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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 39thRudest Citizens: 89thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 103rd
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Candlewhisper Archive

Population11.062 billion

LeaderSeth Tember
FaithUnlimited Cheap Data

Currencyslightly grubby dollar
AnimalSix-Fingered Ugly Dolphin-Octopus Thing

The AI See You of Candlewhisper Archive is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Seth Tember with a fair hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, flagrant waste-dumping, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 11.062 billion Archivists live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. 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 4,908 trillion slightly grubby dollars 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 443,762 slightly grubby dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.9 times as much as the poorest.

Sofas are perpetually on sales that Must End Soon, homeless people can be found sleeping on streets in front of unoccupied second homes, Ollie the Oiled Seal welcomes throngs of tourists to the newly opened Oil Oasis Water Park, and young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Candlewhisper Archive's national animal is the Six-Fingered Ugly Dolphin-Octopus Thing, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Unlimited Cheap Data.

Candlewhisper Archive is ranked 551st in the world and 9th in Forest for Most Influential, scoring 127,295 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 39thRudest Citizens: 89thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 103rdFattest Citizens: 106thMost Avoided: 117thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 117thLargest Retail Industry: 125thMost Scientifically Advanced: 170thHighest Disposable Incomes: 175thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 223rdMost Secular: 309thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 310thHighest Crime Rates: 328thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 370thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 374thLargest Information Technology Sector: 391stMost Inclusive: 405thSmartest Citizens: 453rdHighest Average Incomes: 488thMost Armed: 500thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 500thMost Rebellious Youth: 535thMost Influential: 551stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 694thLargest Mining Sector: 835thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 854thMost Valuable International Artwork: 944thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,006thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,068thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,175thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,330thMost Cultured: 1,745thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,822ndHighest Economic Output: 1,907thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,185thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,471stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,741stMost Efficient Economies: 4,428thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,790thTop
Most Stationary: 12,058thLargest Black Market: 15,425thMost Pro-Market: 18,836thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 19,526th
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 6th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionMost Secular: 9th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionMost Armed: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 12th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 12th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 13th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 14th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 17th in the regionMost Stationary: 18th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 20th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21st in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 27th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 41st in the region

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