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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,256th Most Advanced Public Transport: 5,089th Highest Average Tax Rates: 6,067th
The Darkness Worshipers of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
In Vino Veritas
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Good

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Shadowwell

Population8.575 billion

CapitalUlysses
FaithPastafarian

CurrencyAwesome dollar
Animalsasquatch

The Darkness Worshipers of Shadowwell is a colossal, efficient nation, remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, devout population of 8.575 billion Shadowwellians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ulysses. The average income tax rate is 92.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Shadowwellian economy, worth 988 trillion Awesome dollars a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 115,290 Awesome dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers, the nation's image rights are the strictest in the world, government popup ads are springing up like weeds, and the Shadowwellian Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shadowwell's national animal is the sasquatch, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Pastafarian.

Shadowwell is ranked 123,476th in the world and 5,461st in the Rejected Realms for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -4.9 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,256thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,089thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,067thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,069thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 8,360thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,459thLargest Governments: 8,619thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,646thMost Devout: 10,798thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,139thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,565thMost Stationary: 11,805thMost Cultured: 12,738thHighest Economic Output: 13,356thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,378thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,770thLowest Crime Rates: 13,783rdMost Influential: 14,738thMost Inclusive: 15,166th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 53rd in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 96th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 113th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 125th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 133rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 175th in the regionLargest Governments: 179th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 200th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 224th in the regionMost Devout: 225th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 234th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 259th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 268th in the regionMost Inclusive: 269th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 270th in the regionMost Cultured: 270th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 270th in the regionMost Influential: 289th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 295th in the regionTop
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Safest: 357th in the regionMost Developed: 380th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 392nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 421st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 471st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 472nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 473rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 484th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 561st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 583rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 590th in the regionNudest: 592nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shadowwell was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Shadowwell was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Shadowwell was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Shadowwell was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Shadowwell was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Shadowwell was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Shadowwell was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Shadowwell was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Shadowwell was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Shadowwell was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments.

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