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Candensia was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 308
Most Beautiful Environments: 1,683rdMost Influential: 1,864thBest Weather: 1,909th
The Royal Dominion of
Left-Leaning College State
Everything for the people.
King Zen II
Influence
Powerbroker
WA Delegate / Co-Founder
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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Candensia

Population7.468 billion

CapitalAlriora
LeaderKing Zen II

CurrencyAnden
AnimalSilverwing Falcon

The Royal Dominion of Candensia is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by King Zen II with an even hand, and notable for its frequent executions, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical population of 7.468 billion Candensians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

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. The average income tax rate is 85.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Candensian economy, worth a remarkable 1,315 trillion Andens a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 176,216 Andens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls, sex changes are routinely performed at Candensia's hospitals, grade school teachers mark homework with red "CITATION NEEDED" stamps, and the new one Anden coin also makes a handy throwing-star. 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 8,216th in the world and 14th in The Hole To Hide In for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 12,380.79 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Most Beautiful Environments: 1,683rdMost Influential: 1,864thBest Weather: 1,909thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,142ndTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,340thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,499thMost Cultured: 3,916thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,072ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,263rdMost Developed: 6,114thLargest Black Market: 6,219thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,534thNicest Citizens: 7,624thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,715thSmartest Citizens: 7,765thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,862ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,994thLargest Retail Industry: 8,216thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,395thMost Efficient Economies: 8,495thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,582ndHighest Average Incomes: 9,102ndMost Pacifist: 9,191stLargest Governments: 9,272ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,786thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,789thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,000thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 11,176thMost Inclusive: 11,439thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,975thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,410thHighest Economic Output: 12,841stLongest Average Lifespans: 13,693rdLowest Crime Rates: 13,912thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,982ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,878thHealthiest Citizens: 21,436thMost Stationary: 21,856thMost Secular: 22,052ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22,068th
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionMost Pacifist: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Candensia created a new poll in The Hole To Hide In: "Roleplay Mentor Elections".
  • : Candensia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Candensia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Candensia endorsed The Kingdom of Vargsheim.
  • : Candensia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Northern Borland".
  • : Candensia was endorsed by The Kingdom of Vargsheim.
  • : Candensia approved the World Assembly proposal "Provisional Rule in Wartime".
  • : Candensia approved the World Assembly proposal "Condemn Northern Borland".
  • : Candensia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Kuriko".
  • : Candensia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Reducing Disease Vectors".

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