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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 151st Most Influential: 265th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,193rd
The Crowned Republic of
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Highton Islands

Population8.051 billion

CapitalHighton City
LeaderPresident Alex Calabrese
FaithCourantism

CurrencyBlock
AnimalCoco Monkey

The Crowned Republic of Highton Islands is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by President Alex Calabrese with an even hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, rampant corporate plagiarism, and unlimited-speed roads. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 8.051 billion Hightonians 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 relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Highton City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 39.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Hightonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,232 trillion Blocks a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Soda Sales, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 153,122 Blocks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 583,142 per year while the poor average 27,848, a ratio of 20.9 to 1.

Calvinball players are lost for days as they wander the vast halls of their new academies, most of the population has had bad experiences with hoes, enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity, and Hightonians are wondering where have all the flowers gone. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Highton Islands's national animal is the Coco Monkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Courantism.

Highton Islands is ranked 9,413th in the world and 538th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 86.98 on the Human Development Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 151stMost Influential: 265thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,193rdTop
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Most Devout: 1,987thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,275thRudest Citizens: 3,438thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,920thFattest Citizens: 4,068thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,121stMost Cultured: 4,886thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,481stMost Beautiful Environments: 5,542ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,805thNicest Citizens: 6,931stLargest Black Market: 7,173rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,198thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,509thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,223rdTop
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Most Developed: 9,413thMost Stationary: 9,565thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,814thSmartest Citizens: 11,258thHighest Economic Output: 11,420thHighest Average Incomes: 11,873rdMost Armed: 13,035thLargest Retail Industry: 13,827thBest Weather: 13,834thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,515thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,712thNudest: 15,376thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,801st
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 43rd in the regionMost Influential: 75th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 93rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 130th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 134th in the regionFattest Citizens: 138th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 142nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 167th in the regionLargest Black Market: 197th in the regionRudest Citizens: 200th in the regionMost Stationary: 228th in the regionMost Cultured: 246th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 282nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 303rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 304th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 315th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 372nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 397th in the regionMost Armed: 426th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 437th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 443rd in the regionNudest: 506th in the regionLargest Populations: 514th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 525th in the regionMost Developed: 538th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 540th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 566th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 620th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 635th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 696th in the regionBest Weather: 730th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 794th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 802nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 831st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 835th in the region

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