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Most Influential: 3,486thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,285thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,271st
The Federation of
Democratic Socialists
Fight For All That's Beautiful In The World
Siegfried Kaslana
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Shicksal

Population2.243 billion

CapitalHyperion
LeaderSiegfried Kaslana
FaithImaginary Tree

CurrencyCrystal
AnimalHonkai

The Federation of Shicksal is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Siegfried Kaslana with an even hand, and notable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, compulsory military service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 2.243 billion Valkyries are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hyperion. The average income tax rate is 69.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Valkryja economy, worth 271 trillion Crystals a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 121,228 Crystals, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The aphorism "there's no need to argue" has been dismissed by Valkyries, the government regularly publishes lengthy reports on its own excessive recordkeeping, over a third of the seats in sports stadiums have been removed to make room for female-only commodes, and if foreigners can hit a spittoon from five paces they get a free holiday to Shicksal. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shicksal's national animal is the Honkai, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Imaginary Tree.

Shicksal is ranked 245,600th in the world and 922nd in Europe for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.99 crimes per hour.

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Most Influential: 3,486thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,285thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,271stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,316thMost Developed: 13,080thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 14,019thMost Cultured: 14,560thSmartest Citizens: 15,205thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,808thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,561stMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,026thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,866thHighest Food Quality: 21,411thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,891stLongest Average Lifespans: 23,442ndMost Advanced Public Education: 23,812thLargest Governments: 23,960thMost Inclusive: 24,414thMost Efficient Economies: 24,658thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 24,862ndLowest Crime Rates: 25,079thHighest Average Incomes: 25,519th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 105th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 126th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Shicksal, if foreigners can hit a spittoon from five paces they get a free holiday to Shicksal.
  • : Following new legislation in Shicksal, over a third of the seats in sports stadiums have been removed to make room for female-only commodes.
  • : Shicksal endorsed The Republic of Zulrich.
  • : Shicksal endorsed The People's Kingdom of Corsoaua.
  • : Shicksal was endorsed by The Republic of Zulrich.
  • : Shicksal was endorsed by The People's Kingdom of Corsoaua.
  • : Following new legislation in Shicksal, the government regularly publishes lengthy reports on its own excessive recordkeeping.
  • : Following new legislation in Shicksal, the aphorism "there's no need to argue" has been dismissed by Valkyries.
  • : Following new legislation in Shicksal, short shrift is being given to applications for political asylum from illegal immigrants.
  • : Shicksal was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.

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