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Most Authoritarian: 7,187thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,244thMost Ignorant Citizens: 18,185th
The Jingoistic States of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
All that glitters is gold.
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The Infinite Socialist Republic of Shrek

Population365 million

CurrencyAll Star
AnimalSabre Toothed Swamp Donkey

The Jingoistic States of The Infinite Socialist Republic of Shrek is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, public floggings, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 365 million Shrekians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. The average income tax rate is 69.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Shrekian economy, worth 8.99 trillion All Stars 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 a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, 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 24,620 All Stars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Jury duty means front row seats to a spectacular show, suspicious locals close their doors leaving tourists to suffer the elements by themselves, people can get away with murder these days, and critical thinking is grounds for expulsion from university. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Infinite Socialist Republic of Shrek's national animal is the Sabre Toothed Swamp Donkey, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

The Infinite Socialist Republic of Shrek is ranked 132,091st in the world and 6,150th in The East Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 69.5 Years.

Most Authoritarian: 7,187thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,244thTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 18,185thMost Income Equality: 18,835thMost Extreme: 20,795th
Most Authoritarian: 452nd in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 674th in the regionMost Extreme: 701st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 860th in the region

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