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Candlewhisper Archive was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 235
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 39thRudest Citizens: 89thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 103rd
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Candlewhisper Archive

Population11.049 billion

CapitalMonaster
LeaderSeth Tember
FaithUnlimited Cheap Data

Currencyslightly grubby dollar
AnimalSix-Fingered Ugly Dolphin-Octopus Thing

The AI See You of Candlewhisper Archive is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Seth Tember with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, free-roaming dinosaurs, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 11.049 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, 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 4,903 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 443,762 slightly grubby dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.9 times as much as the poorest.

Sofas are perpetually on sales that Must End Soon, homeless people can be found sleeping on streets in front of unoccupied second homes, Ollie the Oiled Seal welcomes throngs of tourists to the newly opened Oil Oasis Water Park, and young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus. 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 103rd in the world and 1st in Forest for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 1,238.8 on the Hayek Index.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 39thRudest Citizens: 89thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 103rdFattest Citizens: 106thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 117thMost Avoided: 117thLargest Retail Industry: 124thMost Scientifically Advanced: 168thHighest Disposable Incomes: 176thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 221stMost Secular: 307thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 312thHighest Crime Rates: 328thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 371stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 374thLargest Information Technology Sector: 389thMost Inclusive: 403rdSmartest Citizens: 450thHighest Average Incomes: 487thMost Armed: 501stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 503rdMost Rebellious Youth: 535thMost Influential: 553rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 694thLargest Mining Sector: 834thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 853rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 933rdLargest Publishing Industry: 1,002ndLargest Gambling Industry: 1,075thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,178thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,319thMost Cultured: 1,740thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,816thHighest Economic Output: 1,906thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,183rdTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,473rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,825thMost Efficient Economies: 4,417thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,778thTop
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Most Stationary: 12,063rdLargest Black Market: 15,353rdMost Pro-Market: 18,731stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 19,458th
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 6th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 8th in the regionMost Armed: 9th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionMost Secular: 9th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 12th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 12th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 13th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 14th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 17th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18th in the regionMost Stationary: 18th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 20th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21st in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 28th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 41st in the region

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