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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,226th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3,028th Most Influential: 4,807th
The State of
Capitalist Paradise
The Cantonese Nation is like the sun
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Cantonese Union

Population2.409 billion

CapitalGuangzhou
LeaderPresident Leung Chun-ying

CurrencyCantonese Dollar
AnimalMountain Lion

The State of Cantonese Union is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by President Leung Chun-ying with an even hand, and renowned for its digital currency, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 2.409 billion Cantonese are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The medium-sized, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Guangzhou. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 61.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Cantonese economy, worth 350 trillion Cantonese Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 145,305 Cantonese Dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 675,067 per year while the poor average 18,795, a ratio of 35.9 to 1.

Condos feature wall-mounted cages containing endangered animals, programmes of questionable content are shown at peak-hours, the nationalistic national anthem inspires citizens to literally spit at foreigners, and bread-gangs raid restaurant waste bins to stockpile uneaten rolls. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cantonese Union's national animal is the Mountain Lion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Cantonese Union is ranked 145,780th in the world and 5,717th in The East Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -35.85 on the Hayek Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,226thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,028thMost Influential: 4,807thMost Efficient Economies: 4,940thTop
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Safest: 9,417thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,582ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,664thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,709thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,167thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13,442ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,469thLargest Retail Industry: 13,637thHighest Average Incomes: 13,836thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,856thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,412thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,785thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,544thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,774thLargest Insurance Industry: 16,087thRudest Citizens: 16,420thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,441stLowest Crime Rates: 16,786th
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 50th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 67th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 205th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 208th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 260th in the regionSafest: 285th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 298th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 308th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 326th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 331st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 336th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 357th in the regionMost Influential: 360th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 361st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 364th in the regionRudest Citizens: 376th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 380th in the regionMost Avoided: 387th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 394th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 411th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 425th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 435th in the regionLargest Governments: 450th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 463rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 468th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 498th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 501st in the regionMost Developed: 505th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 507th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 517th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 535th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 541st in the regionMost Secular: 616th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 618th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 623rd in the region

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