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The Empire of
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United We Stand, Divided We Fall
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Shalum

Population16.797 billion

CapitalAragon
LeaderImperator Tyler Holland
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyDollar
AnimalCuderae

The Empire of Shalum is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Imperator Tyler Holland with an even hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, infamous sell-swords, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, devout population of 16.797 billion Shalumites are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aragon. The average income tax rate is 90.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Shalumite economy, worth a remarkable 2,414 trillion Dollars a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 143,767 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Claiming to have performed the Heimlich Maneuver is a popular defense for assault charges, school history books often refer to Imperator Tyler Holland as "that imperialist pig dog", Shalum isn't what it used to be, and the inside lane of every highway is for parked vehicles only. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shalum's national animal is the Cuderae, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Shalum is ranked 116,377th in the world and 15th in Tyran for Least Corrupt Governments, with 92.98 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Best Weather: 3,144thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,557thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,789thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,617thHighest Economic Output: 5,725thMost Cultured: 5,868thMost Devout: 5,882ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,226thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,885thMost Stationary: 7,008thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,062ndMost Efficient Economies: 7,318thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,717thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,961stLargest Welfare Programs: 8,322ndLargest Governments: 8,409thMost Developed: 9,558thLargest Populations: 9,593rdLongest Average Lifespans: 9,704thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,835thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,828thSmartest Citizens: 14,044thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,739thHighest Average Incomes: 14,939thLowest Crime Rates: 15,983rdHealthiest Citizens: 16,457thMost Inclusive: 17,511thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,563rdMost Influential: 17,816thMost Cheerful Citizens: 19,487thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,678thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,454th
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Most Devout: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shalum's influence in Tyran rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Shalum's influence in Tyran fell from "Auxiliary" to "Ambassador".
  • : Shalum voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend 9003".
  • : Shalum voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Proper Hygiene For Medical Instruments".
  • : Shalum's influence in Tyran rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Shalum voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Rights of the employed".
  • : Shalum voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Crushing Our Enemies".
  • : Shalum lodged a message on the Tyran Regional Message Board.
  • : Shalum voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Restrictions On Blood Sports".
  • : Following new legislation in Shalum, the inside lane of every highway is for parked vehicles only.

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