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Most Beautiful Environments: 1,872nd Best Weather: 2,345th Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,641st
The Royal Dominion of
Mother Knows Best State
Everything for the people.
Queen Arissa I
Influence
Eminence Grise
WA Delegate / Steward and Head Moderator
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Candensia

Population3.611 billion

CapitalAlriora
LeaderQueen Arissa I

CurrencyAnden
AnimalSilverwing Falcon

The Royal Dominion of Candensia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Queen Arissa I with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical population of 3.611 billion Candensians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alriora. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 76.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Candensian economy, worth 604 trillion Andens a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 167,452 Andens, with the richest citizens earning 8.1 times as much as the poorest.

Etiquette guides advise visitors to 'grovel gracefully', conscripts often volunteer for a second tour of duty so they can get a ticket to next year's Army Revue, foreign policy often involves bullwhips and leather, and the government's giant servers are often used as a tourist trap. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Candensia's national animal is the Silverwing Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Candensia is ranked 51,677th in the world and 66th in The Hole To Hide In for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 2,176.91 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Most Beautiful Environments: 1,872ndBest Weather: 2,345thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,641stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,891stLongest Average Lifespans: 3,575thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,023rdMost Cultured: 4,202ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,633rdMost Developed: 5,315thLargest Retail Industry: 5,886thLargest Black Market: 6,249thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,249thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,302ndMost Influential: 6,515thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,620thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 8,243rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,244thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,270thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,792ndNicest Citizens: 8,874thSmartest Citizens: 9,206thHighest Average Incomes: 9,250thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,956thMost Pacifist: 11,477thLargest Governments: 11,831stMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,434thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,448thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,454thMost Inclusive: 12,834thMost Rebellious Youth: 14,323rdLargest Publishing Industry: 14,646thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,046th
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Most Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 11th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 12th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 13th in the regionNicest Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Governments: 15th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 16th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 17th in the regionMost Inclusive: 18th in the regionMost Pacifist: 18th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 18th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 18th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 20th in the regionMost Stationary: 21st in the region

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