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Candlewhisper Archive was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 235
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 72nd Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 160th Fattest Citizens: 171st
The Eye of
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First Person Singular
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Candlewhisper Archive

Population7.138 billion

LeaderFirst Person Singular

AnimalThree-Toed Indecent Dolphin Mutant Thing

The Eye of Candlewhisper Archive is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by First Person Singular with an even hand, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, free-roaming dinosaurs, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 7.138 billion Archivists enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Education, although Industry, Administration, and Social Policy are also considered important, while Environment and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Monaster. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Archivian economy, worth a remarkable 2,710 trillion 🍒🍒🍒winlines a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 379,659 🍒🍒🍒winlines, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,881,425 per year while the poor average 43,443, a ratio of 43.3 to 1.

Cheap goods stamped "Made In Dàguó" are increasingly rare, grannies get pulled over for knitting pullovers while driving, t-shirts displaying a photo of First Person Singular performing the Full-Monty are selling out, and sushi just hasn't been the same since salmon went extinct overnight. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Candlewhisper Archive's national animal is the Three-Toed Indecent Dolphin Mutant Thing, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Candlewhisper Archive is ranked 5,957th in the world and 20th in Forest for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 6,742.49 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 72ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 160thFattest Citizens: 171stLargest Retail Industry: 173rdMost Avoided: 174thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 209thMost Scientifically Advanced: 255thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 261stHighest Disposable Incomes: 281stRudest Citizens: 284thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 314thLargest Information Technology Sector: 366thMost Inclusive: 407thMost Secular: 486thSmartest Citizens: 547thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 551stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 588thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 592ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 592ndHighest Average Incomes: 631stHighest Crime Rates: 778thMost Rebellious Youth: 778thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 887thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,128thLargest Mining Sector: 1,158thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,191stMost Influential: 1,200thTop
Most Cultured: 1,731stLargest Insurance Industry: 2,001stLargest Gambling Industry: 2,018thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,891stHighest Economic Output: 3,595thMost Efficient Economies: 5,267thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,957thMost Armed: 6,234thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,659thTop
Nudest: 8,632ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,742ndMost Pro-Market: 9,576thLargest Black Market: 15,975thLargest Agricultural Sector: 16,666th
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 6th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Secular: 8th in the regionMost Inclusive: 9th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 10th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 16th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 16th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 18th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18th in the regionMost Armed: 19th in the regionTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 20th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 23rd in the regionMost Cultured: 26th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 30th in the region

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