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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 111th Most Influential: 205th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,298th
The Crowned Republic of
Capitalist Paradise Corporate Slave State
Unitas pax libertas et securitas
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Highton Islands

Population7.179 billion

CapitalHighton City
LeaderPresident Alex Calabrese
FaithCourantism

CurrencyBlock
AnimalCoco Monkey

The Crowned Republic of Highton Islands is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Alex Calabrese with an even hand, and renowned for its triple-decker prams, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 7.179 billion Hightonians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

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 39.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Hightonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,098 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 153,003 Blocks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 593,961 per year while the poor average 26,980, a ratio of 22.0 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 150,424th in the world and 8,340th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 90.23 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 111thMost Influential: 205thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,298thTop
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Most Devout: 2,041stLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,246thRudest Citizens: 3,352ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,041stFattest Citizens: 4,462ndMost Rebellious Youth: 4,483rdMost Cultured: 5,030thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,565thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,647thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,050thNicest Citizens: 7,025thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,581stLargest Black Market: 7,620thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,853rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,402ndTop
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Most Developed: 9,710thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,102ndMost Stationary: 10,455thSmartest Citizens: 11,602ndHighest Average Incomes: 12,256thMost Armed: 12,406thHighest Economic Output: 12,665thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,622ndBest Weather: 14,199thLargest Retail Industry: 14,605thNudest: 15,120thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,546th
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 47th in the regionMost Influential: 59th in the regionMost Devout: 83rd in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 97th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 126th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 139th in the regionFattest Citizens: 147th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 164th in the regionRudest Citizens: 197th in the regionLargest Black Market: 217th in the regionMost Cultured: 239th in the regionMost Stationary: 252nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 283rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 307th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 322nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 326th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 379th in the regionNicest Citizens: 402nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 439th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 464th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 477th in the regionNudest: 530th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 555th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 565th in the regionLargest Populations: 572nd in the regionMost Developed: 577th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 584th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 646th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 714th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 749th in the regionBest Weather: 770th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 857th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 904th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 907th in the region

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