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Most Developed: 1,542nd Most Advanced Public Education: 1,561st Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,754th
The United Crowned Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Weak legs stand still. Pazzermenzh move on.
Civil Rights
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Serrated Shield

Population8.136 billion

LeaderPrime Minizher Damian Van Helzen
FaithUnitarian Universalism

AnimalCave Lion

The United Crowned Republic of Serrated Shield is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Prime Minizher Damian Van Helzen with a fair hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, state-planned economy, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.136 billion Pazzermenzh are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Byzmarc. The average income tax rate is 98.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Ge'Pazzerzh economy, worth a remarkable 1,354 trillion Zhielks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 166,436 Zhielks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Interest in globalism never flags, the government is hoping that medical aid will speak louder than human rights abuses, nations that kill a Pazzermenzh can expect a strongly worded letter, and doctors spend more time writing sick notes than caring for the sick. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Serrated Shield's national animal is the Cave Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Unitarian Universalism.

Serrated Shield is ranked 9,916th in the world and 432nd in Balder for Highest Economic Output, with 1,354 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most Developed: 1,542ndMost Advanced Public Education: 1,561stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,754thMost Inclusive: 1,839thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,915thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,925thMost Cultured: 2,176thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,319thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,351stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,503rdMost Beautiful Environments: 2,511thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,512thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,586thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,680thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,709thSmartest Citizens: 2,841stLargest Governments: 3,038thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,142ndNicest Citizens: 3,185thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,227thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,280thSafest: 3,303rdLargest Welfare Programs: 3,577thMost Efficient Economies: 3,613thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,698thMost Pacifist: 3,714thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,918thHealthiest Citizens: 3,953rdLowest Crime Rates: 4,012thBest Weather: 5,584thTop
Highest Drug Use: 9,027thHighest Average Incomes: 9,443rdHighest Economic Output: 9,916thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,540thMost Income Equality: 11,748thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,150thNudest: 12,695th
Most Developed: 45th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 48th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 60th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 66th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 76th in the regionMost Cultured: 86th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 86th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 89th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 90th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 91st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 92nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 96th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 99th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 111th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 112th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 132nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 135th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 135th in the regionLargest Governments: 138th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 139th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 151st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 155th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 165th in the regionSafest: 174th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 177th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 185th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 191st in the regionMost Pacifist: 193rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 201st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 209th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 213th in the regionBest Weather: 256th in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 294th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 429th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 432nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 506th in the regionNudest: 513th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 2 » Alvalero and Onder Kelkia.

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