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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 111th Most Efficient Economies: 137th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 235th
The Kingdom of
Left-Leaning College State
Que sera, sera.
King Théodore LXIX
Regional Influence
Page
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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The Kingdom of Shemiki is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by King Théodore LXIX with an even hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, prohibition of alcohol, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 13.382 billion Shemienese enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

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 4,353 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 325,346 shikis, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.1 times as much as the poorest.

Gardeners must genetically test weeds for unique traits before digging them up, Humongo-Mart's Beef 'n Cat Lasagne is a hit, violently opinionated speakers can be heard preaching their hateful views on every street corner, and the weather in Montreuil is always 'pigeons with a chance of droppings'. 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 137th in the world and 6th in Texas for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 111thMost Efficient Economies: 137thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 235thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 240thFattest Citizens: 324thMost Armed: 459thLargest Retail Industry: 543rdRudest Citizens: 573rdMost Avoided: 695thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 696thLargest Gambling Industry: 743rdHighest Crime Rates: 751stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 777thHighest Average Incomes: 885thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,009thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,129thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,226thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,240thHighest Economic Output: 1,331stTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,559thLargest Mining Sector: 1,605thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,750thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,823rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,986thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,073rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,223rdLargest Publishing Industry: 2,242ndLargest Black Market: 2,297thMost Cultured: 3,018thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,335thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,040thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,262ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,828thSmartest Citizens: 6,290thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,397thTop
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Largest Populations: 7,930th
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 7th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 9th in the regionRudest Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionLargest Black Market: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13th in the regionMost Cultured: 15th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shemiki was endorsed by The Gigantic Frozen Igloo of Studly Penguins.
  • : Shemiki lodged a message on the Texas Regional Message Board.
  • : Shemiki voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Enabling The Disabled In Academia".
  • : Following new legislation in Shemiki, the weather in Montreuil is always 'pigeons with a chance of droppings'.
  • : Following new legislation in Shemiki, violently opinionated speakers can be heard preaching their hateful views on every street corner.
  • : Following new legislation in Shemiki, Humongo-Mart's Beef 'n Cat Lasagne is a hit.
  • : Following new legislation in Shemiki, gardeners must genetically test weeds for unique traits before digging them up.
  • : Following new legislation in Shemiki, people often get liposuction to reduce their air fares.
  • : Following new legislation in Shemiki, scavengers with burlap sacks and shovels skulk around graveyards.
  • : Following new legislation in Shemiki, the voyages of obsolete star-trekking satellites on deliberate escape orbits are only just beginning.

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