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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 290th Most Influential: 533rd Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,195th
The Crowned Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Unitas pax libertas et securitas
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Highton Islands

Population4.665 billion

CapitalHighton City
LeaderPresident Alex Calabrese

AnimalCoco Monkey

The Crowned Republic of Highton Islands is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Alex Calabrese with an even hand, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, smutty television, and unlimited-speed roads. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 4.665 billion Hightonians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Highton City. The average income tax rate is 66.3%.

The powerhouse Hightonian economy, worth 611 trillion Blocks a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Soda Sales, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 131,145 Blocks, with the richest citizens earning 5.0 times as much as the poorest.

Metal detectors have been banned after a bottle cap caused a riot at the beach, criminals rejoice in the streets as the entire police force is sent away on a training retreat, a flood of mandatory divorces burden the courts, and elderly prisoners with severe dementia are reminded hourly that they are evil people by helpful nurse-wardens. Crime is well under control, 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 Catholicism.

Highton Islands is ranked 158,706th in the world and 8,993rd in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -6.32 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 290thMost Influential: 533rdTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,195thMost Devout: 3,247thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,277thRudest Citizens: 6,053rdMost Beautiful Environments: 6,191stMost Rebellious Youth: 6,549thNicest Citizens: 7,528thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,691stMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,910thMost Cultured: 7,953rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,227thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,980thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,243rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,451stLargest Black Market: 10,453rdMost Inclusive: 10,684thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,182ndBest Weather: 13,209thNudest: 14,284thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,396thMost Stationary: 14,523rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,525thSmartest Citizens: 14,662ndFattest Citizens: 14,771stHighest Average Incomes: 17,484th
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 80th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 125th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 171st in the regionMost Influential: 197th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 215th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 250th in the regionLargest Black Market: 254th in the regionRudest Citizens: 293rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 297th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 334th in the regionMost Cultured: 378th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 378th in the regionMost Stationary: 384th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 408th in the regionNicest Citizens: 412th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 423rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 427th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 465th in the regionNudest: 491st in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 515th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 522nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 578th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 597th in the regionMost Inclusive: 628th in the regionFattest Citizens: 633rd in the regionLargest Populations: 652nd in the regionBest Weather: 720th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 767th in the regionMost Armed: 803rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 808th in the regionLargest Governments: 953rd in the region

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