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Most Influential: 105thLeast Corrupt Governments: 285thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 318th
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Shamian

Population8.477 billion

CapitalAnkh-Morpork
LeaderTarrin Kael
FaithJainism

CurrencyTaol
AnimalOtter

The Grand Jurisprudence of Shamian is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Tarrin Kael with a fair hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, anti-smoking policies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.477 billion Shamanians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Industry, Environment, and Administration are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ankh-Morpork. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Shamianian economy, worth a remarkable 2,550 trillion Taols a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 300,839 Taols, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Asking 'does my bum look big in this?' leads to 30 hours of self-esteem classes, teenagers performing appendectomies on their friends has become a popular schoolyard prank, recognised healthcare professionals treat diabetes with a grain of sugar in a barrel of water, and citizens ask "how many crooks could a nunchuck hook if a nun had nunchucks too?". Crime is totally unknown. Shamian's national animal is the Otter, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Jainism.

Shamian is ranked 3,276th in the world and 62nd in The Communist Bloc for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 5,420.92 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Most Influential: 105thLeast Corrupt Governments: 285thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 318thMost Advanced Public Education: 338thMost Secular: 345thMost Inclusive: 383rdMost Efficient Economies: 402ndSmartest Citizens: 408thHighest Poor Incomes: 524thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 547thMost Compassionate Citizens: 636thLargest Information Technology Sector: 643rdNicest Citizens: 645thHighest Average Tax Rates: 671stLargest Governments: 702ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 827thMost Subsidized Industry: 886thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 928thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 945thMost Beautiful Environments: 986thMost Pacifist: 1,078thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,184thSafest: 1,191stMost Cultured: 1,192ndLargest Publishing Industry: 1,407thRudest Citizens: 2,026thHighest Average Incomes: 2,072ndHighest Drug Use: 2,086thMost Developed: 2,413thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,425thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,661stMost Rebellious Youth: 2,780thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,276thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,372ndLowest Crime Rates: 3,851stHighest Economic Output: 5,943rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,175thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,799thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,149thNudest: 10,121stTop
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Most Stationary: 12,697thMost Income Equality: 13,557thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,255thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,420thMost Politically Free: 21,052nd
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Most Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 11th in the regionRudest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Inclusive: 12th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 14th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 15th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 15th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 16th in the regionNicest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Cultured: 20th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 20th in the regionLargest Governments: 21st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 21st in the regionMost Pacifist: 21st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 22nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 26th in the regionSafest: 27th in the regionMost Stationary: 28th in the regionNudest: 34th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 34th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 38th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 41st in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 54th in the regionMost Developed: 59th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 62nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 62nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 65th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 71st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 77th in the regionMost Extreme: 80th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 91st in the region

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