by Max Barry

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Nudest: 471st Most World Assembly Endorsements: 896th Most Influential: 2,664th
The Incorporated States of
Corporate Bordello
Shigonia: The land of the freedom to be free
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population616 million

CapitalShigonia LLC


The Incorporated States of Shigonia is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, sprawling nuclear power plants, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 616 million Shigonyanz are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shigonia LLC. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Shigonyan economy, worth 66.7 trillion shigoniaCoins a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Gambling, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is an impressive 108,351 shigoniaCoins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 391,119 per year while the poor average 21,442, a ratio of 18.2 to 1.

Airplanes have giant grilles on their noses to knock drones out of their path, Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume, group photos of the members of parliament are often mistaken for family reunions, and 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Shigonia's radio stations. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low. Shigonia's national animal is the catgirl, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Shigonia is ranked 55,821st in the world and 3,226th in The North Pacific for Most Secular, with 19.76 Atheism Rate.

Nudest: 471stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 896thTop
Most Influential: 2,664thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,227thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,557thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,103rdFattest Citizens: 8,283rdTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 10,244thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,119thLargest Gambling Industry: 11,240thLargest Retail Industry: 12,489thRudest Citizens: 13,448thMost Avoided: 13,763rdMost Efficient Economies: 14,007thMost Pro-Market: 15,254thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15,738th
Nudest: 9th in the regionTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 178th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 216th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 282nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 297th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 431st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 437th in the regionTop
Most Avoided: 496th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 576th in the regionRudest Citizens: 577th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 604th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 605th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 605th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 657th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 737th in the regionMost Influential: 843rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shigonia endorsed The Hyperborean State of Ostrinios.
  • : Shigonia was endorsed by The Hyperborean State of Ostrinios.
  • : Following new legislation in Shigonia, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Shigonia's radio stations.
  • : Following new legislation in Shigonia, group photos of the members of parliament are often mistaken for family reunions.
  • : Following new legislation in Shigonia, Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume.
  • : Following new legislation in Shigonia, airplanes have giant grilles on their noses to knock drones out of their path.
  • : Following new legislation in Shigonia, the contraband cigarette trade is lighting up across Shigonia.
  • : Shigonia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Following new legislation in Shigonia, nations that kill a Shigonyan can expect a strongly worded letter.
  • : Following new legislation in Shigonia, the state auctions off combat drones to fund war reparations.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 156 » Siwale, Shibutani, Notyoutopia, Yaorozu, Pallaith, Shin-Hachioji, The Rhein States, Territorio di Nessuno, Malta Comino Gozo, Great Bights Mum, Corfad, United Draconia, Kwaj, Sunto, Potatolandium, Mzeusia, Bayern-Straubing, Lionia, Chukstik Illahi, Albacria, Koda-Land, Holy Oranz, Shadowrik, Karazan, Sundred, Democritus, Selfgradatude, Former English Colony, Camarthen, New Lakemba, New Pruessen, Esplandia, Calamazo, Ethnon, Yarecir, Walter Jackson, Dar es Saalam, THX1138, Sil Dorsett, Frances Francis the First of France, Abiswashyo-bhumi, PlanetPunk, Meepnovia, Buckerino, National Goats, Jefffliu, Sanjurika, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, The United States of Romania, Riversedge, and 106 others.Sinelona, Lunallian, Lemonbiscuits, Oshonia, Elevation, Ostrolia, New Bremerton, Californian Redwood, Spartoptia, Wineclaw, Wilkshire, Adkins Station, North Bratislava, Universal State Formula, McMasterdonia, Snoodum, Vincone Cae, Uganda Knuckles UK, Valhalla123, Victoriaans Nederlands, Kasazzastan, Maovale, Sakaryata, Papika, Pleroma Sans Romans, The Iron Lions, Cloydicia, Highton Islands, Agrauron, Atomic Industry Islands, Diodone, Gladio II, Napnomadia, El Fiji Grande, Sheldanada, The Realm of Dorne, Bearical, Unsophisticate, Niradans, Omnistria, United North American, Stat Artha, Ka Ching, Australiland, Newpromisedland, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Yukti, Empy, Xentherida, Dreadton, The Pantheons, Ninjak30, Amauri, Outer Egorniand, Maott, Federation Terra Australis, General COE, SillyString, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Windmilluminati, Ethereal Expanse, Pasargad, Fengate, The Black Cathedral, The Sinclarian Provinces, COCONUT-CITY, Alunya, Moubarakistan, Kulgatha, Joodey, Surikatia, Ainsworth, Ozstan, Steraz, Bridgett, Atain, Suicidistan, Pinguioris, United Asgardian States, Tianqing, Sheldony, Abject Ludicrosity, 1 very fast endotarter, Guer Aike, Partax, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Tranquillitas Ingenii, SchoolHouse Rock, New Phyrreus, Lunalux, Acrabinnia, Ofemerica, Votak Matim, Tappan Hills, Q w e r t y, Egalico, Solmetria, SORT, Southern Peopoloistopia, Jasminlandia, Renzic, Torakuen, Guslantis, Ara Antrizuls, and Ostrinios.

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