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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 336thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 380thLargest Information Technology Sector: 498th
The Technocratic Megacorp of
Psychotic Dictatorship
BJMShaw is the Best person ever
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Population4.588 billion



The Technocratic Megacorp of BJMShaw is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by BJMShaw with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, frequent executions, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 4.588 billion BJMShawians 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of BJMShawington. The average income tax rate is 96.2%.

The frighteningly efficient BJMShawian economy, worth a remarkable 1,580 trillion Monies 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, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing and Information Technology. 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 344,475 Monies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

Groups of government workers are declared protected tribes if they venture too deep into the Capitol, it's rare to find an unchewed pencil, gambling is outlawed, and blind students are at a disadvantage now that test papers printed in braille have been discontinued. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. BJMShaw's national animal is the Uni, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Kiwism.

BJMShaw is ranked 186,956th in the world and 135th in The United Federations for Most Politically Free, scoring 10.57 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 336thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 380thLargest Information Technology Sector: 498thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 534thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 613thMost Secular: 790thLargest Black Market: 932ndMost Corrupt Governments: 1,156thHighest Average Incomes: 1,261stMost Armed: 1,430thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,548thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,737thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,181stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,190thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,326thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,406thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,187thLargest Governments: 3,209thLowest Crime Rates: 3,483rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,563rdLargest Insurance Industry: 4,560thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,651stSmartest Citizens: 4,753rdMost Efficient Economies: 5,547thMost Authoritarian: 5,793rdMost Beautiful Environments: 6,073rdMost Conservative: 7,091stMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,409thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,079thHighest Economic Output: 10,033rdTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,956thMost Developed: 16,615thMost Extreme: 18,532nd
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Extreme: 2nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Conservative: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the region

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