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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,336thRudest Citizens: 5,183rdMost Rebellious Youth: 6,879th
The Socialist Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
We're still recovering from the butter crisis
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population3.224 billion

LeaderPremier Tivra Haldar


The Socialist Republic of Shiandor is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Premier Tivra Haldar with an even hand, and notable for its smutty television, unlimited-speed roads, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 3.224 billion Shiandori have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shair'dela'rhuin. The average income tax rate is 66.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Shiandori economy, worth 483 trillion shians a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Retail, and Cheese Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 149,839 shians, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Social care for the elderly consists of a self help leaflet and a kick on the backside, janitors and factory workers are often better educated than the bosses they work for, a spate of enforced closures has left 'Government FM' as the nation's only radio station, and the silencing of dissent speaks volumes about the quality of Shiandori democracy. Crime is totally unknown. Shiandor's national animal is the fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Nihilism.

Shiandor is ranked 39,518th in the world and 17th in APSIA for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 66.09 Effective Tax Rate.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,336thRudest Citizens: 5,183rdMost Rebellious Youth: 6,879thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,507thMost Inclusive: 7,572ndHighest Poor Incomes: 9,049thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,210thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,308thLargest Black Market: 9,601stTop
Most Developed: 10,479thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,162ndSmartest Citizens: 13,431stHighest Average Incomes: 13,569thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,867thLargest Retail Industry: 15,582ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,879thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,894thMost Secular: 17,635thLargest Agricultural Sector: 18,995thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,141stMost Beautiful Environments: 19,369thLargest Governments: 20,099th
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionNudest: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shiandor's influence in APSIA rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Shiandor's influence in APSIA rose from "Zero" to "Newcomer".
  • : Shiandor was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced and the Top 10% for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, Most Beautiful Environments, and Largest Governments.
  • : Shiandor altered its national flag.
  • : Shiandor altered its national flag.
  • : Shiandor relocated from Osiris to APSIA.
  • : Shiandor was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Shiandor ceased to exist in APSIA.
  • : Shiandor was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Shiandor was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.


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