by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,190th Most Influential: 2,005th Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,380th
The Neo-Paradise of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Shantan Am Byth
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population974 million

LeaderArchon Draig


The Neo-Paradise of Shantan is a huge, safe nation, ruled by Archon Draig with an even hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, ban on automobiles, and otherworldly petting zoo. The compassionate, democratic population of 974 million Shantanians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Caerhaloth. The average income tax rate is 75.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Shantanian economy, worth 94.7 trillion chin-yens a year, is quite specialized and led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 97,178 chin-yens, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool, euthanasia is legal, the delay between passed legislation and real world implementation is often a decade or longer, and excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shantan's national animal is the Chimera, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Shantan is ranked 161,326th in the world and 6,030th in The East Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 6.05 Obesity Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,190thTop
Most Influential: 2,005thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,380thSafest: 5,721stLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,572ndLargest Publishing Industry: 7,656thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,969thNicest Citizens: 8,015thTop
Most Inclusive: 9,629thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,088thMost Pacifist: 10,275thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,487thMost Cultured: 14,168thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,483rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,899thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,115thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,124thSmartest Citizens: 15,405thNudest: 15,899thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,973rdLongest Average Lifespans: 15,977thLowest Crime Rates: 16,142nd
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 85th in the regionMost Influential: 117th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 148th in the regionSafest: 155th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 180th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 220th in the regionNicest Citizens: 222nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 228th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 234th in the regionMost Inclusive: 282nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 287th in the regionMost Pacifist: 308th in the regionTop
Nudest: 323rd in the regionMost Cultured: 342nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 375th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 376th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 398th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 399th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 417th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 426th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 428th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 442nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 444th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 482nd in the regionLargest Governments: 496th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 496th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 540th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 578th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 579th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 609th in the regionMost Secular: 630th in the region

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