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Most Devout: 2,783rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,286thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,525th
The King's State of
Libertarian Police State Slightly Overzealous Peoples Democracy
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Raphael Mcbride
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Shabandra

Population5.419 billion

CapitalRolio
LeaderRaphael Mcbride
FaithHellenic

CurrencyGold coin
AnimalArmadillo

The King's State of Shabandra is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Raphael Mcbride with an iron fist, and remarkable for its aversion to nipples, infamous sell-swords, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 5.419 billion Shabandran's are proud of their wide-ranging civil freedoms, and those who aren't tend to be dragged off the streets by men in dark suits and hustled into cars with tinted windows.

The enormous, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Industry, Law & Order, and Education also on the agenda, while International Aid is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rolio. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 78.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Shabandran economy, worth 589 trillion Gold coins a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 108,851 Gold coins, with the richest citizens earning 8.3 times as much as the poorest.

Conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings, the installation of street lights across remote goat tracks has left citizens bemused, court cases mostly involve lawyers shouting questions at witnesses giving silent shrugs, and apprentice builders get teased for wearing hard hats. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shabandra's national animal is the Armadillo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Hellenic.

Shabandra is ranked 10,516th in the world and 152nd in 10000 Islands for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 6,396.54 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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5%
Most Devout: 2,783rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,286thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,525thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,826thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,141stBest Weather: 8,386thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,591stMost Efficient Economies: 8,605thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,958thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,637thLargest Black Market: 10,175thTop
10%
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,516thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,741stMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,585thMost Developed: 14,068thMost Cultured: 14,536thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,586thMost Influential: 14,886thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,978thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,051stMost Advanced Public Education: 15,503rdLowest Crime Rates: 16,719thLargest Governments: 17,337th
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5%
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 26th in the regionMost Devout: 32nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 57th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 65th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 67th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 69th in the regionLargest Black Market: 76th in the regionTop
10%
Most Efficient Economies: 115th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 116th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 152nd in the regionBest Weather: 161st in the regionNudest: 169th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 177th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 200th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shabandra's influence in 10000 Islands rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Following new legislation in Shabandra, apprentice builders get teased for wearing hard hats.
  • : Following new legislation in Shabandra, court cases mostly involve lawyers shouting questions at witnesses giving silent shrugs.
  • : Following new legislation in Shabandra, the installation of street lights across remote goat tracks has left citizens bemused.
  • : Following new legislation in Shabandra, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • : Following new legislation in Shabandra, primetime re-runs of The Black and White Minstrel Show are a critical hit.
  • : Shabandra was endorsed by The Democratic States of Bortheria.
  • : Shabandra was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Shabandra, the government is pouring funds into the nation's welfare system.
  • : Following new legislation in Shabandra, high school bands practice by moonlight.

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