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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 408thMost Valuable International Artwork: 932ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 997th
The Lucky Shamrock of
Corporate Police State
NationStates
Influence
Instigator
WA Delegate / Prime Minister
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Sheepiania

Population1.682 billion

CapitalDes Moines
LeaderSaint Patrick
FaithLutheranism

CurrencyGold
AnimalLeprechaun

The Lucky Shamrock of Sheepiania is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Saint Patrick with an iron fist, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, compulsory military service, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.682 billion Sheeianians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Law & Order, and Administration are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Des Moines. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 15.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Sheepianian economy, worth 273 trillion Golds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 162,742 Golds, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,480,805 per year while the poor average 2,030, a ratio of 729 to 1.

Women who are caught shoplifting are sent home to their fathers with a patronising pat on the bottom, pristine wilderness has been trashed in the quest for cheaper oil, Sheeianians are regularly fired for looking at MyFace during their lunch breaks, and newspapers are running a front-page picture of Saint Patrick holding a crowbar and standing over a bloodied stockbroker. Crime is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Sheepiania's national animal is the Leprechaun, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Lutheranism.

Sheepiania is ranked 3,369th in the world and 2nd in Liberty Democratic Alliance for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 137,842.75 Standard Monetary Units.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 408thMost Valuable International Artwork: 932ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 997thLargest Retail Industry: 1,319thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,557thFattest Citizens: 1,573rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,690thMost Avoided: 1,909thHighest Crime Rates: 2,190thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,305thMost Armed: 3,316thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,369thLargest Gambling Industry: 4,069thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,613thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,874thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,906thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,041stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,200thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,749thLargest Mining Sector: 5,879thRudest Citizens: 7,044thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,692ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,670thMost Efficient Economies: 8,832ndHighest Average Incomes: 11,532ndTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 12,763rdLargest Black Market: 13,947thMost Influential: 15,360thMost Devout: 16,423rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 16,920th
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sheepiania voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Fairness in Collective Bargaining"".
  • : Sheepiania approved the World Assembly proposal "Repeal "Fairness in Collective Bargaining"".
  • : Following new legislation in Sheepiania, newspapers are running a front-page picture of Saint Patrick holding a crowbar and standing over a bloodied stockbroker.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheepiania, Sheeianians are regularly fired for looking at MyFace during their lunch breaks.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheepiania, pristine wilderness has been trashed in the quest for cheaper oil.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheepiania, women who are caught shoplifting are sent home to their fathers with a patronising pat on the bottom.
  • : Sheepiania changed its national animal to "Leprechaun", its currency to "Gold", its demonym to "Sheeianian", its leader to "Saint Patrick", and its nation type to "Lucky Shamrock".
  • : Sheepiania lodged a message on the LDA Council of Ministers Regional Message Board.
  • : Sheepiania voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Lily".
  • : Sheepiania voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Supporting People with Disabilities".

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