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Most Beautiful Environments: 1,864th Best Weather: 2,335th Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,639th
The Royal Dominion of
Mother Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Everything for the people.
Queen Arissa I
Influence
Enforcer
WA Delegate / Steward and Head Moderator
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Candensia

Population3.6 billion

CapitalAlriora
LeaderQueen Arissa I

CurrencyAnden
AnimalSilverwing Falcon

The Royal Dominion of Candensia is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Queen Arissa I with an iron fist, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical population of 3.6 billion Candensians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alriora. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 76.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Candensian economy, worth 602 trillion Andens a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 167,398 Andens, with the richest citizens earning 8.1 times as much as the poorest.

Etiquette guides advise visitors to 'grovel gracefully', conscripts often volunteer for a second tour of duty so they can get a ticket to next year's Army Revue, foreign policy often involves bullwhips and leather, and the government's giant servers are often used as a tourist trap. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Candensia's national animal is the Silverwing Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Candensia is ranked 8,852nd in the world and 13th in The Hole To Hide In for Nicest Citizens, with 30.38 Average Smiles Per Day.

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Most Beautiful Environments: 1,864thBest Weather: 2,335thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,639thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,894thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,567thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,932ndMost Cultured: 4,191stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,603rdMost Developed: 5,295thLargest Retail Industry: 5,863rdMost Corrupt Governments: 6,223rdLargest Black Market: 6,254thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,286thMost Influential: 6,581stLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,598thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 8,208thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,211thMost Efficient Economies: 8,238thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,804thNicest Citizens: 8,852ndSmartest Citizens: 9,160thHighest Average Incomes: 9,230thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,931stMost Pacifist: 11,464thLargest Governments: 11,810thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,424thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,441stMost Subsidized Industry: 12,458thMost Inclusive: 12,816thMost Rebellious Youth: 14,235thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,600thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,039th
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 8th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 12th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 13th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 13th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionNicest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Governments: 15th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 16th in the regionMost Inclusive: 17th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 18th in the regionMost Pacifist: 18th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 18th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 20th in the region

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