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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,894thMost Primitive: 13,614thBest Weather: 17,839th
The Sultanate of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Peace always
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Sharktail

Population4.963 billion

CapitalKota sultan
LeaderSultan Ahmad Ikram
Faithsunni islam

Currencyringgit
Animaltiger

The Sultanate of Sharktail is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Sultan Ahmad Ikram with an even hand, and renowned for its flagrant waste-dumping, complete lack of prisons, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-working population of 4.963 billion Sharktailians 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, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kota sultan. The average income tax rate is 53.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Sharktailian economy, worth 247 trillion ringgits a year, is quite specialized and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Furniture Restoration, Basket Weaving, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 49,769 ringgits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

All statues and paintings of dogs are being destroyed to avoid offending cat-lovers, the nation has a strict 'no marauding undead' law (Sharktail has found 1 easter egg), city rooftops are pockmarked with the shattered remains of high velocity delivery drones, and primary candidates are replaced if they fail to compliment Sultan Ahmad Ikram's hair. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sharktail's national animal is the tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is sunni islam.

Sharktail is ranked 157,534th in the world and 26th in Melayu Archipelago for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -5.48 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,894thTop
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Most Primitive: 13,614thBest Weather: 17,839thLargest Black Market: 18,243rd
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sharktail's influence in Melayu Archipelago rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Sharktail was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Following new legislation in Sharktail, primary candidates are replaced if they fail to compliment Sultan Ahmad Ikram's hair.
  • : Sharktail altered its national flag.
  • : Sharktail altered its national flag.
  • : Following new legislation in Sharktail, city rooftops are pockmarked with the shattered remains of high velocity delivery drones.
  • : Following new legislation in Sharktail, the nation has a strict 'no marauding undead' law (Sharktail has found 1 easter egg).
  • : Following new legislation in Sharktail, all statues and paintings of dogs are being destroyed to avoid offending cat-lovers.
  • : Following new legislation in Sharktail, theatre may or may not be changing for the better but it is being changed for good.
  • : Following new legislation in Sharktail, the government has the power to seize property at will.

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