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Candlewhisper Archive was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 235
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 52ndRudest Citizens: 94thFattest Citizens: 109th
The AI See You of
Anarchy
If there be dearth in the land, if there be pestilence,
Jan Yew-Harry
Influence
Duckspeaker
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Candlewhisper Archive

Population9.565 billion

CapitalMonaster
LeaderJan Yew-Harry
FaithUnlimited Cheap Data

Currencyslightly grubby dollar
AnimalSix-Fingered Ugly Dolphin-Octopus Thing

The AI See You of Candlewhisper Archive is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Jan Yew-Harry with a fair hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, deadly medical pandemics, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 9.565 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, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. 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 4,045 trillion slightly grubby 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 422,989 slightly grubby dollars, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,504,250 per year while the poor average 32,969, a ratio of 76.0 to 1.

The "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Monaster Times is sold out, ports have ground to a halt as no boat can reach them without trespassing, movement-triggered sensors mean that for every door that closes another one opens, and the judicial branch is strongly influenced by major corporations. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Candlewhisper Archive's national animal is the Six-Fingered 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 174,188th in the world and 601st in Forest for Most Ignorant Citizens, with 0.42 Missed References Per Hour.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 52ndRudest Citizens: 94thFattest Citizens: 109thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 110thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 110thMost Avoided: 121stLargest Retail Industry: 134thHighest Disposable Incomes: 191stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 217thMost Scientifically Advanced: 218thMost Secular: 289thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 328thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 341stLargest Information Technology Sector: 349thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 352ndHighest Crime Rates: 364thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 383rdMost Inclusive: 413thSmartest Citizens: 506thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 518thHighest Average Incomes: 526thMost Influential: 634thMost Rebellious Youth: 657thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 662ndMost Armed: 758thLargest Mining Sector: 834thMost Valuable International Artwork: 839thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 912thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,106thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,108thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,244thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,412thTop
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Most Cultured: 1,827thHighest Economic Output: 2,324thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,954thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,376thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,957thHighest Drug Use: 7,682ndMost Pro-Market: 8,410thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,216thMost Efficient Economies: 12,027thMost Stationary: 13,298thLargest Black Market: 13,732nd
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 8th in the regionMost Inclusive: 8th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9th in the regionMost Influential: 10th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 11th in the regionMost Armed: 12th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 14th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 16th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 18th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 19th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 22nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 26th in the regionMost Stationary: 27th in the regionMost Cultured: 27th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 57th in the region

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