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Largest Insurance Industry: 943rdMost Devout: 1,491stMost Conservative: 1,593rd
The Sacred State of
Iron Fist Consumerists
All Hail Supreme Leader, Cole Shelly!
Cole James William Shelly
Influence
Superpower
Founder
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Shelly

Population3.182 billion

CapitalThe Sacred City of Shelly
LeaderCole James William Shelly
FaithShellianism

CurrencyCole
AnimalNorthern Shelly Samsquanch

The Sacred State of Shelly is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Cole James William Shelly with an iron fist, and notable for its parental licensing program, smutty television, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.182 billion Shellies are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Sacred City of Shelly. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 50.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Shellie economy, worth 529 trillion Coles a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 166,412 Coles, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 802,859 per year while the poor average 20,054, a ratio of 40.0 to 1.

The country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, fortified nursing homes are wracked with daily skirmishes, train stations can be 'armful places, and in pet stores nationwide Northern Shelly Samsquanches are growing in popularity. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shelly's national animal is the Northern Shelly Samsquanch, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Shellianism.

Shelly is ranked 150,335th in the world and 2nd in The Sacred States of Shelly for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring -1.58 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 943rdMost Devout: 1,491stMost Conservative: 1,593rdLargest Mining Sector: 1,871stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,113thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,145thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,186thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,799thMost Avoided: 3,588thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,336thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,409thLargest Black Market: 5,656thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,918thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,983rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,042ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,530thMost Authoritarian: 9,635thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,870thHighest Average Incomes: 10,466thLowest Crime Rates: 10,472ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,519thHealthiest Citizens: 10,758thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,658thMost Efficient Economies: 22,622nd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shelly was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry and the Top 10% for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Following new legislation in Shelly, in pet stores nationwide Northern Shelly Samsquanches are growing in popularity.
  • : Following new legislation in Shelly, train stations can be 'armful places.
  • : Following new legislation in Shelly, fortified nursing homes are wracked with daily skirmishes.
  • : Following new legislation in Shelly, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Shelly, nations across the world are quick to praise Cole James William Shelly's good looks and intellectual prowess.
  • : Shelly was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Shelly was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Shelly, criminals are thrown to the Northern Shelly Samsquanches to repay their debt to society.
  • : Following new legislation in Shelly, concussed Northern Shelly Samsquanchball players cannot remember their lineup position.

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