by Max Barry

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Candlewhisper Archive was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 235
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 74th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 151st Fattest Citizens: 160th
The January Sales of
Capitalist Paradise
doo doo doo doo doooo, We're Lovin' It.
Johnny Burger
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Candlewhisper Archive

Population7.382 billion

LeaderJohnny Burger

AnimalSeven-Toed Anxious Dolphin Mutant Thing

The January Sales of Candlewhisper Archive is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Johnny Burger with an even hand, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, infamous sell-swords, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 7.382 billion Archivists are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Education, although Industry, Administration, and Social Policy are also considered important, while Environment and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Monaster. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Archivian economy, worth a remarkable 2,847 trillion Orbicularis 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 Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 385,778 Orbicularis, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,121,252 per year while the poor average 35,613, a ratio of 59.6 to 1.

Citizens spend millions on microtransactions to feed virtual orphans while actual orphans starve overseas, many working fathers have never seen their children, the leading national news source is 'my cousin Billy-Bob on MyFace', and tabloids coo over Johnny Burger's expected child. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Candlewhisper Archive's national animal is the Seven-Toed Anxious Dolphin Mutant Thing, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Candlewhisper Archive is ranked 9,373rd in the world and 7th in Forest for Most Pro-Market, scoring 82.44 on the Rand Index.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 74thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 151stFattest Citizens: 160thMost Avoided: 167thLargest Retail Industry: 175thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 205thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 220thMost Scientifically Advanced: 239thHighest Disposable Incomes: 261stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 264thRudest Citizens: 300thLargest Information Technology Sector: 355thMost Inclusive: 414thMost Secular: 446thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 500thSmartest Citizens: 528thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 540thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 540thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 571stHighest Average Incomes: 606thHighest Crime Rates: 820thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 852ndMost Rebellious Youth: 866thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,013thLargest Mining Sector: 1,022ndMost Influential: 1,167thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,193rdTop
Most Cultured: 1,658thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,838thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,996thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,043rdHighest Economic Output: 3,388thMost Efficient Economies: 5,192ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,886thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,284thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,095thMost Armed: 7,215thTop
Most Pro-Market: 9,373rdNudest: 12,865thLargest Black Market: 15,739th
Highest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionMost Secular: 9th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 9th in the regionMost Inclusive: 10th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 14th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 18th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 21st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 22nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 22nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 22nd in the regionMost Armed: 24th in the regionMost Cultured: 26th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Candlewhisper Archive voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom to Seek Medical Care II".
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, tabloids coo over Johnny Burger's expected child.
  • : Candlewhisper Archive was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Candlewhisper Archive lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Candlewhisper Archive voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Politics Amino".
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, the leading national news source is 'my cousin Billy-Bob on MyFace'.
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, many working fathers have never seen their children.
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, citizens spend millions on microtransactions to feed virtual orphans while actual orphans starve overseas.
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, citizens simply have to point a weapon at a government official to get what they want.
  • : Candlewhisper Archive lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.


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