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Highest Economic Output: 451stMost Valuable International Artwork: 540thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 548th
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Population32.962 billion



The Ocean-Washed Archipelago of Kanaia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Jack with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, ban on automobiles, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 32.962 billion Kanaians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, outspoken government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Education and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rufion. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Kanaian economy, worth a remarkable 9,763 trillion Adrians 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 slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Tourism. 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 an amazing 296,189 Adrians, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life, bands of paramedics walk the streets looking for suspicious medical activity, the 'Museum Of Stuff We Stole' is a tourist favourite, and bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of. Crime is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Kanaia's national animal is the Oliphant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Kanaia is ranked 5,152nd in the world and 44th in 10000 Islands for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 6,657.77 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Highest Economic Output: 451stMost Valuable International Artwork: 540thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 548thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 633rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 672ndMost Armed: 722ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 915thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,051stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,207thLargest Populations: 1,358thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,449thHighest Crime Rates: 1,490thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,872ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,883rdLargest Gambling Industry: 1,961stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,997thHighest Average Incomes: 2,040thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 2,351stMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,429thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,634thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,919thLargest Black Market: 3,035thSmartest Citizens: 3,080thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,363rdBest Weather: 3,944thRudest Citizens: 4,694thLargest Mining Sector: 4,775thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,152ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,542ndMost Cultured: 5,601stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,682ndMost Influential: 7,941stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8,791stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,135thTop
Most Developed: 12,775thLargest Governments: 16,098thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 16,144thMost Politically Free: 17,961stMost Secular: 18,884thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,411thMost Efficient Economies: 20,035th
Highest Economic Output: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Populations: 11th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 11th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 12th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12th in the regionMost Armed: 12th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 19th in the regionTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 22nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 27th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 29th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 30th in the regionLargest Black Market: 32nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 32nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 39th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 42nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 44th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 45th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 46th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 49th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 53rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 55th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 62nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 70th in the regionBest Weather: 82nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 83rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 95th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 104th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 115th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 133rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 160th in the regionMost Developed: 203rd in the region

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