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Candlewhisper Archive was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 235
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 45thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 101stFattest Citizens: 107th
The AI See You of
Capitalizt
If there be dearth in the land, if there be pestilence,
June Bug
Influence
Duckspeaker
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Candlewhisper Archive

Population10.384 billion

CapitalMonaster
LeaderJune Bug
FaithUnlimited Cheap Data

Currencyslightly grubby dollar
AnimalSix-Fingered Ugly Dolphin-Octopus Thing

The AI See You of Candlewhisper Archive is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by June Bug with an even hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, flagrant waste-dumping, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 10.384 billion Archivists enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, liberal, pro-business government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, 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 4,534 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 436,663 slightly grubby dollars, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,450,738 per year while the poor average 38,524, a ratio of 63.6 to 1.

Court verdicts are predictable to within a hundredth of a percentage point, military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies, armed war-criminals gain asylum if deemed 'fabulous' enough, and fur coats have become the latest fashion trend. 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 207,790th in the world and 470th in Forest for Most Authoritarian, with 174.16 milliStalins.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 45thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 101stFattest Citizens: 107thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 110thMost Avoided: 113thLargest Retail Industry: 131stRudest Citizens: 142ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 183rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 212thMost Scientifically Advanced: 214thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 309thHighest Crime Rates: 312thMost Secular: 328thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 345thLargest Information Technology Sector: 357thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 369thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 395thMost Inclusive: 397thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 464thSmartest Citizens: 485thHighest Average Incomes: 504thMost Rebellious Youth: 555thMost Influential: 614thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 710thLargest Mining Sector: 814thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 883rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 886thMost Armed: 959thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,025thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,088thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,203rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,260thMost Cultured: 1,766thHighest Economic Output: 2,064thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,169thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,306thMost Efficient Economies: 6,131stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,260thTop
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Most Stationary: 12,573rdMost Pro-Market: 14,145thLargest Black Market: 14,484thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,696th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 9th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 9th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionMost Armed: 10th in the regionMost Influential: 10th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 12th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 13th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 13th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 14th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14th in the regionMost Stationary: 18th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 19th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 28th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 47th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Candlewhisper Archive lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, fur coats have become the latest fashion trend.
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, armed war-criminals gain asylum if deemed 'fabulous' enough.
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies.
  • : Candlewhisper Archive voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Rights of the employed".
  • : Candlewhisper Archive voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Crushing Our Enemies".
  • : Candlewhisper Archive lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, court verdicts are predictable to within a hundredth of a percentage point.
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, citizens complain about a burning sensation after bathing.
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments.

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