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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 984th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,221st Most Influential: 1,461st
The Peaceful Conglomerate of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Group hugs are now mandatory, at noon each day
Supreme Shifter
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population7.088 billion

LeaderSupreme Shifter


The Peaceful Conglomerate of Shiftierier is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Supreme Shifter with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 7.088 billion Shifties love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shift-Key. The average income tax rate is 96.0%.

The all-consuming Shiftie economy, worth 885 trillion Fish a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 124,961 Fish, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Shiftie novella fans become unusually flustered when thinking about Supreme Shifter, politicians have literally dirty hands from their extracurricular activities, the government loves seeing the little people fight, and it's often raining men (hallelujah) in Shift-Key. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shiftierier's national animal is the HE-Grenade, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Fishing.

Shiftierier is ranked 984th in the world and 665th in The North Pacific for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 147 Valid Endorsements.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 984thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,221stMost Influential: 1,461stTop
Most Pacifist: 1,886thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,362ndMost Advanced Public Education: 2,445thNicest Citizens: 2,480thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,510thSafest: 2,595thBest Weather: 2,632ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,638thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,753rdLargest Welfare Programs: 2,759thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,858thMost Inclusive: 2,867thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,959thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,143rdLongest Average Lifespans: 3,549thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,628thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,677thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,803rdLowest Crime Rates: 4,830thMost Cultured: 5,113thLargest Governments: 5,748thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,754thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,323rdHealthiest Citizens: 6,716thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,208thSmartest Citizens: 7,435thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,522ndTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 8,723rdMost Developed: 8,877thNudest: 14,006thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,705thMost Income Equality: 14,775thHighest Economic Output: 16,471st
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 59th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 90th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 107th in the regionMost Pacifist: 110th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 123rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 128th in the regionSafest: 133rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 135th in the regionNicest Citizens: 151st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 152nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 152nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 154th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 157th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 158th in the regionBest Weather: 158th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 173rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 174th in the regionMost Inclusive: 191st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 214th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 228th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 243rd in the regionMost Cultured: 260th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 260th in the regionLargest Governments: 289th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 330th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 372nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 386th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 425th in the regionTop
Nudest: 441st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 479th in the regionMost Developed: 506th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 534th in the regionMost Influential: 576th in the regionLargest Populations: 577th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 665th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 672nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 720th in the regionMost Stationary: 783rd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 147 » Notyoutopia, Shin-Hachioji, Empy, Territorio di Nessuno, Siwale, Yaorozu, Shibutani, Koda-Land, Sundred, Ethnon, Kwaj, Corfad, Q w e r t y, Maott, Universal State Formula, Selfgradatude, Frances Francis the First of France, United Draconia, Zeternia, Sunto, Buckerino, PlanetPunk, Atain, Malta Comino Gozo, Wineclaw, Moubarakistan, Shadowrik, Holy Oranz, Sil Dorsett, Former English Colony, Pallaith, Xentherida, El Fiji Grande, Guslantis, Diodone, Sacrento, Dar es Saalam, Wilkshire, Kobagia, The Iron Lions, The Rhein States, Yukti, The Most Freedom Ever, Great Bights Mum, Valhalla123, New Bremerton, New Pruessen, Cinnibar, Spartoptia, SORT, and 97 others.General COE, Sinelona, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Kasazzastan, Cloydicia, Highton Islands, Napnomadia, Bearical, Unsophisticate, Niradans, Omnistria, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Lunallian, Dreadton, Ninjak30, Amauri, Outer Egorniand, Federation Terra Australis, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Windmilluminati, Pasargad, Alunya, Ainsworth, Ozstan, Steraz, The Sinclarian Provinces, Guer Aike, Votak Matim, Egalico, Solmetria, Joodey, Jasminlandia, Torakuen, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Zemnaya Svoboda, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Trillius, Unimaginable Doom, Victoriaans Nederlands, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Bananoonza, Ikea Rike, Aratani, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Haor Chall, Noahs Second Country, Rynion, Test for a new hope, Elder Realms, Loutsland, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Constantinolia, Zumlandia, Xzavia-Hjar, Glurponia, Orado, Utopicican, Runeda, Daiz, Juggernautilus, The Tampa Bay Rays, Sockmanland, Makersaulache, Duerrlewang, New Octicarg, Cuyan, McMasterdonia, Orven, The Stratosphere Islands, Racoda, Ponantine, Wisconsota, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Altamonte, Angshire, Miruma, Kranostav, Loli County, Nothru Lerple, Pazair, PotatoFarmers, Newpromisedland, Seenvorland, Clan Spaniel, Dabarastan, United Kahndaq, Viridiann, Afcon, Zyvetskistaahn, Sea Ghost, and Eravonia.

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