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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 122nd Most Efficient Economies: 142nd Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 246th
The Kingdom of
Capitalizt
Que sera, sera.
King Théodore LXIX
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Kingdom of Shemiki is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by King Théodore LXIX with an even hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, daily referendums, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 14.098 billion Shemienese enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, corrupt, liberal 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 4,468 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 316,950 shikis, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,044,531 per year while the poor average 72,010, a ratio of 14.5 to 1.

Exploding toys that leak battery acid are back in the shops after the government declared child safety 'over-rated', citizens are encouraged to show displeasure with politicians by poking them with sharp metal sticks, stone wrist watches that weigh 20lb are the latest trend, and King Théodore LXIX is frequently seen begging critics to stop insulting the government. 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 10,599th in the world and 13th in The Southwestern Alliance for Most Influential, scoring 2,781 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 122ndMost Efficient Economies: 142ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 246thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 263rdFattest Citizens: 333rdMost Armed: 462ndRudest Citizens: 522ndLargest Retail Industry: 676thHighest Crime Rates: 707thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 754thMost Avoided: 760thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 787thLargest Gambling Industry: 832ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,060thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,134thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,215thHighest Economic Output: 1,338thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,390thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,431stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,442ndMost Rebellious Youth: 1,747thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,812thLargest Mining Sector: 1,867thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,974thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,373rdLargest Publishing Industry: 2,375thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,774thMost Cultured: 3,151stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,169thSmartest Citizens: 6,358thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,634thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,893rdLargest Populations: 7,735thLargest Black Market: 8,421stTop
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Most Influential: 10,599thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,650thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 16,411thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,842nd
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the region

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