by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,746thMost Influential: 1,885thBest Weather: 2,763rd
The Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
When the ting went quack quack quack, we won't duck
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population4.946 billion

CapitalOfori City
LeaderPresident Dapaah

CurrencyShaqolandian Scoopnum

The Republic of Shaqolandia is a massive, genial nation, ruled by President Dapaah with an even hand, and notable for its digital currency, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.946 billion Asznees enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, socially-minded 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 81.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Shaqolandian economy, worth 679 trillion Shaqolandian Scoopnums a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 137,362 Shaqolandian Scoopnums, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, attendance of fathers at PTA meetings is at an all-time high, nine out of ten citizens of Shaqolandia answered 'nuclear safety inspector' when asked their occupation, and plain-clothes police officers follow Dàguó tourists everywhere they go. Crime is totally unknown. Shaqolandia's national animal is the Furvius, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Shaqolandia is ranked 12,953rd in the world and 241st in the West Pacific for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 81.46 Effective Tax Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,746thMost Influential: 1,885thTop
Best Weather: 2,763rdMost Beautiful Environments: 2,843rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,760thMost Cultured: 4,062ndMost Inclusive: 4,242ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,694thMost Pacifist: 4,969thHealthiest Citizens: 4,998thMost Developed: 5,156thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,374thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,624thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,018thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,218thSmartest Citizens: 6,422ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,913thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,245thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,323rdNicest Citizens: 8,194thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,220thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,744thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,171stTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,448thLargest Governments: 11,533rdMost Secular: 11,705thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,867thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,052ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,953rdMost Income Equality: 13,367thMost Efficient Economies: 13,558thLowest Crime Rates: 14,441stHighest Average Incomes: 16,711thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,003rdMost Stationary: 20,495th
Most Influential: 47th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 57th in the regionBest Weather: 58th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 62nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 79th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 82nd in the regionMost Cultured: 95th in the regionMost Inclusive: 114th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 115th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 117th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 122nd in the regionMost Developed: 125th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 128th in the regionMost Pacifist: 130th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 141st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 148th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 151st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 156th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 166th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 167th in the regionNicest Citizens: 202nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 207th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 213th in the regionLargest Governments: 227th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 231st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 241st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 255th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 261st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 284th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 289th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 314th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 318th in the regionMost Secular: 330th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 333rd in the regionLargest Populations: 434th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 480th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 537th in the regionMost Income Equality: 543rd in the region

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