by Max Barry

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,971stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,827thMost Influential: 8,616th
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East Shetland

Population2.478 billion

CapitalGlaschu r


The Kingdom of East Shetland is a massive, efficient nation, notable for its daily referendums, public floggings, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 2.478 billion East Shetlandians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Glaschu r. The average income tax rate is 53.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse East Shetlandian economy, worth 173 trillion pounds a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 70,193 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Government officials go door-to-door educating about the dangers of pseudoscience, foreign policy is to avoid standing up to bullies, officials pull all-nighters to check immigrants for potential links to terrorists, and insanely good theatre productions face government censorship. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. East Shetland's national animal is the Unicorn, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

East Shetland is ranked 58,115th in the world and 146th in 10000 Islands for Most Primitive, scoring 36.57 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,971stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,827thMost Influential: 8,616thTop
Best Weather: 16,590thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,878thSafest: 19,166thHealthiest Citizens: 21,538thMost Devout: 21,670thMost Cheerful Citizens: 21,812thLongest Average Lifespans: 22,138thMost Beautiful Environments: 22,287thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22,386thHighest Food Quality: 22,430th
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 58th in the region

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