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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 97th Most Efficient Economies: 137th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 208th
The Kingdom of
New York Times Democracy
Que sera, sera.
King Théodore LXIX
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population16.394 billion

LeaderKing Théodore LXIX
FaithRoman Catholicism


The Kingdom of Shemiki is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by King Théodore LXIX with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, anti-smoking policies, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 16.394 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 5,385 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 328,496 shikis, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,034,997 per year while the poor average 79,718, a ratio of 13.0 to 1.

Foreign converts are illuminated by both missionaries and helicopter searchlights, for just a few extra shikis Shemienese can get new driving records with their new cars, nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines, and politicians preface their speeches with a declaration that any resemblance to speeches given by individuals living or dead is purely coincidental. 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 167,402nd in the world and 156th in Texas for Safest, scoring 3.18 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 97thMost Efficient Economies: 137thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 208thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 238thFattest Citizens: 359thHighest Disposable Incomes: 461stMost Armed: 472ndHighest Crime Rates: 660thLargest Gambling Industry: 661stMost Avoided: 836thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 839thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 938thLargest Insurance Industry: 942ndLargest Retail Industry: 958thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,029thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,053rdRudest Citizens: 1,085thHighest Average Incomes: 1,092ndHighest Economic Output: 1,138thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,337thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,578thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,634thLargest Mining Sector: 1,679thTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,770thLargest Black Market: 1,983rdLargest Publishing Industry: 2,018thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,100thMost Cultured: 2,966thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,048thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,130thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,833rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,741stSmartest Citizens: 6,540thMost Influential: 7,101stLargest Populations: 7,113thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,126thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,299thMost Secular: 9,496thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,763rd
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 8th in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionRudest Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionMost Secular: 13th in the regionMost Cultured: 13th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 15th in the region

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