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Least Corrupt Governments: 294thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 306thMost Advanced Public Education: 332nd
The Grand Jurisprudence of
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Cuius Testiculos Habes, Habeas Cardia Et Cerebellum
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Shamian

Population8.732 billion

CapitalAnkh-Morpork
LeaderTarrin Kael
FaithJainism

CurrencyTaol
AnimalOtter

The Grand Jurisprudence of Shamian is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Tarrin Kael with a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, absence of drug laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.732 billion Shamanians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Industry, and Administration are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ankh-Morpork. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Shamianian economy, worth a remarkable 2,618 trillion Taols a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 299,896 Taols, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside, Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, teachers are dying as they attempt to read 500 word essays without pausing for breath, and children's daycare starts at the crack of dawn. Crime is totally unknown. Shamian's national animal is the Otter, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Jainism.

Shamian is ranked 15,421st in the world and 34th in The Communist Bloc for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 333,089 Standard Monetary Units.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 294thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 306thMost Advanced Public Education: 332ndMost Influential: 338thMost Secular: 348thMost Inclusive: 389thMost Efficient Economies: 403rdSmartest Citizens: 404thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 557thHighest Poor Incomes: 604thLargest Information Technology Sector: 646thMost Compassionate Citizens: 648thHighest Average Tax Rates: 666thNicest Citizens: 668thLargest Governments: 703rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 828thMost Subsidized Industry: 868thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 892ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 924thMost Beautiful Environments: 952ndMost Pacifist: 1,078thSafest: 1,173rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,199thMost Cultured: 1,213thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,432ndRudest Citizens: 1,612thHighest Drug Use: 1,945thHighest Average Incomes: 2,085thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,423rdTop
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Most Developed: 2,475thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,652ndMost Rebellious Youth: 2,816thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,208thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,607thLowest Crime Rates: 3,942ndHighest Economic Output: 5,854thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,826thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,281stMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,294thNudest: 10,290thTop
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Most Stationary: 12,566thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,421stMost Income Equality: 15,867thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 16,817thMost Politically Free: 19,447th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionMost Secular: 8th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionRudest Citizens: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 11th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 13th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Cultured: 18th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 18th in the regionLargest Governments: 18th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20th in the regionNicest Citizens: 20th in the regionSafest: 21st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 21st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 21st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21st in the regionMost Pacifist: 21st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 23rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 23rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 26th in the regionMost Stationary: 28th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 34th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 35th in the regionNudest: 37th in the regionMost Politically Free: 43rd in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 58th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 63rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 65th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 75th in the regionMost Extreme: 79th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 82nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 86th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 88th in the regionLargest Populations: 93rd in the region

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