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Most Valuable International Artwork: 58thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 83rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 239th
The Ricky Spanish Easter Egg of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Ricky Spanish
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Population12.2 billion

FaithChurch of the Cosmic Skull


The Ricky Spanish Easter Egg of Shibutani is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Daniel with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, ubiquitous missile silos, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 12.2 billion Shibutanians 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 tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of MAYA. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Shibutanian economy, worth a remarkable 5,007 trillion Bitcoins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 410,478 Bitcoins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Young girls and senior citizens alike can be spotted wearing colourful short shorts, old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones, the nation solves other countries' human rights problems with a generous dose of violence, and translators have been hired to deal with the varying regional accents during national political debates. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Shibutani's national animal is the cow, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Church of the Cosmic Skull.

Shibutani is ranked 97,872nd in the world and 2,919th in The North Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 39.99 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 58thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 83rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 239thLargest Retail Industry: 245thMost Devout: 342ndRudest Citizens: 362ndMost Influential: 369thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 461stFattest Citizens: 585thMost Cultured: 636thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 663rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 671stLargest Publishing Industry: 850thMost Corrupt Governments: 892ndHighest Average Incomes: 916thMost Efficient Economies: 1,000thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,029thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,107thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,133rdMost Patriotic: 1,171stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,264thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,462ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,538thSmartest Citizens: 1,560thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,106thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,177thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,233rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,402ndTop
Highest Economic Output: 3,082ndLargest Mining Sector: 3,684thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,846thLargest Governments: 4,004thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,707thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,942ndMost Armed: 6,331stHighest Food Quality: 6,699thLowest Crime Rates: 6,950thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,158thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,331stLargest Black Market: 8,640thMost Stationary: 11,519thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,543rdTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 22,820th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 9th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 12th in the regionMost Devout: 14th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 14th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 16th in the regionRudest Citizens: 25th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 25th in the regionFattest Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Cultured: 27th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 33rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 38th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 39th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 42nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 42nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 44th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 50th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 51st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 58th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 59th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 60th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 60th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 65th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 71st in the regionTop
Most Influential: 74th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 75th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 81st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 85th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 87th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 90th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 98th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 148th in the regionLargest Black Market: 152nd in the regionMost Armed: 192nd in the regionLargest Governments: 197th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 220th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 225th in the regionMost Stationary: 242nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 340th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 352nd in the regionTop
Highest Food Quality: 378th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 398th in the regionLargest Populations: 540th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 457 » Filibustra, Corfad, Dreadton, Ethnon, Varisland, Siwale, Sechiole, KAP03land, Pazair, Aerilia, Sojenre, Great Bights Mum, Omnistria, Bankowiata, Roman Empire August, Zyvetskistaahn, Tachycardia, Kwaj, Aenglaland, Simone Republic, Piura, The Rhein States, Omicron Persei V111, Regallio, Koda-Land, Yaorozu, Xagill, United States of Dictators, Former English Colony, Miyasaka, Salish-Cascadia, Kranostav, Inferior Impor, Sil Dorsett, Wineclaw, Frances Francis the First of France, Wisconsota, Loutsland, Unshleepd, Liberepublia, Randoes, Antiyard, Coffee Drinker, PotatoFarmers, Hopenadya, Very Pog, Prevaland, Parpyduckland, Meadowfields, Catel Sago, and 407 others.Oannia, Nationeer, The Zheng Dynasty, Gragadoia, Onasia, Geezy For Life, XD 2, Freeedu, Yukti, Hiyzis, Cartures, Spartoi, Arucaria, North Bratislava, Rainengrad, Napnomadia, Atrito, Eraver, The Austro Germanic Union, The Confederation of Earth, Etanur, Igritann, Wallstreetopia, Merconitonitopia, Sri 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Azulhuo, Workers Republic of Prestes Order, Brackerca, Francois Isidore, Zerentopia, Territorio di Nessuno, Selecuids, Love Shack, Malta Comino Gozo, Ecliptic Moons, The USSA, Adziolandia, Ibra, The Seanviet Union, Neo Cheese Empire, Snipland, Elliniki Dhmokratia, Nusantara Indonesian, AE2022, Snowsland, Beastland6000, Zillead, Pineappleistania, Mallyna, The Galactic Triumvirate, Marlducro, Furballland, TamilPesum, Kenmoria, The Teddy, Advancia-Sizzletown, Kyiv Protectorate, Dastorkustraetonintistan, Catalis, Kazorton, The United Republic of Mar, Vilaforta, Polgaria, Troll Punishers, Vyata Temor, New Fredoenia, Urayia, South Parter, Naysau, Jurador, The Three Moutains, United Orange Valley States, Land of the Bussy Wussyz World but BETER, East Tigris, Third Indonam, Soviet Adia, Deliber, Ariannas, Andrei Utopic Kingdom, The Amazing Pizza Cat, Osmauri, Kasazzastan, Opis, Ayuzhhhhh, Lennie Briscoe, Isla Del Luna, Khlachten, Unimaginable Doom, Binafra, Joevala, Prismaria, Vivanco, 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Lauderdalle, Evelyn Hugo, Western Vapia, Kad Redland, XST, United Caribbea, Fiertronarawber, Aalander, The VFD, The Union of The People of Britannia, Riosabio, Hohoi, Great Mataram, Notyoutopia, Munchkins, Trionalis, MAACAU, Frikandel, Reichtangle The Best, WilkowyjeNiePomyje, Catholicah, Boris Cult, Seronia, and Nakhodka.