by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 481stMost Influential: 2,229thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,840th
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Population519 million


The Kingdom of Shadeth is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its pith helmet sales, otherworldly petting zoo, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 519 million Shadethians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 69.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Shadethian economy, worth 41.4 trillion Gils a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Information Technology, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 79,700 Gils, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons, military equipment stores have a tendency to go up in flames, new government leaflets tell coeliac children to eat more crisps, and it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shadeth's national animal is the Hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Shadeth is ranked 39,190th in the world and 1,202nd in the South Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 42.26 quips per hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 481stMost Influential: 2,229thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,840thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 13,739thNicest Citizens: 13,763rdMost Cultured: 15,600thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,235thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,879thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,150thHealthiest Citizens: 19,147thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,229thHighest Food Quality: 21,459thMost Beautiful Environments: 21,494thMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,406thMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,040thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23,239thMost Income Equality: 23,302ndLargest Welfare Programs: 24,307thBest Weather: 24,389thHighest Poor Incomes: 25,210thMost Cheerful Citizens: 25,412th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 68th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 213th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 255th in the regionMost Cultured: 494th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 502nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 503rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 509th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 556th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 579th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 580th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 598th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 620th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 636th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 674th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 739th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 740th in the regionBest Weather: 751st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 764th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 791st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 932nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 943rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 995th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,006th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1,011th in the regionLargest Governments: 1,018th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Shadeth, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma.
  • : Following new legislation in Shadeth, new government leaflets tell coeliac children to eat more crisps.
  • : Following new legislation in Shadeth, military equipment stores have a tendency to go up in flames.
  • : Shadeth was endorsed by The Great Millenary Empire of Aurcania.
  • : Shadeth was endorsed by The Grand Duchy of Puntiana.
  • : Following new legislation in Shadeth, the nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons.
  • : Following new legislation in Shadeth, intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works.
  • : Following new legislation in Shadeth, cancer rates amongst the richest in society are inexplicably on the rise.
  • : Following new legislation in Shadeth, Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume.
  • : Following new legislation in Shadeth, nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 264 » Amerion, Beblahbleblo, Ever Testing, Holota, Chernaya Zvezda, Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, Aidenfieeld, Corgitopiaa, Nowa Europa, Bleakfoot, Arscanesia, Eleuthelrium, ARIAPOLIS01, Treir, Wehraboos, Yaravia, Land Without Shrimp, The Island of Sorna, Bawkie, Kringalia, Ebonhand, Tepertopia, Biwaki, Bear Connors Paradiso, Unojo, Shintoese, Groblinus, Skaladoria, Shefino, Altnavia, Blondiesland, PsiCorps, Myness, Zanforadon, Leimarite Empire, Linden Oak, Yellunstryer, Saint Roberts, Cereskia 2, Curlyhoward, Esterwood, Venezia Pacifica, The Solar System Scope, Ostavaria, PenguinPies, Darakin, New Sanet, Martiland, Rebel-topia, Jehenna, and 214 others.South Pernambuco, Rectionk, Gennaretia, Myhomecountry, Froshar, Isokenzar, Tsunamy, Goom Bay, The Two Jerseys, Nova Montron, Cyratict Tandtopia, USNE2018, Shoinkwishima, No moking, SIFB FEDERATION, Banglazstrogaria, New Snowshoe, Zaelith, Trollmoor, YouSIS, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Of The Bannana Boat Republic, Austrian Civals, Sumina, Southern Numenor, Fortunase, Alienware Keyboards, GERMAN EMPIER, Kiasu-ism, Wellish, Canmore, Numano, Dausuva, Nomayuki, Uvalor, Lynxaion, United States of Belvaria, Osire Eyertium, Novalunosis, La Farlagio, Fasire, Amoralami, RestartAll, The United Pirate Cities of Flotilla, Walloonia, Khal Papax, Gracca, Orizzia, Hadrex, New Qafedemar, New Stenda, Rad Asia, Eastern Cenland Anuicalica, Narita Brian, Of the european socialist republics, Promised Islands, Detroxia, Akimera, Saohoa, Photoplier, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Aschenburg, Zamkadishi, Soem, A leftover country, New Cons Ryaklant, Kliegme, Noimosini, Fritata, East Papas Fritas, Pamduj, Great Lothian, Privatore, Nomisma, Nill Vill, Novarian Republic, Venkara, Cypheri, Sozlanden, San Arcadio, Makinius, Pamela And Hepatitis, Zakharta, Loringia, Corfe Mullen, Itani, The New Dacians, Yore Bumm, Gatalian, Kremony, Steviland, Moblokia, Thezan, Ancient Slobovia, Greneria, Cassius empire, Oxyliteral, Depressed Nation, Atomic Garden, United States of Diplomatia, Of Barkarosa, Jammlandia, GreaterLeafland, Societyland, Imperium Sempiternum, Sismite, Aoz, Kingson Island, Gymnostan, Sautu, Capitalfornia, New Mistland, Ritzel, Centristvill, Baron Ungern and Tzar Nicholas, Bonobiana, Bohenia, Antarctic Empires, Maeiland, New Anterea, Tyflugian, Asderst, Menesynchro, Neo Namea, Alaninia, Stoinia, Gonteris, Evaburn, Karimata, Melayu Federation, Arvan Irawer, Theilan2, Inhokosu, Eddonia, Unielvan Millorvium, Montangia, Doraya, Sarasevo, Seythennia, Idealismm, Oreo States, North Kanuckistan, Calistan, Southern Plumastang, New American Dictatorship, Stonewick, Great Marsinia, Rogni, Bomlerzia, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Nori Natto, Great Andora, Bharathvarsha, Arugan, Seyja, Sedunn, Malmsia, Tvania, Kantamaria, Proctethia, Blipp, Sanden, Karatengisa, Driodal, South Blossom, Center Lisle, Ullan, Stephastan, Noire Denholm, The Stolen Lands, Kepler-B, Myndia, Erstavik, Farengeto, West Pastafaria, Farelonia, Taigama, Kanatian Percocet, Lile Ulie Islands, Boraland, Rhetiaa, Saint Ziana, Cucutenium, South Pacifican Kilendjj, Nouvel Empire, Kalilola, LadyRebels, Willing Mind, Linguiniland, Dakalian, The Haughtherlands, Truskawkoland, Ferristia, Jaznhujkel, Kurdislavic Algharbistan, MaPetiteFille, Evinea, TescoPepsi, FanTuan, Los Rodeos, Saciu, Nidon, Sandaoguo, Luli Safari, Nekoatsumelandia, Concrete Slab, Brazilian impero2, BEEstreetz, Viotekia, Ostela-Aswines, Theoussia, Noutoshi, Puntiana, and Aurcania.