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Chan Island was Condemned by Security Council Resolution # 264
Most Influential: 1,731stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,446thLargest Black Market: 6,428th
The Hidden Pirate Cove of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Hoist the black flag!
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Vassal
Deputy Forest Keeper
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Good
Economy
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Chan Island

Population8.752 billion

CapitalChanning Townton
LeaderChris Chan
FaithThe Great Hatred

CurrencyShiny Thing
AnimalAxe

The Hidden Pirate Cove of Chan Island is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Chris Chan with an even hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, keen interest in outer space, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed population of 8.752 billion Chan Islanders have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Channing Townton. The average income tax rate is 77.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Chan Islander economy, worth 849 trillion Shiny Things a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Trout Farming. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 97,021 Shiny Things, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Piracy is the nation's most popular pastime, games of cops and robbers typically end in at least one fatal shooting, official Sermon-Free Zones are set-up around the nation's hotels, and the banshee wail foretells skies of death. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Chan Island's national animal is the Axe, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Great Hatred.

Chan Island is ranked 117,173rd in the world and 366th in Forest for Highest Crime Rates, with 2.46 Crimes Per Hour.

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Most Influential: 1,731stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,446thLargest Black Market: 6,428thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,625thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,206thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 10,331stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,404thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,907thBest Weather: 14,166thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,259thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,303rdMost Advanced Public Education: 16,101stMost Subsidized Industry: 16,116thMost Stationary: 16,622ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,931stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,017th
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Most Influential: 31st in the regionLargest Black Market: 39th in the regionMost Average: 41st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 42nd in the regionMost Stationary: 43rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 43rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 48th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 53rd in the region

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