by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,196th Most Influential: 2,002nd Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,378th
The Neo-Paradise of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Shantan Am Byth
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Political Freedom

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Population964 million

LeaderArchon Draig


The Neo-Paradise of Shantan is a huge, safe nation, ruled by Archon Draig with an even hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 964 million Shantanians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Caerhaloth. The average income tax rate is 75.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Shantanian economy, worth 93.7 trillion chin-yens a year, is quite specialized and led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 97,178 chin-yens, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool, euthanasia is legal, the delay between passed legislation and real world implementation is often a decade or longer, and excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shantan's national animal is the Chimera, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Shantan is ranked 7,592nd in the world and 238th in The East Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 94.67 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,196thTop
Most Influential: 2,002ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,378thSafest: 5,716thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,592ndLargest Publishing Industry: 7,668thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,973rdNicest Citizens: 8,016thTop
Most Inclusive: 9,645thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,095thMost Pacifist: 10,281stMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,515thMost Cultured: 14,201stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,521stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,945thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,143rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,162ndSmartest Citizens: 15,420thNudest: 15,898thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,005thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,010thLowest Crime Rates: 16,152nd
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 86th in the regionMost Influential: 118th in the regionSafest: 158th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 158th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 182nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 226th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 226th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 238th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 239th in the regionMost Inclusive: 287th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 291st in the regionMost Pacifist: 316th in the regionTop
Nudest: 334th in the regionMost Cultured: 345th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 384th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 387th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 409th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 414th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 431st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 436th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 441st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 450th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 452nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 496th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 507th in the regionLargest Governments: 510th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 554th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 586th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 588th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 619th in the region

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