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Largest Welfare Programs: 562ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,110thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,155th
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Saint Shepard

Population6.445 billion

CapitalSaint Citadel
LeaderMadame President


The United Serene Republic of Saint Shepard is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Madame President with a fair hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, complete lack of prisons, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 6.445 billion Paragons hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saint Citadel. The average income tax rate is 98.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Paragon economy, worth a remarkable 1,192 trillion dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 185,045 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

News headlines suggest that Madame President has a sideline in guinea pig pimping, the traditional Violetist dish of stuffed sheep's head is served with an intense look of shock upon its face, teenagers performing appendectomies on their friends has become a popular schoolyard prank, and feeling like a winner comes at a price. Crime is totally unknown. Saint Shepard's national animal is the cobra, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Saint Shepard is ranked 272,606th in the world and 1,790th in The Communist Bloc for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -16.55 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Largest Welfare Programs: 562ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,110thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,155thMost Influential: 1,400thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,499thMost Inclusive: 1,564thHighest Drug Use: 1,593rdNicest Citizens: 1,621stLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,658thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,750thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,867thHighest Food Quality: 2,293rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,354thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,358thMost Pacifist: 2,431stLongest Average Lifespans: 2,443rdTop
Largest Governments: 2,924thMost Efficient Economies: 3,136thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,143rdMost Advanced Public Education: 3,176thHealthiest Citizens: 3,180thMost Developed: 3,323rdRudest Citizens: 3,375thBest Weather: 3,644thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,892ndMost Cultured: 4,079thSafest: 4,264thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,424thSmartest Citizens: 4,448thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,527thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,726thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,807thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,841stLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,266thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,471stLowest Crime Rates: 6,950thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,059thHighest Average Incomes: 9,341stNudest: 9,576thTop
Most Secular: 16,104thHighest Economic Output: 17,816thMost Stationary: 23,750thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 25,400th
Highest Drug Use: 12th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 14th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 19th in the regionRudest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 24th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 25th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 33rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 34th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 35th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 38th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 43rd in the regionMost Influential: 45th in the regionNicest Citizens: 46th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 52nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 52nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 55th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 59th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 59th in the regionMost Stationary: 60th in the regionNudest: 60th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 61st in the regionMost Cultured: 62nd in the regionLargest Governments: 65th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 68th in the regionBest Weather: 69th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 69th in the regionMost Developed: 76th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 76th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 81st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 81st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 83rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 86th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 86th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 88th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 92nd in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 96th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 97th in the regionSafest: 100th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 107th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 109th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 120th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 121st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 144th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 161st in the regionLargest Populations: 163rd in the region

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