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Most Secular: 4,610thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,344thMost Influential: 13,961st
The Union of Shimano Republics of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Your life is my responsibility
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Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Fair
Political Freedom
Rare

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Shimanovango

Population1.217 billion

CapitalMoscowia
LeaderVladimir Wuskhy

Currencylenin coins
Animalchickens

The Union of Shimano Republics of Shimanovango is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Vladimir Wuskhy with an iron fist, and notable for its irreverence towards religion, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical population of 1.217 billion shimanovs are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Moscowia. The average income tax rate is 78.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient shimanovy economy, worth 47.3 trillion lenin coins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry. Average income is 38,865 lenin coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

All work and no play has rendered the nation's children somewhat intelligent but also remarkably dull, knitting needles have been banned in the name of public safety, the nation's prisons are touted as the best weight loss programs money can't buy, and male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shimanovango's national animal is the chickens, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Shimanovango is ranked 237,717th in the world and 922nd in The Communist Bloc for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -10.72 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Secular: 4,610thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,344thTop
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Most Influential: 13,961stSafest: 14,164thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,248thMost Pacifist: 17,994thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,830thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,029thMost Income Equality: 20,175thMost Authoritarian: 24,440th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 85th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shimanovango was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Shimanovango was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Shimanovango was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Following new legislation in Shimanovango, male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room.
  • : Shimanovango lodged a message on the The Communist Bloc Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Shimanovango, the nation's prisons are touted as the best weight loss programs money can't buy.
  • : Following new legislation in Shimanovango, knitting needles have been banned in the name of public safety.
  • : Shimanovango was reclassified from "Corrupt Dictatorship" to "Psychotic Dictatorship".
  • : Following new legislation in Shimanovango, all work and no play has rendered the nation's children somewhat intelligent but also remarkably dull.
  • : Shimanovango changed its national leader to "Vladimir Wuskhy".

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