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Most Efficient Economies: 437th Best Weather: 1,109th Most Devout: 1,756th
The Grand Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
One People, One Nation, One Culture, One Destiny
Ogrel MacPhereson
Regional Influence
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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The Grand Republic of Shieldholm is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Ogrel MacPhereson with an even hand, and renowned for its parental licensing program, ubiquitous missile silos, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, devout population of 13.377 billion Shieldholmians 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 relatively small, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Law & Order, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Phere. The average income tax rate is 21.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Shieldholmian economy, worth a remarkable 2,494 trillion Gold Standard Credits a year, is dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 186,504 Gold Standard Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

The once prosperous capital is in utter decline, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping, the nation has nearly as many history museums as Shieldholmians, and the government is constantly producing new maps to accommodate the continual renaming of cities. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shieldholm's national animal is the Black Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Church of Mondain.

Shieldholm is ranked 175,809th in the world and 3rd in The Imperial Legion for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -20.2 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Top
1%
Most Efficient Economies: 437thBest Weather: 1,109thMost Devout: 1,756thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,765thTop
5%
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,803rdMost Stationary: 2,133rdHealthiest Citizens: 2,510thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,550thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,685thHighest Economic Output: 3,092ndLongest Average Lifespans: 3,154thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,222ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,389thMost Cultured: 3,441stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,485thHighest Average Incomes: 5,733rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,137thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,464thMost Developed: 7,159thMost Inclusive: 7,676thLargest Populations: 7,912thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,170thLowest Crime Rates: 8,936thTop
10%
Most Influential: 9,302ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,565thSmartest Citizens: 12,950thRudest Citizens: 15,807thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,860th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shieldholm was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Shieldholm voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Imperium Anglorum".
  • : Shieldholm voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "World Assembly Central Medicinal Database Compact"".
  • : Shieldholm was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry, the Top 5% for Lowest Crime Rates, and the Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Shieldholm was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Shieldholm was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Shieldholm was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Shieldholm was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Shieldholm was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Shieldholm voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend the Rejected Realms".

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