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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,353rdMost Devout: 2,176thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,186th
The Violent Theocracy of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
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Xiānzhī
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Shuckle Empire

Population4.06 billion

CapitalXiānzhī City
LeaderXiānzhī
FaithShucklism

Currencydollar
AnimalGovernment Surveillance Drone

The Violent Theocracy of Shuckle Empire is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Xiānzhī with an iron fist, and notable for its closed borders, complete lack of prisons, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.06 billion Oviumists are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Xiānzhī City. The average income tax rate is 80.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Oviumist economy, worth 819 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 201,940 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Class clowns are frequently listed among the most dangerous criminals in the nation, motorists must pay to enter inner-cities during peak hours, the government says that Possession is nine-tenths of the Lore, and there is a heavy social stigma attached to e-cigarettes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shuckle Empire's national animal is the Government Surveillance Drone, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Shucklism.

Shuckle Empire is ranked 240,531st in the world and 7,861st in the South Pacific for Best Weather, with -63 Meters Of Sunlight.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,353rdMost Devout: 2,176thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,186thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,621stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,753rdMost Armed: 2,753rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,875thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,427thMost Influential: 3,804thFattest Citizens: 3,848thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,039thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,184thLargest Black Market: 4,909thMost Efficient Economies: 5,480thLowest Crime Rates: 6,283rdHighest Average Incomes: 6,493rdNudest: 7,286thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,669thLargest Mining Sector: 9,044thLargest Governments: 10,386thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,473rdTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 12,379thMost Avoided: 13,179thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 14,313thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,041stHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,712thLargest Insurance Industry: 16,785thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,619thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,032ndHighest Economic Output: 23,090thMost Advanced Public Education: 24,333rd
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Most Devout: 46th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 74th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 75th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 77th in the regionMost Armed: 79th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 90th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 114th in the regionFattest Citizens: 123rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 137th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 167th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 175th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 178th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 180th in the regionLargest Black Market: 195th in the regionNudest: 203rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 229th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 253rd in the regionLargest Governments: 290th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 310th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 386th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 429th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 430th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 441st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 455th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 461st in the regionMost Influential: 466th in the regionMost Avoided: 500th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 556th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 575th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 719th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 765th in the regionMost Developed: 779th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 799th in the region

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