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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 102nd Most Influential: 185th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,275th
The Crowned Republic of
Capitalist Paradise
Unitas pax libertas et securitas
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Highton Islands

Population7.006 billion

CapitalHighton City
LeaderPresident Alex Calabrese
FaithCourantism

CurrencyBlock
AnimalCoco Monkey

The Crowned Republic of Highton Islands is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Alex Calabrese with an even hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, keen interest in outer space, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 7.006 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 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 38.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Hightonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,072 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 153,112 Blocks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 596,694 per year while the poor average 26,830, a ratio of 22.2 to 1.

Calvinball players are lost for days as they wander the vast halls of their new academies, most of the population has had bad experiences with hoes, enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity, and Hightonians are wondering where have all the flowers gone. 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 11,646th in the world and 649th in The North Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 81.87 Quips Per Hour.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 102ndMost Influential: 185thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,275thTop
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Most Devout: 2,030thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,254thRudest Citizens: 3,225thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,992ndFattest Citizens: 4,412thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,547thMost Cultured: 5,078thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,513thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,782ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,091stNicest Citizens: 7,011thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,541stMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,559thLargest Black Market: 7,669thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,566thTop
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Most Developed: 9,744thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,360thMost Stationary: 10,673rdSmartest Citizens: 11,646thHighest Average Incomes: 12,150thMost Armed: 12,180thHighest Economic Output: 12,854thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,680thBest Weather: 15,057thLargest Retail Industry: 15,134thNudest: 15,223rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,825thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,240th
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 40th in the regionMost Influential: 51st in the regionMost Devout: 86th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 88th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 121st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 131st in the regionFattest Citizens: 135th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 169th in the regionRudest Citizens: 185th in the regionLargest Black Market: 218th in the regionMost Cultured: 250th in the regionMost Stationary: 257th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 281st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 306th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 308th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 323rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 384th in the regionNicest Citizens: 397th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 434th in the regionMost Armed: 445th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 485th in the regionNudest: 544th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 555th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 572nd in the regionMost Developed: 578th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 583rd in the regionLargest Populations: 589th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 649th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 717th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 784th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 816th in the regionBest Weather: 821st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 826th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 881st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 897th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 930th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 960th in the region

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