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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 40thMost Valuable International Artwork: 61stMost Influential: 170th
The Lucky Ricky Spanish of
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Shibutani

Population7.032 billion

CapitalMAYA
LeaderSt Patrick
FaithThe Church of the Cosmic Skull

CurrencyGold bar
Animalleprechaun

The Lucky Ricky Spanish of Shibutani is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by St Patrick with an even hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 7.032 billion Shibutanians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of MAYA. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 54.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Shibutanian economy, worth a remarkable 3,094 trillion Gold bars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 440,016 Gold bars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,133,123 per year while the poor average 52,539, a ratio of 40.6 to 1.

Sleeping on the job is recommended, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits, garishly-decorated government buildings are being hailed as the height of 'religious nouveau', and Jennifer Government is a bestseller. Crime is totally unknown. Shibutani's national animal is the leprechaun, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Church of the Cosmic Skull.

Shibutani is ranked 21,420th in the world and 372nd in The North Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 40.6 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 40thMost Valuable International Artwork: 61stMost Influential: 170thLargest Retail Industry: 238thRudest Citizens: 382ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 440thMost Efficient Economies: 485thHighest Average Incomes: 547thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 572ndMost Devout: 647thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 698thLargest Publishing Industry: 704thLargest Agricultural Sector: 818thMost Scientifically Advanced: 944thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,015thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,047thMost Cultured: 1,224thLargest Black Market: 1,454thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,608thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,628thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,681stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,746thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,772ndFattest Citizens: 1,931stSmartest Citizens: 2,002ndLargest Governments: 2,286thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,777thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,479thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,674thHighest Economic Output: 4,633rdLowest Crime Rates: 5,746thLargest Mining Sector: 6,209thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,550thMost Developed: 7,903rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,688thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,268thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,124thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,041stMost Rebellious Youth: 16,170thMost Stationary: 16,732ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,817thMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,340thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,423rdHighest Drug Use: 21,109thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 21,420thMost Cheerful Citizens: 21,620th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 12th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 17th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 17th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 19th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 25th in the regionRudest Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Devout: 33rd in the regionMost Influential: 34th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 37th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 39th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 48th in the regionLargest Black Market: 54th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 57th in the regionMost Cultured: 60th in the regionFattest Citizens: 61st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 63rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 65th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 72nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 75th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 97th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 115th in the regionLargest Governments: 124th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 126th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 134th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 134th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 177th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 246th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 309th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 372nd in the regionMost Stationary: 382nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 400th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 436th in the regionMost Developed: 479th in the regionTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 558th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 591st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 592nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 605th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 667th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 781st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 839th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 856th in the regionMost Armed: 860th in the regionLargest Populations: 919th in the region

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