by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,738thMost Influential: 1,879thBest Weather: 2,773rd
The Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise Normal
When the ting went quack quack quack, we won't duck
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population4.928 billion

CapitalOfori City
LeaderPresident Dapaah

CurrencyShaqolandian Scoopnum

The Republic of Shaqolandia is a massive, safe nation, ruled by President Dapaah with an even hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, complete lack of prisons, and parental licensing program. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.928 billion Asznees enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ofori City. The average income tax rate is 81.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Shaqolandian economy, worth 676 trillion Shaqolandian Scoopnums a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 137,362 Shaqolandian Scoopnums, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, attendance of fathers at PTA meetings is at an all-time high, nine out of ten citizens of Shaqolandia answered 'nuclear safety inspector' when asked their occupation, and plain-clothes police officers follow Dàguó tourists everywhere they go. Crime is totally unknown. Shaqolandia's national animal is the Furvius, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Shaqolandia is ranked 75,148th in the world and 2,701st in the West Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 68 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,738thMost Influential: 1,879thTop
Best Weather: 2,773rdMost Beautiful Environments: 2,850thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,755thMost Cultured: 4,054thMost Inclusive: 4,234thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,706thMost Pacifist: 4,956thHealthiest Citizens: 4,996thMost Developed: 5,152ndLongest Average Lifespans: 5,372ndHighest Poor Incomes: 5,627thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,024thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,226thSmartest Citizens: 6,421stMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,891stMost Rebellious Youth: 7,235thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,309thNicest Citizens: 8,154thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,223rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,706thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,157thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,420thLargest Governments: 11,522ndMost Secular: 11,666thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,879thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,014thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,918thMost Income Equality: 13,333rdMost Efficient Economies: 13,492ndLowest Crime Rates: 14,405thHighest Average Incomes: 16,650thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,879thMost Stationary: 20,532nd
Most Influential: 48th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 59th in the regionBest Weather: 60th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 64th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 80th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 82nd in the regionMost Cultured: 96th in the regionMost Inclusive: 114th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 115th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 115th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 123rd in the regionMost Developed: 124th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 127th in the regionMost Pacifist: 128th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 141st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 150th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 151st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 156th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 165th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 166th in the regionNicest Citizens: 200th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 208th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 212th in the regionLargest Governments: 227th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 229th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 242nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 254th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 261st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 287th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 292nd in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 316th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 317th in the regionMost Secular: 324th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 331st in the regionLargest Populations: 434th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 467th in the regionMost Income Equality: 521st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 558th in the region

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