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The Crowned Republic of Highton Islands

“Unitas pax libertas et securitas”

Category: Capitalizt
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The North Pacific


Highton Islands

Population7.742 billion

CapitalHighton City
LeaderPresident Alex Calabrese

AnimalCoco Monkey

The Crowned Republic of Highton Islands is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Alex Calabrese with an even hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions, avant-garde cinema, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 7.742 billion Hightonians 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 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 40.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Hightonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,187 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 frequent. Average income is an impressive 153,361 Blocks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 581,844 per year while the poor average 28,061, a ratio of 20.7 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 48,605th in the world and 2,472nd in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 2,163.46 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 127thMost Influential: 255thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,183rdTop
Most Devout: 1,965thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,219thRudest Citizens: 3,389thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,901stFattest Citizens: 4,024thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,158thMost Cultured: 4,888thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,484thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,498thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,781stNicest Citizens: 6,861stLargest Black Market: 6,939thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,300thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,389thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,138thMost Developed: 9,270thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,661stMost Stationary: 9,726thSmartest Citizens: 11,219thHighest Average Incomes: 11,641stHighest Economic Output: 11,707thMost Armed: 11,975thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,134thBest Weather: 13,323rdLargest Retail Industry: 13,425thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,485thNudest: 14,523rd
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 38th in the regionMost Influential: 70th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 90th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 110th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 129th in the regionFattest Citizens: 136th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 142nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 170th in the regionLargest Black Market: 196th in the regionRudest Citizens: 200th in the regionMost Stationary: 237th in the regionMost Cultured: 250th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 289th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 305th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 314th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 322nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 370th in the regionTop
Most Armed: 387th in the regionNicest Citizens: 390th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 427th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 434th in the regionNudest: 457th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 457th in the regionLargest Populations: 516th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 540th in the regionMost Developed: 550th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 569th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 634th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 640th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 657th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 703rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 712th in the regionBest Weather: 732nd in the region

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