by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,421stMost Influential: 2,923rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,601st
The Democratic Republic of
Left-Leaning College State
At least we arenít the Roman Empire
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population6.594 billion


CurrencyHugs and Chewed Pencils

The Democratic Republic of Sharold is a colossal, efficient nation, renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, free-roaming dinosaurs, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.594 billion Carols enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Careold. The average income tax rate is 87.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Carold economy, worth 604 trillion Hugs and Chewed Pencils a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 91,725 Hugs and Chewed Pencils, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Primary candidates are replaced if they fail to compliment Leader's hair, proper policy proposals prerequire professional peer-reviewed papers, a rolling news ticker tape of disclaimers runs across the bottom of the screen on all TV shows, and rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sharold's national animal is the Snail, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Sharold is ranked 5,020th in the world and 173rd in the South Pacific for Best Weather, with 306 Meters Of Sunlight.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,421stTop
Most Influential: 2,923rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,601stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,894thMost Pacifist: 4,512thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,681stSafest: 4,757thBest Weather: 5,020thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,553rdLargest Welfare Programs: 6,002ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,227thNicest Citizens: 6,356thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,518thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,758thMost Inclusive: 7,790thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,764thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,859thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,362ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,645thMost Cultured: 11,324thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,125thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,436thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,848thSmartest Citizens: 13,022ndHealthiest Citizens: 13,874thLowest Crime Rates: 14,511thMost Developed: 17,746thMost Stationary: 17,862ndLargest Governments: 18,036thMost Secular: 20,473rdHighest Poor Incomes: 21,738th
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 107th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 135th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 156th in the regionMost Pacifist: 163rd in the regionSafest: 166th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 171st in the regionBest Weather: 173rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 182nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 209th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 220th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 226th in the regionNicest Citizens: 227th in the regionMost Inclusive: 263rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 264th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 296th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 296th in the regionMost Cultured: 327th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 328th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 332nd in the regionMost Stationary: 334th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 345th in the regionMost Influential: 372nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 378th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 395th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 405th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 437th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 445th in the regionLargest Populations: 505th in the regionMost Developed: 516th in the regionLargest Governments: 520th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 578th in the regionNudest: 596th in the regionMost Secular: 697th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 715th in the region

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