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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 272nd Most Influential: 488th Most Devout: 4,578th
The Crowned Republic of
New York Times Democracy
Unitas pax libertas et securitas
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Crowned Republic of Highton Islands is a massive, genial nation, ruled by President Alex Calabrese with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, pith helmet sales, and ubiquitous missile silos. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 4.08 billion Hightonians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Environment, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Highton City. The average income tax rate is 68.2%.

The strong Islish economy, worth 410 trillion Blocks a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Soda Sales, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 100,688 Blocks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

Pharmaceutical companies emphatically promise that "your pills are in the mail" rather than admit any supply shortfall, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, garishly-decorated government buildings are being hailed as the height of 'religious nouveau', and much of Highton Islands's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem. Highton Islands's national animal is the Coco Monkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Highton Islands is ranked 9,362nd in the world and 462nd in The North Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 296.59 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 272ndMost Influential: 488thTop
Most Devout: 4,578thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,194thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,357thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,397thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,157thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,530thNicest Citizens: 7,644thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 9,362ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9,536thMost Cultured: 10,325thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,766thMost Inclusive: 10,967thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,237thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,326thLargest Black Market: 11,634thBest Weather: 11,885thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,694thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,779thNudest: 14,042ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 15,432ndMost Stationary: 15,977thHighest Crime Rates: 17,043rdSmartest Citizens: 17,584thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,674th
Most Devout: 150th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 179th in the regionMost Influential: 184th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 230th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 235th in the regionLargest Black Market: 264th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 270th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 358th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 365th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 376th in the regionNicest Citizens: 404th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 413th in the regionMost Stationary: 420th in the regionNudest: 439th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 462nd in the regionMost Cultured: 476th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 540th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 570th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 573rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 583rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 634th in the regionBest Weather: 649th in the regionMost Inclusive: 665th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 686th in the regionLargest Populations: 708th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 737th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 759th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 823rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 867th in the regionMost Armed: 869th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 886th in the regionLargest Governments: 915th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 229 » The Rossinite Empire, Notyoutopia, Apetopia, Lionia, Guslantis, The Swedish Republic of New Kenya, Americana Libertia, Selfgradatude, Yeraennus, Ceretis, Sunto, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, The Isle of Grossmania, HMS Unicorn, SillyString, Bharathvarsh, Kingdom of Space, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Celreostia, Novare Res, Kujira, Calamazo, The Army Republic of Prussia, Elevation, BrightFutures, Fengate, Druadach, The Teddy, Vasic, Republic of Destiny, Karazan, Bothia, Boggovia, Esplandia, Q w e r t y, ShortBusCrashed, South Isles, Run Mayst Republic, Yaorozu, Venezuelia, Isimud, Frances Francis the First of France, New Phyrreus, Walter Jackson, Palisede, Ordo of People, Unimaginable Doom, Dadastan Archipelago, Valenair, French Bananastan, and 179 others.Vegetarian States, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Great Bights Mum, CONFEDERATION OF HALANDIA, Xentherida, Wisconsota, New Lakemba, Arrivederci, Avalon, Tharissus, Holy Oranz, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, Republic of Dixie, American MapleStory, Godly City, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Burlingtonland, Wineclaw, Malta Comino Gozo, Athenian Coalition, Sankami, HereIsPotato, Halcon siveriano, Techislovakia, SORT, Siwale, Aris Republic, Crodaria, Tremagne de Taelmia, Kundam, Indereac Lanx, Chukstik Illahi, SchoolHouse Rock, Sophista, Enosville, Vazali, Kaschovia, Lord Ravenclaw, Equestrian Commonwealth, Alice Gardens, Colony of lasting Hopes, Southern Stroraia, Mercy Land, Lupus Imperium, Omicron Persei V111, Klettureyja, Reannia, New Chilokver, Amerian States, Tee Googly Coffee Me, The Bureaucratic Territories, Kelvaros Prime, New All of Pacinos, Ainsworth, Renetopia, Northern Gala Arment Toustavo, Pallaith, Rukonia, Nord Botten, Kwaj, The Utopian Initiative, Helido, Coemgen, General COE, Friently, Aragael, HoNg KoNg EmPiRe, South Grand Mountain, Shin-Hachioji, Orslan, Zedeya, Diodone, WE Empire, Anima Proxa, Forunte, McMasterdonia, Sheppey, Plembobria, Zemnaya Svoboda, Yaris, Prevaland, Aenglaland, Yukti, AdyLand, Herzliyya, Misthas, The Utopian Movement, Buckerino, Ausmercia, Stareogratia, Peytonamia, Transhumanist Anarchical Union, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, The Free Californian People, Che Sana Und, Vogonlandia, Ribbleton, Seven Hills, Montroyale, The Akhara Islands, Cloydicia, The Lancerian Empire, Bayern-Straubing, Aerilia, The Iron Lions, Cuyan, PlanetPunk, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Maestros haven, United States of Panthalassa, Territorio di Nessuno, Horsley Land, Pakistan 001, Tredano, Bonjoura, Coppicia, Corfad, Slaughterhouse Nine, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Beodarasc, Phillywob, Drasvidania, Ice and Tinian, Wodan, Thenaca, Gellandia, Felhaven, Blurds, Avornica, TerranulliuZ, The The Bierands, Victoriaans Nederlands, New-El, Corutsca, Midds Conia, What is new, Krakovhia, Libotionia, The Syca, Asuroka, Xinchao, Agrauron, GDL3, Socialist Cooperative Republics, Mzeusia, Aloriansa, Gladio II, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, ThE eNd oF eE, NatsukiLand, Ostrekoj, Sanjurika, Guyomartand, Malvad, Gospel Power, Dechire par la Guerre, Merconitonitopia, Osburmergortionadocaopia, Astal Aavors, Lungha, Inzland, Acrabinnia, Celebia, Canada GR, Azzarel, Bridgett, Atheenos, Yatzatz, Hexago, Cisplatinaa, Revolutionary Sealand, Khaganite, Tomatomsie, Ostrinios, Dinoium, Nova Sodom, and Caish Empire.

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