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Most Armed: 4,119thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,537thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,490th
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Shadow Dealer

Population1.307 billion

LeaderMiguel Hidalgo

CurrencyShadow notes

The State and occupied territory of Shadow Dealer is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Miguel Hidalgo with an iron fist, and notable for its parental licensing program, digital currency, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-working, cynical, devout population of 1.307 billion Shadows are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Administration, Education, and Law & Order also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Al'ashbah. The average income tax rate is 69.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Shadow economy, worth 158 trillion Shadow noteses 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 Retail. 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 impressive 121,379 Shadow noteses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets, movie producers send film critics wads of cash in their morning newspapers in anticipation of gushing praise, beating enemies to death with a baseball bat is legal if done within nine innings, and travelers often bring empty plastic bottles on Air Shadow Dealer flights to avoid the pay lavatories. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shadow Dealer's national animal is the Crow, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Islam.

Shadow Dealer is ranked 15,064th in the world and 28th in First World Order for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 5,613.62 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Armed: 4,119thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,537thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,490thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,792ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,135thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 10,685thMost Inclusive: 11,865thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,401stMost Corrupt Governments: 14,617thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,670thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15,064thLargest Retail Industry: 15,633rdLowest Crime Rates: 16,638thMost Developed: 18,809thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,557thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,040th
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 14th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 14th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 16th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 16th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 16th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 16th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 17th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 19th in the regionLargest Populations: 19th in the regionLargest Black Market: 21st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 21st in the regionNicest Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 26th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 28th in the region

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