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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,964thMost Influential: 3,658thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,033rd
The Demilitarized Stratocracy of
Father Knows Best State
You have to be Odd, To be Number One.
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Few

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Shackleduck

Population1.815 billion

CapitalMonolithstone
LeaderGeneral Camilla Godzilla
FaithMidnight Sun Worship

CurrencyHackells
AnimalCannibal Pochard

The Demilitarized Stratocracy of Shackleduck is a massive, safe nation, ruled by General Camilla Godzilla with an iron fist, and renowned for its irreverence towards religion, complete absence of social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.815 billion Shackleduckers 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 enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Monolithstone. The average income tax rate is 79.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Shackleduckers economy, worth 108 trillion Hackells a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 59,631 Hackells, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Women who display their ankles are shunned by society, planes can be grounded for months simply because an inspector "didn't like the color", uprooting flowers for religious ceremonies is a felony, and business is banging at no-tell motels. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shackleduck's national animal is the Cannibal Pochard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Midnight Sun Worship.

Shackleduck is ranked 231,532nd in the world and 7,743rd in the West Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -5.55 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,964thMost Influential: 3,658thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,033rdTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,947thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,226thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,418thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,743rdMost Secular: 17,881stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20,079thMost Corrupt Governments: 21,019thBest Weather: 23,215thLongest Average Lifespans: 24,157thLowest Crime Rates: 24,717thHealthiest Citizens: 25,088thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 25,429thMost Advanced Public Transport: 25,965thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 26,165th
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Most Influential: 90th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 99th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 195th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 202nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 231st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 250th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 263rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 268th in the regionMost Secular: 345th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 361st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 418th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 422nd in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 461st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 466th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 473rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 477th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 486th in the regionMost Patriotic: 525th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 541st in the regionLargest Governments: 554th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 599th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 602nd in the regionMost Stationary: 621st in the regionLargest Populations: 756th in the regionLargest Black Market: 812th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 876th in the region

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