by Max Barry

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 31stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 67thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 79th
The Mechanized Dominion of
Capitalist Paradise
Scientific perfection
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population15.132 billion

LeaderThe Protector
FaithChildren of the Mother

CurrencyGa Credits

The Mechanized Dominion of Candain is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Protector with an even hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, sprawling nuclear power plants, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 15.132 billion Sprites are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Education, although Industry is also considered important, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Complex. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Night Sprite economy, worth a remarkable 6,945 trillion Ga Credits a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 458,966 Ga Credits, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,298,555 per year while the poor average 4,133, a ratio of 1,039 to 1.

The most commonly-worn shoes are concrete ones, bounty hunters have been dispatched to hunt down rogue bounty hunters, women complaining about lack of opportunity are told to "man up", and medical experts advise that those claiming to be medical experts are probably fraudsters. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. Candain's national animal is the Hatchlings, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Children of the Mother.

Candain is ranked 169th in the world and 1st in The Hole To Hide In for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 22,642.42 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 31stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 67thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 79thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 126thHighest Crime Rates: 142ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 155thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 163rdMost Armed: 164thLargest Insurance Industry: 169thMost Avoided: 174thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 183rdFattest Citizens: 201stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 221stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 231stMost Scientifically Advanced: 254thLargest Gambling Industry: 262ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 306thMost Rebellious Youth: 327thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 332ndHighest Average Incomes: 454thLargest Mining Sector: 473rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 520thRudest Citizens: 604thLargest Retail Industry: 756thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 831stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,003rdHighest Economic Output: 1,076thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,134thSmartest Citizens: 1,406thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,437thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,668thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,266thMost Efficient Economies: 2,311thTop
Most Secular: 2,477thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,172ndLargest Black Market: 12,088thTop
Largest Populations: 15,795thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,533rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 19,004thMost Pro-Market: 19,806thMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,896th
Most Armed: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 21st in the region

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