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The Shrimp Queen of
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Shidei

Population3.255 billion

CapitalIsnaheim
LeaderMei
FaithTribadism

Currencycookie
Animalamano shrimp

The Shrimp Queen of Shidei is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Mei with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, cynical population of 3.255 billion Shidei are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Isnaheim. The average income tax rate is 92.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Shidei economy, worth 327 trillion cookies a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 100,683 cookies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Etiquette guides advise visitors to 'grovel gracefully', Mei's webseries about the alleged hauntings of Isnaheim generates millions of views, Isnaheim's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight, and the optimally efficient parking strategy for business commuters is referred to as the "traveling salesman problem". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shidei's national animal is the amano shrimp, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Tribadism.

Shidei is ranked 49,333rd in the world and 87th in The Western Isles for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 2.83 Bank.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,464thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,168thHealthiest Citizens: 3,339thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,616thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,855thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,001stMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,285thMost Pacifist: 4,313thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,722ndMost Secular: 5,824thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,191stMost Inclusive: 7,694thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,249thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,611thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,680thNicest Citizens: 8,943rdLowest Crime Rates: 9,328thLargest Black Market: 10,994thLargest Governments: 11,714thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 16,611thMost Influential: 16,852ndSmartest Citizens: 18,425thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,839th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Secular: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 12th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 13th in the regionMost Pacifist: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionLargest Black Market: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 15th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 15th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 17th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Shidei, the optimally efficient parking strategy for business commuters is referred to as the "traveling salesman problem".
  • : Shidei lodged a message on the The Western Isles Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Shidei, Isnaheim's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight.
  • : Following new legislation in Shidei, Mei's webseries about the alleged hauntings of Isnaheim generates millions of views.
  • : Following new legislation in Shidei, etiquette guides advise visitors to 'grovel gracefully'.
  • : Shidei lodged a message on the The Western Isles Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Shidei, all guns must be registered.
  • : Shidei lodged a message on the The Western Isles Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Shidei, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers.
  • : Shidei lodged a message on the The Western Isles Regional Message Board.

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