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Most Armed: 4,686thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,411thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,042nd
The Shadow-Sokovia States of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Listen to the dark shadow in the alleyway
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Shadow Dealer

Population1.071 billion

CapitalCrime city
LeaderTerrorist goverment
FaithShaodwism

CurrencyShadow notes
AnimalCrow

The Shadow-Sokovia States of Shadow Dealer is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Terrorist goverment with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, infamous sell-swords, and digital currency. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 1.071 billion Shadows are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crime city. The average income tax rate is 64.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Shadow economy, worth 119 trillion Shadow noteses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 111,395 Shadow noteses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

The nation has gained millions of new citizens overnight, it takes months to get the proper permits for a child's first tricycle, Shadow Dealer isn't what it used to be, and foreign converts are illuminated by both missionaries and helicopter searchlights. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shadow Dealer's national animal is the Crow, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Shaodwism.

Shadow Dealer is ranked 59,357th in the world and 55th in First World Order for Most Extreme, scoring 24.76 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Armed: 4,686thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,411thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,042ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,230thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 11,789thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,635thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,201stMost Inclusive: 13,394thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,687thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,937thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,143rdLowest Crime Rates: 17,713thMost Corrupt Governments: 19,917thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,504thMost Cultured: 20,806thMost Authoritarian: 20,851st
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Largest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionMost Armed: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 10th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 11th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Developed: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 15th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17th in the region

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