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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 45th Most Influential: 336th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,855th
The Crowned Republic of
Corporate Bordello
Unitas pax libertas et securitas
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Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Highton Islands

Population5.018 billion

CapitalHighton City
LeaderPresident Alex Calabrese
FaithCourantism

CurrencyBlock
AnimalCoco Monkey

The Crowned Republic of Highton Islands is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by President Alex Calabrese with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, triple-decker prams, and complete absence of social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 5.018 billion Hightonians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Environment, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Highton City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 68.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Hightonian economy, worth 724 trillion Blocks a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 144,446 Blocks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 452,976 per year while the poor average 35,293, a ratio of 12.8 to 1.

The arms industry is backed by government subsidies and harsh anti-protest laws are in place, old folks reminisce about the last time someone was acquitted of a crime, the government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters, and the nation is in perpetual campaign mode. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Highton Islands's national animal is the Coco Monkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Courantism.

Highton Islands is ranked 70,456th in the world and 4,284th in The North Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 65.05 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 45thMost Influential: 336thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,855thTop
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Most Devout: 2,194thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,569thRudest Citizens: 3,699thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,711thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,753rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,110thFattest Citizens: 6,494thMost Cultured: 6,923rdNicest Citizens: 8,050thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,316thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,364thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,691stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,833rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,926thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,731stLongest Average Lifespans: 10,289thMost Developed: 10,597thLargest Black Market: 10,652ndMost Inclusive: 13,155thSmartest Citizens: 13,602ndHighest Average Incomes: 14,043rdMost Stationary: 14,077thBest Weather: 14,382ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,384thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,637thHighest Economic Output: 17,261stLargest Governments: 18,340thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 18,604th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 37th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 63rd in the regionMost Devout: 82nd in the regionMost Influential: 103rd in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 131st in the regionRudest Citizens: 192nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 212th in the regionFattest Citizens: 232nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 266th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 308th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 315th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 320th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 328th in the regionMost Cultured: 330th in the regionMost Stationary: 371st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 403rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 434th in the regionNicest Citizens: 437th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 455th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 463rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 475th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 516th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 551st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 567th in the regionMost Developed: 598th in the regionLargest Populations: 644th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 650th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 712th in the regionMost Inclusive: 766th in the regionBest Weather: 803rd in the regionLargest Governments: 806th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 887th in the regionNudest: 906th in the region

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