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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,694th Most Influential: 1,965th Best Weather: 3,681st
The Republic of
Left-Leaning College State
When the Ting Went Quack, We Won't Duck
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Shaqolandia

Population2.505 billion

CapitalOfori City
LeaderPresident Dapaah

CurrencyScoopnum
AnimalFurvius

The Republic of Shaqolandia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by President Dapaah with an even hand, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, irreverence towards religion, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.505 billion Asznees enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ofori City. The average income tax rate is 74.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Shaqolandian economy, worth 303 trillion Scoopnums a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 121,251 Scoopnums, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, grade school teachers mark homework with red "CITATION NEEDED" stamps, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare, and the government spends millions of Scoopnums every year prosecuting spammers. Crime is totally unknown. Shaqolandia's national animal is the Furvius, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Shaqolandia is ranked 139,415th in the world and 5,229th in the West Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring -7.75 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,694thMost Influential: 1,965thBest Weather: 3,681stMost Beautiful Environments: 3,988thMost Inclusive: 4,805thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,940thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,291stMost Cultured: 5,306thMost Developed: 5,847thHealthiest Citizens: 6,098thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,495thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,069thRudest Citizens: 7,138thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,556thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 8,554thSmartest Citizens: 8,673rdMost Rebellious Youth: 8,843rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,848thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,580thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,717thNicest Citizens: 10,750thMost Secular: 10,806thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,354thMost Pacifist: 11,539thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,652ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,670thMost Efficient Economies: 14,971stLargest Publishing Industry: 15,266th
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Most Influential: 18th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 25th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 93rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 95th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 126th in the regionMost Inclusive: 132nd in the regionMost Cultured: 137th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 137th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 137th in the regionMost Developed: 152nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 153rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 182nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 199th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 202nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 204th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 215th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 219th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 220th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 232nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 248th in the regionNicest Citizens: 295th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 316th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 319th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 322nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 343rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 355th in the regionLargest Governments: 355th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 379th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 387th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 407th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 411th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 421st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 468th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 471st in the regionMost Stationary: 561st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 567th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Shaqolandia, the government spends millions of Scoopnums every year prosecuting spammers.
  • : Following new legislation in Shaqolandia, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare.
  • : Following new legislation in Shaqolandia, grade school teachers mark homework with red "CITATION NEEDED" stamps.
  • : Following new legislation in Shaqolandia, Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy.
  • : Shaqolandia was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Left-Leaning College State".
  • : Following new legislation in Shaqolandia, President Dapaah's office is running a trade deficit of midnight oil.
  • : Shaqolandia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Shaqolandia, refugees from other nations are flocking to Shaqolandia's border.
  • : Following new legislation in Shaqolandia, criminals rejoice in the streets as the entire police force is sent away on a training retreat.
  • : Following new legislation in Shaqolandia, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.

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