by Max Barry

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Lowest Crime Rates: 234thHighest Average Tax Rates: 311thMost Developed: 331st
The Imperial Semi-Democracy of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
Strength, Justice, and Prosperity for the People!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population11.857 billion

CapitalShnailand City
LeaderKevin Kurashima
Faiththe Way of the Shnail

CurrencyShnailandian Note

The Imperial Semi-Democracy of Shnailand is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Kevin Kurashima with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, pith helmet sales, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 11.857 billion Shnailandians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Industry, and Environment also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shnailand City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Shnailandian economy, worth a remarkable 3,696 trillion Shnailandian Notes a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 311,758 Shnailandian Notes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Doctors accused of having no heart reply that cardiology isn't their speciality, money grows on trees, diplomatic cables about Kevin Kurashima have suddenly been very flattering, and attempts to inform people about their unclaimed property are often mistaken for telephone scams. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shnailand's national animal is the Shnail, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is the Way of the Shnail.

Shnailand is ranked 245,859th in the world and 5,995th in the Pacific for Most Armed, with 0.08 Weapons Per Person.

Lowest Crime Rates: 234thHighest Average Tax Rates: 311thMost Developed: 331stLargest Governments: 354thLongest Average Lifespans: 371stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 567thHealthiest Citizens: 578thHighest Poor Incomes: 645thMost Efficient Economies: 702ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 730thMost Corrupt Governments: 797thMost Valuable International Artwork: 886thMost Scientifically Advanced: 900thMost Advanced Public Transport: 925thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,062ndMost Devout: 1,108thBest Weather: 1,173rdMost Inclusive: 1,268thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,280thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,315thSmartest Citizens: 1,527thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,602ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,660thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,791stMost Cultured: 1,811thHighest Average Incomes: 1,867thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,001stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,048thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,340thTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 2,858thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,354thHighest Economic Output: 3,422ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,856thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,525thMost Influential: 9,038thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,459thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 12,643rdLargest Publishing Industry: 12,729thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,448thMost Authoritarian: 23,044thMost Income Equality: 23,883rd
Highest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionMost Developed: 11th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 21st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 24th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 24th in the regionBest Weather: 26th in the regionMost Inclusive: 27th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 27th in the regionMost Devout: 30th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 31st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 32nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 35th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 37th in the regionMost Cultured: 38th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 38th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 46th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 48th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 49th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 51st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 55th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 60th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 61st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 62nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 64th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 84th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 112th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 115th in the regionLargest Populations: 130th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 277th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 281st in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 341st in the regionMost Stationary: 415th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, attempts to inform people about their unclaimed property are often mistaken for telephone scams.
  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, diplomatic cables about Kevin Kurashima have suddenly been very flattering.
  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, money grows on trees.
  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, doctors accused of having no heart reply that cardiology isn't their speciality.
  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, all telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons'.
  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, children spend all morning taking out a comma and all afternoon putting it back in again.
  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, banning party poppers has been a real party pooper.
  • : Shnailand was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality and Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, it is illegal to make racist remarks in public.
  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, new arrivals are asked the location of the Minister of the Interior's birthmark.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 8 » East Durthang, Hadarstan, New Ropakstadt, Glealian, Airengard, Antionn Romia, Varemoke, and Pacific Denmark.

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