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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 931st Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,816th Most Influential: 3,015th
The Kingdom of
Father Knows Best State
feel the fire so cold it BURNS!
seazarine emprex raptor
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Kingdom of Inferno shiver is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by seazarine emprex raptor with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, sprawling nuclear power plants, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 1.014 billion Sharkkinds are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fathomir. The average income tax rate is 55.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Sharkkind economy, worth 126 trillion credits 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, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, and Woodchip Exports. 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 impressive 124,346 credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Taking hostages is a great way to influence government policy, the song 'They Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in Inferno shiver' is a smash hit, diners regard burgers made from mechanically reclaimed cow protein as "proper meat", and edutainment video games are taking Inferno shiver's students to the next level. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Inferno shiver's national animal is the Wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Inferno shiver is ranked 13,793rd in the world and 633rd in The North Pacific for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 7,353.81 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 931stTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,816thMost Influential: 3,015thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,669thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,698thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,686thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,946thMost Avoided: 12,546thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,623rdLargest Black Market: 13,734thLargest Retail Industry: 13,793rdMost Subsidized Industry: 14,214thMost Efficient Economies: 14,274thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,472nd
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 128th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 148th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 202nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 257th in the regionLargest Black Market: 285th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 378th in the regionMost Avoided: 407th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 543rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 590th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 633rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 645th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 655th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 769th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 770th in the regionMost Influential: 798th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 802nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Inferno shiver was endorsed by The Socialist State of ABC.
  • : Following new legislation in Inferno shiver, edutainment video games are taking Inferno shiver's students to the next level.
  • : Following new legislation in Inferno shiver, diners regard burgers made from mechanically reclaimed cow protein as "proper meat".
  • : Following new legislation in Inferno shiver, the song 'They Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in Inferno shiver' is a smash hit.
  • : Following new legislation in Inferno shiver, taking hostages is a great way to influence government policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Inferno shiver, disability advocates are not amused that they are told to be dependent on Sharkkinds's kindness.
  • : Inferno shiver voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom Of Language Act".
  • : Following new legislation in Inferno shiver, scientists recently cloned the long-extinct feather-bellied Wolf.
  • : Following new legislation in Inferno shiver, the nation's faithful often say there is a higher power watching over them.
  • : Following new legislation in Inferno shiver, major internet servers have acquired citizenship.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 115 » Notyoutopia, Shin-Hachioji, Yaorozu, Great Bights Mum, Lavanania, Bharathvarsh, Kaschovia, Coemgen, Diodone, South Grand Mountain, Kingdom of Space, Shadowrik, Pallaith, Friently, Anima Proxa, American MapleStory, Paxiosolange, Holy Oranz, McMasterdonia, Fountania, Sanjurika, Lupus Imperium, Reannia, Forunte, Yukti, The Akhara Islands, Panama Coalition, Puczovska, Siwale, Sunto, Marsh Castle, Walist, Sheppey, Plembobria, Zedeya, HMS Unicorn, Selfgradatude, Zemnaya Svoboda, Kwaj, Prevaland, Yaris, Aenglaland, Beowulfe, AdyLand, Clintonburge, Kelvaros Prime, The Utopian Movement, Solestia, Cyrothia, Tharissus, and 65 others.Sankami, Buckerino, Spiritual Lyrical Individual Miracles, Ausmercia, Articune, Che Sana Und, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, Ostrinios, Seven Hills, Republic of Dixie, Ausrea, Sil Dorsett, Cloydicia, The Lancerian Empire, Lord Ravenclaw, Bothia, Cisplatinaa, Bayern-Straubing, Indoneis, Notty Swaras, The Iron Lions, Cuyan, Aerilia, PlanetPunk, Stareogratia, Zandir Antari, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Maestros haven, Amerian States, Territorio di Nessuno, Horsley Land, Vogonlandia, Pakistan 001, General COE, Tredano, Xentherida, Coppicia, Corfad, Slaughterhouse Nine, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Lionia, Transhumanist Anarchical Union, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Phillywob, Wodan, Chinstralia, Thenaca, Gellandia, Exlesia, Jefffliu, Rockym, Deropia, Beodarasc, Wineclaw, Indereac Lanx, Ainsworth, Felhaven, Yukkira, Morrn, Victoriaans Nederlands, Blurds, The End of EE, Sailence, and ABC.

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