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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 11,265thMost Pro-Market: 13,853rdLargest Gambling Industry: 15,192nd
The Confederacy of
Compulsory Consumerist State Consumerist Wage Drones
Service above Self
Influence
Instigator
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Few

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Shikito

Population166 million

CurrencyHan'ei
AnimalBlack Panther

The Confederacy of Shikito is a very large, orderly nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, ubiquitous missile silos, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 166 million Shikitoans are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Law & Order. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.8%.

The very strong Shikitoan economy, worth 11.1 trillion Han'eis a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 66,912 Han'eis, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 275,687 per year while the poor average 10,694, a ratio of 25.8 to 1.

The new foreign policy is "why bother invading neighbours when they can be bought wholesale?", mandatory electronic currency is a boon for credit card companies and government surveillance, 90% of active duty SAF personnel have been laid off and replaced by robot kill-drones, and beggars on the street are often heard asking for spare votes. Crime is a problem. Shikito's national animal is the Black Panther, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Shikito is ranked 65,002nd in the world and 9th in Dione for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 50.99 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 11,265thMost Pro-Market: 13,853rdLargest Gambling Industry: 15,192ndMost Avoided: 16,464thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,460th
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shikito's influence in Dione fell from "Dealmaker" to "Instigator".
  • : Shikito was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Shikito's influence in Dione rose from "Instigator" to "Dealmaker".
  • : Shikito's influence in Dione rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • : Shikito's influence in Dione fell from "Instigator" to "Contender".
  • : Shikito's influence in Dione fell from "Dealmaker" to "Instigator".
  • : Shikito's influence in Dione fell from "Enforcer" to "Dealmaker".
  • : Shikito's influence in Dione fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Enforcer".
  • : Following new legislation in Shikito, beggars on the street are often heard asking for spare votes.
  • : Following new legislation in Shikito, 90% of active duty SAF personnel have been laid off and replaced by robot kill-drones.

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