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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,875th Rudest Citizens: 3,083rd Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,020th
The Imperial Fiefdom of
Capitalist Paradise
With Dignity and Persistence
Influence
Newcomer
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Shackley

Population3.987 billion

CapitalUpper Dalton
LeaderLord Protector Jeremy Rimmer

CurrencyShackley Shilling
AnimalBadger

The Imperial Fiefdom of Shackley is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Lord Protector Jeremy Rimmer with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 3.987 billion Shackleyers are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The medium-sized, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Upper Dalton. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 53.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Shackleyan economy, worth 584 trillion Shackley Shillings a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Tourism. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 146,513 Shackley Shillings, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 532,704 per year while the poor average 28,670, a ratio of 18.6 to 1.

Tradesmen will knock 10% off their fees if customers pay cash, customer satisfaction with online delivery services is at an all time high, religious bigotry and a fear of outsiders have replaced religious studies in schools, and politicians have been known to swim in pools filled with Shackley Shillings. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shackley's national animal is the Badger, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Shackley is ranked 6,946th in the world and 405th in Osiris for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 11,216.78 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,875thRudest Citizens: 3,083rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,020thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,159thLargest Retail Industry: 4,708thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,163rdLargest Black Market: 5,971stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,946thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,960thLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,182ndTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 13,619thMost Armed: 13,697thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,713thMost Efficient Economies: 15,099thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15,854thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,996thHighest Disposable Incomes: 17,080thMost Secular: 17,564th
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Rudest Citizens: 113th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 130th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 182nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 211th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 221st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 251st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 283rd in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 324th in the regionLargest Black Market: 343rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 405th in the regionMost Armed: 454th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 476th in the region

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