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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 408thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,732ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,241st
The Principality of
Compulsory Consumerist State
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Shararik

Population16.704 billion

LeaderDvojnikPina II
FaithFaith in Vitality of the Nation

CurrencySmeshinka
AnimalRabbit-Penguin

The Principality of Shararik is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by DvojnikPina II with an iron fist, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, strictly enforced bedtime, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 16.704 billion Smeshariki 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 minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Law & Order, with Industry also on the agenda, while Healthcare and Environment receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2.6%.

The powerhouse Smesharik economy, worth a remarkable 1,761 trillion Smeshinkas a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Woodchip Exports, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 105,441 Smeshinkas, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 958,864 per year while the poor average 1,323, a ratio of 724 to 1.

Survivors of the Great Internet Flame War often recount horror stories of banhammers and DOS attacks, employees are told they can avoid traffic jams by starting work at 4 AM, school uniforms are compulsory, and fraternities are notoriously exclusive. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Shararik's national animal is the Rabbit-Penguin, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Faith in Vitality of the Nation.

Shararik is ranked 65,123rd in the world and 1st in Mapperdonia for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 2,672.07 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 408thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,732ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,241stLargest Gambling Industry: 2,247thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,650thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,975thFattest Citizens: 3,548thHighest Crime Rates: 3,658thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,285thMost Avoided: 4,514thMost Stationary: 5,068thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,565thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,680thHighest Economic Output: 11,106thMost Armed: 12,915thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 15,057thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,931stLargest Populations: 17,178thMost Rebellious Youth: 17,469thMost Ignorant Citizens: 18,851stMost Influential: 20,841stMost Devout: 22,730thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 24,182ndLargest Mining Sector: 24,835thMost Corrupt Governments: 25,846th

National Happenings

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  • : Shararik was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Shararik was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : Shararik was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Armed and the Top 10% for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Shararik was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : Shararik was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : Shararik was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • : Shararik was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Shararik was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Shararik was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Shararik was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.

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