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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 57th Most Influential: 166th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,356th
The Crowned Republic of
Capitalist Paradise
Unitas pax libertas et securitas
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Highton Islands

Population5.375 billion

CapitalHighton City
LeaderPresident Alex Calabrese

AnimalCoco Monkey

The Crowned Republic of Highton Islands is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Alex Calabrese with an even hand, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, triple-decker prams, and strictly enforced bedtime. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 5.375 billion Hightonians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Highton City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 29.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Hightonian economy, worth 816 trillion Blocks a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Soda Sales, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 151,908 Blocks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 620,935 per year while the poor average 24,604, a ratio of 25.2 to 1.

The "boy who cried wolf" policy makes sick people reluctant to call an ambulance, large sections of Highton Islands have been named national reserves to protect the native tribes living there, rap artists are regularly arrested for promoting extremist groups, and boys who even ask about cheerleading are placed on the Sex Offenders Register. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. 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 146,849th in the world and 7,257th in The North Pacific for Most Avoided, scoring 0.47 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 57thMost Influential: 166thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,356thTop
Most Devout: 2,002ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,022ndRudest Citizens: 2,762ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,811thFattest Citizens: 4,443rdMost Rebellious Youth: 4,536thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,287thMost Cultured: 5,649thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,344thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,569thNicest Citizens: 7,831stTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 8,090thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,411thLargest Black Market: 9,295thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,671stMost Armed: 10,274thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,130thLargest Gambling Industry: 11,748thHighest Average Incomes: 12,088thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,272ndMost Developed: 12,380thSmartest Citizens: 13,121stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13,426thMost Stationary: 13,649thMost Pro-Market: 13,822ndLargest Retail Industry: 15,190thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,201stHighest Economic Output: 15,454th
Most Influential: 46th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 48th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 49th in the regionMost Devout: 76th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 102nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 130th in the regionRudest Citizens: 146th in the regionFattest Citizens: 154th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 177th in the regionLargest Black Market: 233rd in the regionMost Cultured: 266th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 271st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 275th in the regionMost Armed: 341st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 350th in the regionMost Stationary: 358th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 391st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 414th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 417th in the regionNicest Citizens: 434th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 449th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 476th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 528th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 533rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 545th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 555th in the regionLargest Populations: 607th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 664th in the regionNudest: 667th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 686th in the regionMost Developed: 694th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 720th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 758th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 779th in the region

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