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Candlewhisper Archive was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 235
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 45thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 102ndFattest Citizens: 107th
The AI See You of
Capitalizt Self-Congratulatory Merchant Bankers
If there be dearth in the land, if there be pestilence,
April Showers
Influence
Duckspeaker
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Candlewhisper Archive

Population10.319 billion

CapitalMonaster
LeaderApril Showers
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 April Showers with an even hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, rampant corporate plagiarism, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 10.319 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, 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 4,498 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 435,932 slightly grubby dollars, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,484,147 per year while the poor average 37,159, a ratio of 66.9 to 1.

Teens are voting on which C-List pop star will be next to be evicted from the opera house, politicians always seem to take two steps forward then three steps back, raver DJ XStacy holds multiple medical degrees in chillaxing, and witnesses have to run a gauntlet of mob enforcers to testify at trials. 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 222,749th in the world and 460th in Forest for Most Income Equality, scoring 1.5 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 45thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 102ndFattest Citizens: 107thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 111thMost Avoided: 114thLargest Retail Industry: 128thRudest Citizens: 133rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 182ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 214thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 226thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 290thHighest Crime Rates: 303rdMost Secular: 323rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 343rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 366thLargest Information Technology Sector: 368thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 394thMost Inclusive: 396thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 468thSmartest Citizens: 489thHighest Average Incomes: 509thMost Rebellious Youth: 561stMost Influential: 619thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 733rdLargest Mining Sector: 840thMost Valuable International Artwork: 845thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 894thMost Armed: 934thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,016thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,061stLargest Insurance Industry: 1,191stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,262ndMost Cultured: 1,779thHighest Economic Output: 2,084thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,136thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,296thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,318thMost Efficient Economies: 6,428thTop
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Most Stationary: 12,603rdMost Pro-Market: 13,196thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,889thLargest Black Market: 14,403rdNudest: 22,911thLargest Populations: 23,401st
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 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: 8th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 8th in the regionMost Secular: 9th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 10th in the regionMost Influential: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 11th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionMost Armed: 12th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 12th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 12th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 12th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 15th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 18th in the regionMost Stationary: 18th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 28th in the region

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