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Most Influential: 27thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 98thLeast Corrupt Governments: 306th
The Syndicated Anarchic Regions of
Left-wing Utopia
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Shamian

Population15.601 billion

CapitalAnkh-Morpork
LeaderTarrin Kael
FaithJainism

CurrencyTaol
AnimalOtter

The Syndicated Anarchic Regions of Shamian is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Tarrin Kael with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, soft-spoken computers, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 15.601 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 Environment, Administration, and Industry 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 4,730 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 and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 303,197 Taols, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

An internet search for the word "bland" produces pictures of Tarrin Kael, nuclear physics is the most popular course at university, the new iVote app allows representatives to vote on legislation by launching ill-tempered birds and matching candies, and passengers often cause a stink on public transport. 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 39,996th in the world and 130th in The Communist Bloc for Most Politically Free, scoring 80.38 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most Influential: 27thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 98thLeast Corrupt Governments: 306thMost Advanced Public Education: 324thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 401stMost Secular: 485thSmartest Citizens: 494thMost Efficient Economies: 767thMost Inclusive: 782ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 869thHighest Average Tax Rates: 918thLargest Information Technology Sector: 937thLargest Governments: 1,023rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,024thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,027thNicest Citizens: 1,028thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,092ndHighest Food Quality: 1,174thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,201stMost Pacifist: 1,349thSafest: 1,426thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,536thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,540thMost Cultured: 1,559thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,601stLargest Publishing Industry: 1,718thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,581stMost Rebellious Youth: 2,647thRudest Citizens: 2,649thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,652ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,782ndHighest Average Incomes: 2,812thTop
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Most Developed: 2,923rdHighest Economic Output: 3,661stLowest Crime Rates: 4,372ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,821stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,181stLongest Average Lifespans: 6,606thMost Stationary: 8,341stTop
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Nudest: 16,314thMost Income Equality: 17,644thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 22,522ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 24,384thLargest Populations: 25,584th
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Most Influential: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionRudest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 11th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 11th in the regionMost Secular: 13th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 13th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Stationary: 15th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 16th in the regionMost Inclusive: 17th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 18th in the regionMost Cultured: 19th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 19th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 19th in the regionLargest Governments: 20th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 22nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 22nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 23rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 23rd in the regionSafest: 26th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 27th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 27th in the regionMost Pacifist: 29th in the regionNudest: 38th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 42nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 45th in the regionLargest Populations: 58th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 65th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 72nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 82nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 103rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 130th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 388 » Illeron, Westnesia, New Soviet States of America, Kethania, Soviet Felines, Novopangaea, Liliumtopia, The Workers Union of Habsburg-Lorraine, Avanguard city, North Fluedan, Uinted Communist of Africa, Sinedominis, Stalin Lands, Tyvette, A Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland, Debordan, Saint Shepard, Comancon, Phallas, Rebellionis, Lorthanien, Slavic Democratic Nations, Thebrin, Karelianastan, The Reunification of Korea, Berlin Commune, Pyralspite, Solova, Maxuus, Council of America, Artotzkan, Tewi, Toplandia, Marxeilles, Yeniseisk, Doultrenia, Grebanistan, Techno Socialystiche, Federal Republic of Rogarland, -Gregoria, Maskelyne, South Merwervader Islands, Kentlund, Narticol, Brauengen, Proletariana, Arcturus Novus, Queleme, Gregalia, Sheathimony, and 338 others.The Black and Red Army Bloc, Borealian Communes, Last Outer Heaven, Sealand but better, Sodoran Alesia, Soviet State of Covernant, Soviet Technocracy Union, Heitoria, Heltacto, Free Workers Confederacy, Southwest America, Crobia che Lambur, Le Car, Koboldtopia, Melanesia and Micronesia, Chalredonia, Ecotoria, Pajonia, Zynch, Friule, Kaldu, Martanat, Free Collectives, Jum Vland, Ferrish States, Manawskistan, Ma pi kulupu, Thrijani, Sith Isles, Exania, Saxxony, Saint Scarlett, KuLuxi, Yeligula, Minahasa, Prymordiya, Yangtu, Lesbosie, Dacaro, Krakovskia, The Blooming Coast, Reformed Babba Newl, Kashlakia, Kahrianland, Blessed Anarchic Commune of Michigania, Pertsjan, Greater Vietnamese Empire, Teado Nemadals, Nigaria, Asteycia, Drul Bria, Canadian Democratic Union, East Radivia, Tasmania and Bass Strait, Bungle Republic, Carrico, International Socialist Union, Amphibian Manifesto, Weyrland, New Halliningrad, Zitherstadt, Tolvon, Omnesgratis, South Ardelan, Promintorian Democratic Republic, Likhinia, International Anarchist Confederation, Our India, PanScandinavia, SRMR Tabak, Mycenaean United States, Barbroussia, Melonsistan, Tran Flibe, Astastinia, Bolian island, Turkey Creek, Atlanc, Arulo, Khanatah, New Terrasol, Khrushchyovkastan, Ima, Republica Popular, Lilshire, Picuros, Rhode Island and the Narragansett, Democratic Socialist Republic of Monke, Doclabinhduong, Patoka, Cholekiagrad, Middle Green Irthistan, Canthavit, Rad Americana, Pindorama-Brasil, Leonardopolis, Alilovela, Holy Palestine, Eastern European Federation, Vica Osaa, Europe Socialists Republics, Arajia, Celedaria, Ellietopia, Equlainne, Equetcho, The United Soviet Kingdoms, Keaparity, Alkebu, Gwerq, Moledeve, Socialist Republic of Russonia, Lasmiuburg, Oder Crudia, Of South Indian Company EST, Caelestisa, Techno-Democratic Gia, 0010101, Arsa, Verdant Groves, The Zorgonny Wasteland, Lefkada and Patras, Noachia, The Achterhoek, Marxnam, Gelph, Verenzia, Basilei, Gillscalia, Nathrakh, Swizzaland, Sklobdt, Soviet Republics USSR, South-Western Africa, Zancostan, Ania Itary, Nadunavia, Bieke, Umatto, Borkwitz, Dimitrija, Mikustania, New Modriudor, El Holy Salvador, Dzuk, Revolutionary Hesse, Democratic 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Ancron, Mulighetsland, Pax Iustitia, Maoist Portland, Clatian Order, Nahash, Pindorama of America, Senabskaisibo, Shividipsom, Ibarabayashi, Syndicalist Autonomy, Ducktopia, Ofristan, Primorye Krai, Mandimbisoa, Crinsen, Far Frager, The Magoos, Snezhy, Ataral, Islamican, Ukraine-0, Fabijonishkes, Great Zemlatinaro, Kitauji, Berlin-Moscow Union, Rusmanialdia, Istanbul Collective, Nedoras, Vathrich, Novrystan, Hormuzz, Populieuropa, Free People of Bludia, New Weimar Germany, Byrdland, Cariocas Slums, Fusion, Strinnex, Bel-zonte, Buntergue, Grass Cat, Fiesseacolanborg, Second Sovereignty, Daminja, Comuny, Mylegantion, and Maginia.

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