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Most Valuable International Artwork: 555thLargest Welfare Programs: 634thMost Inclusive: 1,316th
The Serene Paragon of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Unity In Diversity
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Saint Shepard

Population3.497 billion

CapitalSaint Citadel
LeaderMadame President

Currencydollar
Animalcobra

The Serene Paragon of Saint Shepard is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Madame President with a fair hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, ban on automobiles, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 3.497 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saint Citadel. The average income tax rate is 98.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Paragon economy, worth 627 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 179,456 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Movies depict muscle-bound women kicking down a titanium door to carry hysterical men to safety, suit-clad businessmen have been taking advantage of the relaxed welfare qualifications by shopping with food stamps, a weakened police force struggles to maintain law and order, and every workday begins with group therapy. 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 242,351st in the world and 930th in The Communist Bloc for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -21.77 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 555thLargest Welfare Programs: 634thMost Inclusive: 1,316thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,373rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,478thNicest Citizens: 1,483rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,537thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,597thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,091stMost Pacifist: 2,091stMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,157thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,351stTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 2,517thMost Efficient Economies: 2,551stHighest Drug Use: 2,680thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,713thLargest Governments: 2,861stRudest Citizens: 3,048thHealthiest Citizens: 3,231stMost Advanced Public Education: 3,271stMost Influential: 3,286thMost Developed: 3,389thBest Weather: 3,779thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,142ndMost Cultured: 4,225thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,229thSmartest Citizens: 4,583rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,022ndMost Beautiful Environments: 5,066thSafest: 5,091stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,241stHighest Poor Incomes: 5,879thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,258thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,742ndLowest Crime Rates: 7,630thHighest Average Incomes: 9,126thNudest: 10,537thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,504thTop
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Most Secular: 16,822ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,893rdLargest Retail Industry: 23,704th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 5th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 17th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 20th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 21st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 21st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 25th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 33rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 35th in the regionNicest Citizens: 38th in the regionMost Inclusive: 41st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 43rd in the regionNudest: 44th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 44th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 44th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 46th in the regionMost Pacifist: 47th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 50th in the regionMost Cultured: 55th in the regionMost Influential: 56th in the regionLargest Governments: 58th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 60th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 62nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 66th in the regionMost Developed: 67th in the regionBest Weather: 68th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 72nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 73rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 75th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 75th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 76th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 78th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 80th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 85th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 89th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 90th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 94th in the regionMost Stationary: 97th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Saint Shepard, every workday begins with group therapy.
  • : Following new legislation in Saint Shepard, a weakened police force struggles to maintain law and order.
  • : Following new legislation in Saint Shepard, suit-clad businessmen have been taking advantage of the relaxed welfare qualifications by shopping with food stamps.
  • : Following new legislation in Saint Shepard, movies depict muscle-bound women kicking down a titanium door to carry hysterical men to safety.
  • : Following new legislation in Saint Shepard, inter-species marriages are ignored by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Saint Shepard, the Supreme Court vehemently protects civil rights and the right to privacy.
  • : Following new legislation in Saint Shepard, bins outnumber trees in city parks.
  • : Following new legislation in Saint Shepard, recent protests against birds flying too low have resulted in bloodshed.
  • : Saint Shepard voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Voting Equality for Freed Inmates"".
  • : Following new legislation in Saint Shepard, untold millions of dollars are going into a new government-funded maternity leave scheme.

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