by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,766th Most Influential: 6,281st Most Devout: 7,666th
The Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Stand Strong and Walk in Peace
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Shema Mitzvah

Population417 million



The Empire of Shema Mitzvah is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, public floggings, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 417 million Shema Mitzvahians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of TZION. The average income tax rate is 73.7%.

The Shema Mitzvahian economy, worth 19.3 trillion Golds a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Arms Manufacturing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 46,166 Golds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Reporters who negatively comment on politicians' haircuts are cut from the news, people who have had childhood imaginary friends are told they can't ever be trusted with guns, insanely good theatre productions face government censorship, and streaming video is considered to be a myth by most citizens. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shema Mitzvah's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Shema Mitzvah is ranked 92,504th in the world and 4,500th in the South Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 93.01 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,766thMost Influential: 6,281stMost Devout: 7,666thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,251stBest Weather: 14,818th
Most Devout: 184th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 266th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 421st in the regionBest Weather: 459th in the regionMost Influential: 515th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 531st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 599th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 637th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 642nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 701st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 719th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 751st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 759th in the region

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