by Max Barry

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Most Primitive: 64thMost Devout: 653rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 789th
The Royal Isles of
Left-Leaning College State
For community
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population21.78 billion

LeaderAlsa II
FaithShalotte Pantheon


The Royal Isles of Shalotte is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Alsa II with an even hand, and remarkable for its teetotalling pirates, fear of technology, and national health service. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 21.78 billion Shalottes enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal morass — juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alauna. The average income tax rate is 84.3%.

The large but sluggish Shalotte economy, worth 391 trillion barters a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Basket Weaving industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration. Average income is 17,960 barters, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.3 times as much as the poorest.

Foreign policy is mostly just to smile and hope for the best, the weather report is the prisoners' favourite programme, news headlines suggest that Alsa II has a sideline in guinea pig pimping, and teenagers claim that morning paper rounds are performance art. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Shalotte's national animal is the puffin, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Shalotte Pantheon.

Shalotte is ranked 312,993rd in the world and 295th in Forest for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector, scoring -43.54 on the Charon Conveyancy Index.

Most Primitive: 64thMost Devout: 653rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 789thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,595thBest Weather: 2,007thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,599thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,929thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 3,454thMost Influential: 4,104thMost Cultured: 4,766thMost Pacifist: 4,772ndNicest Citizens: 4,780thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,422ndHighest Crime Rates: 6,896thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,957thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,241stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,537thLargest Populations: 10,663rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,331stTop
Nudest: 16,028thHighest Food Quality: 17,396thMost Rebellious Youth: 22,462nd
Most Primitive: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 9th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13th in the regionTop
Highest Crime Rates: 23rd in the regionLargest Populations: 25th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 30th in the region

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