hospitals, grade school teachers mark homework with red "CITATION NEEDED" stamps, and the new one Anden coin also makes a handy throwing-star. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Candensia's national animal is the Silverwing Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Candensia is ranked 212,896th in the world and 106th in The Hole To Hide In for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -203.62 on the Hayek Index.

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Most Beautiful Environments: 1,685thMost Influential: 1,898thBest Weather: 1,900thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,096thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,277thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,342ndMost Cultured: 3,911thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,990thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,218thLargest Black Market: 5,774thMost Developed: 6,227thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,594thNicest Citizens: 7,470thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,476thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,578thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,713thLargest Retail Industry: 7,899thSmartest Citizens: 7,920thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,262ndMost Efficient Economies: 8,495thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,670thHighest Average Incomes: 8,843rdMost Pacifist: 9,169thLargest Governments: 9,303rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,560thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,673rdTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 11,158thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,184thMost Inclusive: 11,241stMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,919thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,022ndHighest Economic Output: 13,056thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,636thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,680thLowest Crime Rates: 14,282ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,171stHealthiest Citizens: 21,400thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,946thMost Secular: 21,986th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 10th in the regionLargest Black Market: 11th in the regionMost Pacifist: 11th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the region

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