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Chan Island was Condemned by Security Council Resolution # 264
Most Influential: 1,487thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,128thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,557th
The Hidden Pirate Cove of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Hoist the black flag!
Influence
Vassal
Deputy Forest Keeper
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
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Chan Island

Population9.983 billion

CapitalChanning Townton
LeaderChris Chan
FaithThe Great Hatred

CurrencyShiny Thing
AnimalAxe

The Hidden Pirate Cove of Chan Island is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Chris Chan with an even hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, pith helmet sales, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed population of 9.983 billion Chan Islanders have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Channing Townton. The average income tax rate is 79.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Chan Islander economy, worth 970 trillion Shiny Things a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Trout Farming. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 97,249 Shiny Things, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Piracy is the nation's most popular pastime, games of cops and robbers typically end in at least one fatal shooting, official Sermon-Free Zones are set-up around the nation's hotels, and the banshee wail foretells skies of death. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Chan Island's national animal is the Axe, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Great Hatred.

Chan Island is ranked 19,518th in the world and 143rd in Forest for Longest Average Lifespans, with 90.17 Years.

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Most Influential: 1,487thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,128thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,557thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,955thLargest Black Market: 7,842ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,157thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,579thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 10,864thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,974thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,091stBest Weather: 13,270thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,769thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,770thMost Stationary: 14,960thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,289thHighest Economic Output: 17,303rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,662ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17,871stLongest Average Lifespans: 19,518thLargest Governments: 19,799thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,466th
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Most Influential: 29th in the regionMost Stationary: 31st in the regionLargest Black Market: 34th in the regionMost Average: 38th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 40th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 43rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 46th in the region

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