by Max Barry

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Largest Insurance Industry: 52ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 78thLargest Agricultural Sector: 104th
The Battered Civil War Zone of
Corporate Police State
Oh! So THAT'S what it does!
SHIELD Director Phil Coulson
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population16.087 billion

CapitalTriskelion City
LeaderSHIELD Director Phil Coulson
FaithAnti-HYDRA Sentimentality Initiative

CurrencyCaptain America trading card
AnimalWilson's falcon

The Battered Civil War Zone of SHIELD HQ is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by SHIELD Director Phil Coulson with an iron fist, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 16.087 billion SHIELD Agents are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry, Law & Order, and Spirituality also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Triskelion City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 92.7%.

The frighteningly efficient a SHIELD Agent economy, worth a remarkable 9,479 trillion Captain America trading cards a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is a breathtaking 589,286 Captain America trading cards, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,115,164 per year while the poor average 29,122, a ratio of 141 to 1.

Business owners who refuse to hire ex-cons often wake up with a Wilson's falcon's head in their bed, new safety regulations require all cars manufactured in SHIELD HQ to be bombproof, main battle tanks stalk the woods of SHIELD HQ in search of Wilson's falcons, and GP clinics are inundated by patients requesting prescriptions for alcohol. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. SHIELD HQ's national animal is the Wilson's falcon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Anti-HYDRA Sentimentality Initiative.

SHIELD HQ is ranked 129,835th in the world and 6,107th in Lazarus for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 548.53 tourists per hour.

Largest Insurance Industry: 52ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 78thLargest Agricultural Sector: 104thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 123rdLargest Black Market: 145thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 162ndHighest Average Incomes: 165thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 180thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 183rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 220thMost Devout: 286thLargest Mining Sector: 322ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 409thMost Corrupt Governments: 427thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 575thFattest Citizens: 608thHighest Economic Output: 610thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 616thMost Subsidized Industry: 733rdMost Efficient Economies: 789thLargest Gambling Industry: 828thLowest Crime Rates: 877thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,178thLargest Governments: 1,196thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,305thMost Patriotic: 1,468thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,478thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,635thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,677thLargest Retail Industry: 1,739thMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,441stTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,583rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,795thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,830thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,514thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,877thRudest Citizens: 7,344thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,490thMost Conservative: 8,108thTop
Largest Populations: 15,936thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,168thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,835th
Largest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11th in the regionMost Devout: 13th in the regionLargest Black Market: 15th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 19th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 24th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 27th in the regionFattest Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 29th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 30th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 33rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 36th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 50th in the regionMost Patriotic: 56th in the regionLargest Governments: 58th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 59th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 64th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 73rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 78th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 86th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 102nd in the regionTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 133rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 138th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 186th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 235th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 315th in the regionMost Conservative: 329th in the regionRudest Citizens: 352nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 369th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 419th in the regionLargest Populations: 476th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 839th in the regionMost Extreme: 1,002nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1,080th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : SHIELD HQ was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : SHIELD HQ was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : SHIELD HQ was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Patriotic.
  • : SHIELD HQ was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : SHIELD HQ's influence in Lazarus rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : SHIELD HQ's influence in Lazarus rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : SHIELD HQ was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Zombies and Most Survivors.
  • : SHIELD HQ's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : SHIELD HQ's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : SHIELD HQ was refounded in Lazarus.


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