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Most Cultured: 78thRudest Citizens: 99thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 104th
The Benevolent Dictatorship of
New York Times Democracy
Soli Deo Gloria
Influence
Contender
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Canterburie

Population33.961 billion

CapitalMaranatha
LeaderBlind Paladin
FaithAnglicanism

CurrencyBraille dollar
AnimalPorcupine

The Benevolent Dictatorship of Canterburie is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Blind Paladin with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, public floggings, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 33.961 billion Canterburieans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The minute government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Education, although Defense is also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Maranatha. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Canterburiean economy, worth an astonishing 14,825 trillion Braille dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 436,533 Braille dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers, euthanasia is illegal, nude art is becoming wildly popular, and Porcupine is one of the most popular forenames in Canterburie. Crime is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Canterburie's national animal is the Porcupine, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Anglicanism.

Canterburie is ranked 64,453rd in the world and 99th in Capitalist Paradise for Most Politically Free, scoring 72.76 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most Cultured: 78thRudest Citizens: 99thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 104thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 129thMost Devout: 173rdHighest Economic Output: 187thHighest Disposable Incomes: 189thLargest Retail Industry: 208thMost Influential: 270thLargest Publishing Industry: 379thHighest Poor Incomes: 397thHighest Crime Rates: 432ndMost Armed: 454thHighest Average Incomes: 556thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 567thMost Efficient Economies: 636thMost Beautiful Environments: 647thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 652ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 810thLargest Gambling Industry: 881stSmartest Citizens: 974thMost Stationary: 1,254thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,370thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,370thLargest Populations: 1,436thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,854thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 3,043rdLargest Black Market: 4,317thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,413thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,623rdLargest Mining Sector: 8,490thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,854thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,730th
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Most Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionMost Armed: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionMost Stationary: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Populations: 10th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 12th in the regionLargest Black Market: 13th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 14th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 19th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 19th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 24th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Canterburie, Porcupine is one of the most popular forenames in Canterburie.
  • : Following new legislation in Canterburie, nude art is becoming wildly popular.
  • : Following new legislation in Canterburie, euthanasia is illegal.
  • : Canterburie changed its national motto to "Soli Deo Gloria".
  • : Canterburie altered its national flag.
  • : Following new legislation in Canterburie, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers.
  • : Following new legislation in Canterburie, the populace harbors a fierce hatred of the metric system.
  • : Following new legislation in Canterburie, Maranatha is a police state during international summits.
  • : Following new legislation in Canterburie, most of the military's funding goes into researching space-age weaponry.
  • : Following new legislation in Canterburie, the debts of the father fall upon the son.

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