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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 22nd Most Influential: 93rd Most Rebellious Youth: 1,115th
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Shadowrik

Population8.418 billion

CapitalShadowrik City
LeaderPrime Lord Shadow
Faithblah

CurrencyRikaro
AnimalMahi Mahi

The Republic of Shadowrik is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Prime Lord Shadow with a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, daily referendums, and spontaneously combusting cars. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 8.418 billion Shadowans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Industry, Defense, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shadowrik City. The average income tax rate is 61.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Shadowan economy, worth a remarkable 1,464 trillion Rikaroes a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Gambling. Average income is an impressive 173,928 Rikaroes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate, a valid legal defense is 'dead men tell no tales', the government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion, and factories grind to a halt every time there is an election. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Shadowrik's national animal is the Mahi Mahi, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is blah.

Shadowrik is ranked 17,945th in the world and 864th in The North Pacific for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring 3,705.23 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 22ndMost Influential: 93rdMost Rebellious Youth: 1,115thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,294thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,384thHighest Drug Use: 1,402ndTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 2,269thMost Inclusive: 2,416thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,319thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3,326thSmartest Citizens: 3,414thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,673rdMost Armed: 3,698thRudest Citizens: 4,066thMost Efficient Economies: 4,216thMost Cultured: 4,341stMost Developed: 5,667thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,831stMost Politically Free: 6,283rdMost Stationary: 6,887thNudest: 7,064thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,091stLargest Gambling Industry: 7,182ndHighest Economic Output: 7,604thHighest Average Incomes: 8,314thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,759thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,283rdLongest Average Lifespans: 11,722ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,865thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,248thLargest Governments: 13,148thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,826thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,262ndNicest Citizens: 15,883rdMost Secular: 16,948thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17,376thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,945thLargest Retail Industry: 18,227thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,407th
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Highest Drug Use: 9th in the regionMost Influential: 19th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 37th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 48th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 52nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 68th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 78th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 113th in the regionMost Armed: 123rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 160th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 163rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 164th in the regionMost Stationary: 165th in the regionMost Politically Free: 167th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 198th in the regionMost Cultured: 201st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 205th in the regionRudest Citizens: 208th in the regionNudest: 216th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 269th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 284th in the regionMost Developed: 317th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 345th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 365th in the regionLargest Populations: 371st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 399th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 422nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 491st in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 586th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 588th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 642nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 656th in the regionLargest Black Market: 674th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 783rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 811th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 864th in the regionMost Secular: 866th in the regionNicest Citizens: 869th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 877th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 946th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,011th in the region

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