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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 26,117th
The Queendom of
Corrupt Dictatorship
*stiehlt dein Ístradiol*
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Developing
Political Freedom
Rare

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Shad0ws

Population262 million

CurrencyDeutsche Mark
Animalwhite rabbit

The Queendom of Shad0ws is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its state-planned economy, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The cynical population of 262 million Shad0ws are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Defense, and Education. The average income tax rate is 59.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Shad0wy economy, worth 8.63 trillion Deutsche Marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Pizza Delivery industry, with major contributions from Furniture Restoration, Uranium Mining, and Tourism. Average income is 32,929 Deutsche Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Same-sex marriages are increasingly common, the white rabbit is a protected species, Leader has no checks and balances after the upper house was abolished, and many whiskies taste suspiciously like automobile radiators. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shad0ws's national animal is the white rabbit, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Shad0ws is ranked 239,871st in the world and 194th in Caer Sidi for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 42,406 Standard Monetary Units.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 26,117th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shad0ws's influence in Caer Sidi rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Shad0ws's influence in Caer Sidi rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Shad0ws's influence in Caer Sidi rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Shad0ws's influence in Caer Sidi rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Shad0ws's influence in Caer Sidi rose from "Zero" to "Hatchling".
  • : Shad0ws was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Shad0ws, many whiskies taste suspiciously like automobile radiators.
  • : Following new legislation in Shad0ws, Leader has no checks and balances after the upper house was abolished.
  • : Following new legislation in Shad0ws, the white rabbit is a protected species.
  • : Following new legislation in Shad0ws, same-sex marriages are increasingly common.

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