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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 66th Most Influential: 159th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,267th
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

Population6.633 billion

CapitalHighton City
LeaderPresident Alex Calabrese
FaithCourantism

CurrencyBlock
AnimalCoco Monkey

The Crowned Republic of Highton Islands is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by President Alex Calabrese with an even hand, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, rampant corporate plagiarism, and daily referendums. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 6.633 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 Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Highton City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 36.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Hightonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,018 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 153,625 Blocks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 641,011 per year while the poor average 24,033, a ratio of 26.7 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 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 71,409th in the world and 3,592nd in The North Pacific for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 36.38 Effective Tax Rate.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 66thMost Influential: 159thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,267thTop
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Most Devout: 2,013thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,186thRudest Citizens: 2,896thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,425thFattest Citizens: 4,344thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,639thMost Cultured: 5,132ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,437thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,868thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,219thNicest Citizens: 7,024thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,135thLargest Black Market: 7,527thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,559thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,733rdMost Developed: 9,735thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,350thMost Armed: 10,423rdMost Stationary: 11,567thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,714thHighest Average Incomes: 11,805thSmartest Citizens: 11,808thLargest Retail Industry: 12,511thHighest Economic Output: 13,170thNudest: 14,911thBest Weather: 15,103rdLargest Gambling Industry: 15,897thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,018thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,078th
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 46th in the regionMost Influential: 46th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 58th in the regionMost Devout: 87th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 119th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 125th in the regionFattest Citizens: 131st in the regionRudest Citizens: 170th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 176th in the regionLargest Black Market: 209th in the regionMost Cultured: 249th in the regionMost Stationary: 268th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 285th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 290th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 299th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 327th in the regionMost Armed: 351st in the regionNicest Citizens: 391st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 396th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 433rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 434th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 480th in the regionNudest: 514th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 574th in the regionMost Developed: 575th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 585th in the regionLargest Populations: 594th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 610th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 653rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 678th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 746th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 789th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 813th in the regionBest Weather: 827th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 872nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 889th in the region

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