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Largest Publishing Industry: 11,532ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,646thHighest Disposable Incomes: 15,360th
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HighSilver Kingdom

Population574 million

CapitalShadowgate

CurrencyHigh Silvers
AnimalPhoenix

The Kingdom of HighSilver Kingdom is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, free-roaming dinosaurs, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 574 million HighSilver citizens are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shadowgate. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 33.6%.

The frighteningly efficient HighSilver economy, worth 61.3 trillion High Silvers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 106,727 High Silvers, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 322,168 per year while the poor average 27,544, a ratio of 11.7 to 1.

Trouble-makers are frequently turned in to the government to be 'recycled', almost all of the nation's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices, wars of expansion are described as "peacekeeping operations", and euthanasia is illegal. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. HighSilver Kingdom's national animal is the Phoenix, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

HighSilver Kingdom is ranked 149,701st in the world and 32nd in The Celestial Reign for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 381.93 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 11,532ndTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 13,646thHighest Disposable Incomes: 15,360thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,470thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19,039thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20,683rdMost Developed: 22,895th
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 5th in the regionNudest: 5th in the region

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