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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 109th Most Efficient Economies: 137th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 234th
The Kingdom of
New York Times Democracy
Que sera, sera.
King Théodore LXIX
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population14.643 billion

LeaderKing Théodore LXIX
FaithRoman Catholicism


The Kingdom of Shemiki is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by King Théodore LXIX with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 14.643 billion Shemienese enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The minute, corrupt government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Montreuil. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Shemienese economy, worth a remarkable 4,783 trillion shikis a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Soda Sales, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 326,698 shikis, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,080,204 per year while the poor average 73,863, a ratio of 14.6 to 1.

Commuter vessels have trouble staying afloat due to increased passengers, the Shemienese war navy contains an oddly large number of luxury yachts and cruise liners, the army spends more time producing 'romantic videos' than actually training soldiers, and cooking with water and baking soda is considered patent infringement. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Shemiki's national animal is the cat, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Shemiki is ranked 180,985th in the world and 188th in Texas for Safest, scoring 3.19 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 109thMost Efficient Economies: 137thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 234thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 252ndFattest Citizens: 337thHighest Disposable Incomes: 493rdMost Armed: 505thLargest Retail Industry: 641stRudest Citizens: 728thHighest Crime Rates: 737thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 791stLargest Gambling Industry: 808thMost Avoided: 813thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 861stHighest Average Incomes: 1,006thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,083rdLargest Insurance Industry: 1,116thHighest Economic Output: 1,260thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,287thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,317thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,456thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,720thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,793rdLargest Mining Sector: 1,805thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,861stLargest Black Market: 2,231stLargest Publishing Industry: 2,236thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,579thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,751stMost Cultured: 3,214thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,106thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,274thSmartest Citizens: 6,581stLargest Populations: 7,571stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,655thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,981stMost Secular: 8,665thTop
Most Influential: 9,195thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,092nd
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionRudest Citizens: 9th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 10th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionMost Cultured: 13th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 13th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 14th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 15th in the regionMost Secular: 16th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shemiki was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Shemiki was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Shemiki endorsed The Vacation Destination of New Zealand.
  • : Shemiki was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Shemiki was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector and the Top 10% for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Shemiki was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Shemiki was endorsed by The Vacation Destination of New Zealand.
  • : Shemiki was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Shemiki voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Texas".
  • : Shemiki was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 7 » NewTexas, Lewisville Texas, Studly Penguins, Greater United Texas, Lammey, Safj, and New Zealand.

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