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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 862ndHighest Economic Output: 2,344thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,432nd
The Planetary Confederation of
Father Knows Best State
We are Humanity's Rightful Heirs, their Righteous Fury!
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Shanix

Population26.392 billion

CapitalGullige
LeaderAleksander Zek

CurrencySSIC
AnimalZug

The Planetary Confederation of Shanix is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Aleksander Zek with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, ritual sacrifices, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 26.392 billion Shanixians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Law & Order, Healthcare, and Education are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gullige. The average income tax rate is 96.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Shanixin economy, worth a remarkable 5,296 trillion SSICS a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 200,675 SSICS, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is purchasing vast amounts of palm oil for plastics production, if a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it... Shanixin satellites can detect it, high-tech infantry rifles automatically reload when the soldier shoots outside the screen of their helmet HUD, and the nation's atlases tend to go out of date every few weeks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shanix's national animal is the Zug, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Shanix is ranked 14,523rd in the world and 1st in Shanixian Federal Control for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 6,536.2 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 862ndHighest Economic Output: 2,344thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,432ndTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 3,327thLargest Governments: 3,718thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,942ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,300thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,417thMost Patriotic: 4,669thLargest Populations: 4,728thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,919thLargest Black Market: 5,547thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,843rdMost Corrupt Governments: 5,889thLargest Mining Sector: 6,390thMost Stationary: 6,478thLowest Crime Rates: 6,794thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,024thHighest Average Incomes: 7,414thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,955thMost Developed: 9,217thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,611thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,369thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,785thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 13,518thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,523rdMost Advanced Public Education: 16,112thMost Efficient Economies: 16,203rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,390thLargest Welfare Programs: 17,986thMost Influential: 18,775thMost Inclusive: 20,400thMost Cultured: 26,604th

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  • : Shanix was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Shanix was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Shanix was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Shanix was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Shanix was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Shanix was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Shanix was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Shanix was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Shanix was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Shanix was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.

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