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Largest Retail Industry: 142ndMost Efficient Economies: 176thRudest Citizens: 182nd
The Atrahasian Republic of
Beware Those Who Serve the Greater Good
The Shar
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population13.105 billion

LeaderThe Shar


The Atrahasian Republic of Haja-Mishu is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by The Shar with an even hand, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, complete lack of prisons, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 13.105 billion Shurayu enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government is primarily concerned with Industry, with Education and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shuraya. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Shurayu economy, worth a remarkable 4,680 trillion Ruons a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 357,160 Ruons, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,651,662 per year while the poor average 46,594, a ratio of 35.4 to 1.

Jury selection begins with explaining what a jury is, The Shar's new android secretary is the latest media darling, consuming ecstasy is a common rite of passage, and door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes'. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Haja-Mishu's national animal is the Lamassu, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is None.

Haja-Mishu is ranked 1,079th in the world and 4th in The Fourth Sovereign Charter for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 14,152.2 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Largest Retail Industry: 142ndMost Efficient Economies: 176thRudest Citizens: 182ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 257thMost Armed: 332ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 380thFattest Citizens: 394thHighest Crime Rates: 412thMost Subsidized Industry: 488thMost Avoided: 498thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 510thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 651stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 935thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,056thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,079thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,086thHighest Average Incomes: 1,113thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,325thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,326thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,348thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,557thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,615thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,655thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,692ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,984thHighest Economic Output: 1,996thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 2,146thSmartest Citizens: 2,224thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,241stLargest Mining Sector: 2,329thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,583rdLargest Publishing Industry: 2,604thMost Cultured: 3,111thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,739thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,077thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,443rdLargest Governments: 6,813thMost Secular: 6,984thMost Influential: 8,861stTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,698thLargest Black Market: 11,615thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,479thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,714thLargest Populations: 17,399thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 18,121st
Most Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionTop
Most Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 5 » Asgareth, Harren Island, Greater Slavacia, Oceanion, and Kaiserrealm.

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