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Candlewhisper Archive was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 235
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 42ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 81stFattest Citizens: 102nd
The Intensive Care Unit of
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Dustin B Twinnears
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Candlewhisper Archive

Population14.762 billion

LeaderDustin B Twinnears
FaithUnlimited Cheap Data

Currencyslightly manky dollar
AnimalSix-Toed Ugly Dolphin-Octopus Thing

The Intensive Care Unit of Candlewhisper Archive is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Dustin B Twinnears with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, complete lack of prisons, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 14.762 billion Archivists live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. 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 6,702 trillion slightly manky dollars 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 454,041 slightly manky dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

It is believed that belligerence is a passing phase foreign leaders will soon outgrow, Candlewhisper Archive's soft-touch approach to diplomacy has made it known as the 'push-over' of the region, children are seen fighting in the playground for bread scraps that fall out of diamond-encrusted lunchboxes, and Archivists have replaced bears in a popular idiom. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Candlewhisper Archive's national animal is the Six-Toed Ugly Dolphin-Octopus Thing, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Unlimited Cheap Data.

Candlewhisper Archive is ranked 71,158th in the world and 81st in Forest for Most Extreme, scoring 26.18 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 42ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 81stFattest Citizens: 102ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 108thLargest Retail Industry: 136thRudest Citizens: 142ndMost Avoided: 159thHighest Disposable Incomes: 161stMost Scientifically Advanced: 230thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 250thHighest Crime Rates: 256thMost Secular: 281stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 288thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 319thMost Influential: 325thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 358thMost Armed: 384thLargest Information Technology Sector: 423rdMost Rebellious Youth: 433rdSmartest Citizens: 511thHighest Average Incomes: 566thMost Inclusive: 602ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 627thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 707thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 846thLargest Mining Sector: 868thLargest Gambling Industry: 906thLargest Publishing Industry: 930thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,111thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,128thHighest Economic Output: 1,476thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,490thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,685thMost Cultured: 1,876thHighest Drug Use: 2,710thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,804thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,590thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,377thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,321stMost Stationary: 9,646thHighest Food Quality: 9,807thNudest: 11,761stTop
Most Efficient Economies: 14,771stLargest Black Market: 17,498thLargest Populations: 20,224th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 12th in the regionMost Inclusive: 12th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 14th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 16th in the regionMost Stationary: 17th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17th in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 20th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23rd in the regionNudest: 32nd in the region

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