by Max Barry

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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,909th Rudest Citizens: 3,121st Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,057th
The Imperial Fiefdom of
Capitalist Paradise
With Dignity and Persistence
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Population4.036 billion

CapitalUpper Dalton
LeaderLord Protector Jeremy Rimmer

CurrencyShackley Shilling

The Imperial Fiefdom of Shackley is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Lord Protector Jeremy Rimmer with an even hand, and remarkable for its closed borders, smutty television, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 4.036 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 aren't funded at all. 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 591 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 25,436th in the world and 1,109th in Osiris for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 5,384.05 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,909thRudest Citizens: 3,121stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,057thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,191stLargest Retail Industry: 4,801stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,202ndLargest Black Market: 5,914thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,938thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,961stLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,287thTop
Most Armed: 13,657thHighest Average Incomes: 13,672ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,783rdMost Efficient Economies: 15,188thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15,866thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,126thHighest Disposable Incomes: 17,212th
Rudest Citizens: 123rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 145th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 188th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 224th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 230th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 276th in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 291st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 333rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 347th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 417th in the regionMost Armed: 471st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 500th in the region

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