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Most Devout: 1,054th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,402nd Most Corrupt Governments: 1,666th
The Celestial Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Integrate the Tributary and Extend the Prosperity.
Huangdi
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Shanyang

Population5.584 billion

CapitalShanyang
LeaderHuangdi
FaithTianism

CurrencyNakfa
AnimalHeavenly Catfish

The Celestial Empire of Shanyang is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Huangdi with an iron fist, and notable for its closed borders, state-planned economy, and national health service. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.584 billion Celestials are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shanyang. The average income tax rate is 98.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Shanyangian economy, worth a remarkable 1,277 trillion Nakfas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Tourism. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 228,803 Nakfas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

Standing on a chair to reach a top shelf is seen as evidence of narcissistic personality disorder, the nation's most "productive" diamond mine hasn't been operational for seven months, Renaissance frescos are being chiselled off public walls, and students memorise knock-knock jokes for their mandatory twice-a-term Comedy Examinations. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Shanyang's national animal is the Heavenly Catfish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Tianism.

Shanyang is ranked 1,054th in the world and 7th in The Alliance of Dictators for Most Devout, with 9,500.87 Prayers Per Hour.

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Most Devout: 1,054thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,402ndMost Corrupt Governments: 1,666thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 1,913thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,198thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,309thLargest Black Market: 2,455thLargest Governments: 2,545thLowest Crime Rates: 2,581stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,620thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,703rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,229thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,300thHighest Average Incomes: 3,869thHealthiest Citizens: 3,886thMost Developed: 4,181stMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,640thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,058thSmartest Citizens: 6,338thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,398thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,452ndMost Efficient Economies: 6,548thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,654thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 8,941stLongest Average Lifespans: 9,104thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,364thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,432ndHighest Economic Output: 10,990thMost Cultured: 11,203rdMost Beautiful Environments: 12,742ndMost Authoritarian: 13,474thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,631st
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Largest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 9th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 10th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Shanyang, students memorise knock-knock jokes for their mandatory twice-a-term Comedy Examinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Shanyang, Renaissance frescos are being chiselled off public walls.
  • : Shanyang was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Shanyang, the nation's most "productive" diamond mine hasn't been operational for seven months.
  • : Following new legislation in Shanyang, standing on a chair to reach a top shelf is seen as evidence of narcissistic personality disorder.
  • : Following new legislation in Shanyang, the nation's new foreign policy of 'very disproportionate retribution' has its neighbors on edge.
  • : Following new legislation in Shanyang, babysitters are a thing of the past.
  • : Following new legislation in Shanyang, a proud mining community is considering a rebellion after the Capital officially renamed them 'District XII'.
  • : Following new legislation in Shanyang, Shanyangian athletes are close to breaking the 2 minute mile and the 16 meter long jump.
  • : Following new legislation in Shanyang, modelling agencies send their clients to work in nursing homes.

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