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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Shantan was endorsed by The Armed Republic of The United Neo American Union.
- : Shantan was endorsed by The Republic of America Mjolnir.
- : Shantan was endorsed by The Emerald Republic of Kilkire.
- : Shantan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
- : Shantan endorsed The Production State of Aleister.
- : Shantan endorsed The Commonwealth of ArenaC.
- : Shantan endorsed The Mairorist Utopia of Greater Felter.
- : Shantan endorsed The Office Cowboy of Funkadelia.
- : Shantan was endorsed by The Office Cowboy of Funkadelia.
- : Shantan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
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