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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 62nd Most Influential: 177th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,283rd
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

Population5.775 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 an even hand, and renowned for its smutty television, zero percent divorce rate, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 5.775 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 31.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Hightonian economy, worth 895 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 155,122 Blocks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 717,354 per year while the poor average 20,237, a ratio of 35.4 to 1.

No suburban lawn is complete without barbed wire and landmines, morale within the seismologist community has hit rock bottom, translators have been hired to deal with the varying regional accents during national political debates, and children who display even minimal sporting aptitude are immediately assigned a personal trainer. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, 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 35,412th in the world and 580th in The North Pacific for Largest Populations, with 5.78 billion Capita.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 62ndMost Influential: 177thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,283rdTop
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Most Devout: 1,925thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,128thRudest Citizens: 2,451stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,906thFattest Citizens: 4,217thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,820thMost Cultured: 5,224thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,386thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,016thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,421stMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,616thNicest Citizens: 7,294thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,784thTop
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Largest Black Market: 8,326thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,950thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,150thMost Armed: 9,270thMost Developed: 10,057thLargest Retail Industry: 10,687thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,024thHighest Average Incomes: 11,626thSmartest Citizens: 12,231stMost Stationary: 13,157thLargest Gambling Industry: 13,949thHighest Economic Output: 14,375thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15,222ndMost Pro-Market: 15,271stNudest: 15,314thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,020th
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 39th in the regionMost Influential: 45th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 47th in the regionMost Devout: 73rd in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 97th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 109th in the regionRudest Citizens: 123rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 141st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 180th in the regionLargest Black Market: 217th in the regionMost Cultured: 241st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 273rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 293rd in the regionMost Armed: 296th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 305th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 320th in the regionMost Stationary: 327th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 346th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 393rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 406th in the regionTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 438th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 484th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 519th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 535th in the regionNudest: 541st in the regionMost Developed: 561st in the regionLargest Populations: 580th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 582nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 591st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 634th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 672nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 680th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 724th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 791st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 813th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 835th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 837th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 842nd in the region

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