by Max Barry

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,302ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,685thMost Influential: 5,842nd
The Corporate Market of
Father Knows Best State
The Future is With Us
The Onix Group
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population6.021 billion

CapitalCycast Bay
LeaderThe Onix Group
FaithThe Cult of the Silhouette


The Corporate Market of Highchii is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Onix Group with an iron fist, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, parental licensing program, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 6.021 billion Highchiians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cycast Bay. The average income tax rate is 85.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Highchiian economy, worth 984 trillion BITS a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 163,436 BITS, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs, reflection is vital for badly behaved politicians, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions, and claiming to have performed the Heimlich Maneuver is a popular defense for assault charges. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Highchii's national animal is the Peacock, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Cult of the Silhouette.

Highchii is ranked 13,955th in the world and 762nd in Lazarus for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 9,023.3 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,302ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,685thMost Influential: 5,842ndHighest Poor Incomes: 6,223rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,410thMost Developed: 6,778thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,040thHealthiest Citizens: 7,881stLongest Average Lifespans: 8,074thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,710thSmartest Citizens: 8,742ndLowest Crime Rates: 9,496thLargest Governments: 11,072ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,115thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,215thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,238thBest Weather: 11,451stMost Efficient Economies: 11,719thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,033rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,091stHighest Average Incomes: 12,355thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 13,955thMost Patriotic: 15,015thLargest Retail Industry: 15,149thMost Secular: 15,741stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,766thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,767thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,895thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,199thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,529thHighest Food Quality: 19,543rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,547thHighest Economic Output: 21,712th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 109th in the regionMost Influential: 132nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 238th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 272nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 314th in the regionMost Developed: 342nd in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 382nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 426th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 427th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 433rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 450th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 523rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 527th in the regionMost Stationary: 585th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 589th in the regionLargest Governments: 601st in the regionBest Weather: 602nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 608th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 609th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 628th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 644th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 659th in the region

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