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Most Influential: 108thLeast Corrupt Governments: 271stMost Secular: 279th
The Grand Jurisprudence of
Left-wing Utopia
Cuius Testiculos Habes, Habeas Cardia Et Cerebellum
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Population7.518 billion

LeaderTarrin Kael


The Grand Jurisprudence of Shamian is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Tarrin Kael with a fair hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 7.518 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 are ignored. 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 2,268 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 301,795 Taols, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Travellers are often forcibly evicted by torch-bearing mobs, Shamianian tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation, pausing for applause during a speech is seen as a form of censorship, and the seats at the back of the parliament are reserved for indigenous ministers. 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 1,924th in the world and 7th in The Communist Bloc for Rudest Citizens, with 228.12 Insults Per Minute.

Most Influential: 108thLeast Corrupt Governments: 271stMost Secular: 279thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 302ndMost Inclusive: 346thMost Advanced Public Education: 346thSmartest Citizens: 379thMost Efficient Economies: 388thHighest Poor Incomes: 472ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 570thNicest Citizens: 595thLargest Information Technology Sector: 620thHighest Average Tax Rates: 668thLargest Governments: 675thMost Subsidized Industry: 704thMost Scientifically Advanced: 788thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 931stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 955thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,004thMost Pacifist: 1,020thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,139thSafest: 1,169thMost Cultured: 1,196thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,196thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,350thHighest Drug Use: 1,852ndRudest Citizens: 1,924thHighest Average Incomes: 1,935thTop
Most Developed: 2,357thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,395thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,661stMost Rebellious Youth: 2,767thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,947thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,345thLowest Crime Rates: 3,886thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,199thHighest Economic Output: 6,427thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,731stLongest Average Lifespans: 6,948thNudest: 9,343rdTop
Most Income Equality: 13,126thMost Stationary: 13,386thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,549thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,965thMost Politically Free: 20,713th
Most Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 10th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 10th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 13th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 16th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 17th in the regionNicest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Cultured: 18th in the regionMost Pacifist: 18th in the regionLargest Governments: 19th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 21st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 22nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23rd in the regionSafest: 23rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 28th in the regionMost Stationary: 31st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 32nd in the regionNudest: 36th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 37th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 37th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 53rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 60th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 65th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 66th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 67th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 68th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 76th in the regionMost Extreme: 78th in the regionLargest Populations: 99th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 177 » Illeron, Westnesia, New Soviet States of America, Kethania, Soviet Felines, Dindrenzi, GreatUnion of Soviet Socialist Republics, Anarhic Morrowind, Novopangaea, The United Kindom under Socialist Rule, Huelistan, United States of Stalinia, Liliumtopia, Dudaev, The Workers Union of Habsburg-Lorraine, Grenam, Ess, MLGDogeland, Vascoviy, Euronistan, Freed Europe, The Cooperation, Wirkungsgrad, The State of Mao, Avanguard city, Kitchen Nation, Marxmeans, North Fluedan, Itre, Voronagrad, Northwest Korea, United Nations of Earth Federation, Russaki, Uinted Communist of Africa, Sinedominis, TrueArstotzka, Vulga, Keeglestan, Stalin Lands, Saint Ignis, New Kletersia, Transbiansylvania, Inzunza, Jacarta, Most Serene Republic of Erreara, Stalliongrad and Far-Eastern Territories, Alangrad, The Gastonian, Tyvette, A Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland, and 127 others.Debordan, Saint Shepard, Blakkland, Western Appensopia, The palace of God 2, Rotar, Comancon, Nazg, Mannyton, Zaversko, Arstotzka great republic, Imperial Terra Australis, Pajonia, Sestabolgia, Fentharia, Greater Nitrania, Free Transhuman Governance of the People, Feyrisshire, Servilis, Kdogistan, The Great Black Flag, Dolarik, Perevka, Phallas, Mommano Dicus, Tsekia, Kolechecka, Hachea, Keltische, Ambaniala, Soviet Socialist Anglia, Calliana, Reformed Edwardia, Secutor, Kedabunon, Yiffonia, Nordic Socialist Union, Land of Justinian, Egaleca, Unitary Transcaucasia, The New West Country, Werteria, Gazharstan, Pro Bey, Elusea, Bibliophilius, Archotsia, Hytru, Rebellionis, Socialist United Republics, Raadsland, Lorthanien, Melito, Terrapinne, Kergstan, Topiar, Systemtopia, Nueva Zulia, Scientific future, Pannamlam, Tewi, Solveneia, New Fienn, Barati Lobillia, Brezzia, Novosotzialism, Lyroidia, Calusahatchii, CommunistFront, Slavic Democratic Nations, Gong Ren, Eyckman, The Union of Malaysian Socialists, Ferisa, The Egalitarian Federation, Tyther, Teazistainia, Common Socialist States, Socialist Union of Slavic Republics, Internationalist Soviets, Whitmoria, Muscao, Yevaryia, Alvandalus, The Socialist Republic of Dragons, Neo Tyranis, Toalmi, Brasiliens, Imperial Gravoliand, Eskostan, Celcistan, Anarxin, Peninsular India, Velikarudina, Lexaae, Xaiavski, Kiurand, Slandiltopia, Terok Nor, Parangaba, Ottomeme, FurFest2007, Scakulever, Glounic, The Steephills, Cute but Relentless Femboys, Democratic Manceff, Stagnolandia, Old Mare, Renjeva, Western Kidora, Ordine Duecentoventisette, Torstatska, Juanopolis, Workers Party Catalonia, Radicalania, Garbynia, East Spax, Shiv kund, Thebrin, Sodoran Alesia, Soli Mac, South Chrome, The Tarpeian Cliffs, Doriagrad, Presentina, and Galloica.

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