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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 923rdMost Influential: 1,562ndMost Patriotic: 1,639th
The Greater Empire of
Moralistic Democracy
Long live His Imperial Majesty the Emperor!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.307 billion

CapitalAkishi Metropolis
LeaderEmperor Saka-Nushuzumi

AnimalGreen Pheasant

The Greater Empire of Shintoese is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Emperor Saka-Nushuzumi with an even hand, and renowned for its public floggings, zero percent divorce rate, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, devout population of 2.307 billion Shintoese are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Akishi Metropolis. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 68.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Shintoese economy, worth 407 trillion Yen a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Retail. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 176,487 Yen, with the richest citizens earning 6.7 times as much as the poorest.

Police are trained in using their steel-capped boots as a tool of law enforcement, the slowest students feel vaguely targeted by their Mendelian Inheritance coursework, a popular artist is claiming that a raw steak with a dog turd on it is a portrait of Emperor Saka-Nushuzumi, and the state aims to prevent terrorism by committing acts of terror against suspected aggressors. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shintoese's national animal is the Green Pheasant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Shinbutsu-shūgō.

Shintoese is ranked 15,789th in the world and 410th in the South Pacific for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 99.99 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 923rdMost Influential: 1,562ndMost Patriotic: 1,639thTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 3,746thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,647thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,715thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,617thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,091stMost Devout: 7,469thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,234thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,233rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,676thLowest Crime Rates: 10,162ndHighest Average Incomes: 10,182ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,565thLargest Retail Industry: 12,166thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,536thMost Developed: 13,706thTop
Largest Governments: 14,505thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,545thMost Efficient Economies: 15,789thMost Cultured: 16,815thLargest Black Market: 16,930thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,916thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,038thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19,942ndSmartest Citizens: 20,507thHealthiest Citizens: 20,553rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,317thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23,157thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 24,010thBest Weather: 25,105thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 25,811th
Most Patriotic: 50th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 90th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 103rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 115th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 134th in the regionMost Influential: 143rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 145th in the regionMost Devout: 153rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 160th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 210th in the regionLargest Black Market: 236th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 255th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 264th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 281st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 306th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 314th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 341st in the regionLargest Governments: 398th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 406th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 410th in the regionMost Developed: 420th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 465th in the regionRudest Citizens: 511th in the regionMost Cultured: 520th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 570th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 601st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 614th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 629th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 637th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 656th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 676th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 732nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 738th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 752nd in the regionBest Weather: 775th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 839th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 973rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 993rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1,037th in the regionMost Stationary: 1,086th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,240th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shintoese was endorsed by The Le Tercere Republice Federal of Taigama.
  • : Following new legislation in Shintoese, the state aims to prevent terrorism by committing acts of terror against suspected aggressors.
  • : Following new legislation in Shintoese, a popular artist is claiming that a raw steak with a dog turd on it is a portrait of Emperor Saka-Nushuzumi.
  • : Following new legislation in Shintoese, the slowest students feel vaguely targeted by their Mendelian Inheritance coursework.
  • : Shintoese endorsed The Democratic States of Lile Ulie Islands.
  • : Shintoese was endorsed by The Democratic States of Lile Ulie Islands.
  • : Following new legislation in Shintoese, police are trained in using their steel-capped boots as a tool of law enforcement.
  • : Following new legislation in Shintoese, pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves.
  • : Following new legislation in Shintoese, newspapers are running a front-page picture of Emperor Saka-Nushuzumi holding a crowbar and standing over a bloodied stockbroker.
  • : Following new legislation in Shintoese, Coco the Clown has been elected to the nation's parliament.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 191 » Amerion, Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, Tsunamy, Tepertopia, Holota, Beblahbleblo, New Sanet, Corgitopiaa, Aidenfieeld, Concrete Slab, Volaworand, Bawkie, Bleakfoot, Holy Free, Nowa Europa, Anatasha, Westenhald, Land Without Shrimp, Farengeto, Wehraboos, United States of Belvaria, Jehenna, Beepee, West Pastafaria, PenguinPies, Freedoom, Ebonhand, Saciu, Damn Frigid Wastelands, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Sandaoguo, Yaravia, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Kringalia, Rebel-topia, Drew Durrnil, Arvan Irawer, Shuckle Empire, The naked people, Darakin, Noimosini, Skaladoria, Hanguk-Nippon, Gonrati, Shefino, Cereskia 2, The Haughtherlands, Arscanesia, Immund, Achemar, and 141 others.Kanatian Percocet, Stephastan, Chernaya Zvezda, Banglazstrogaria, Sou Avida, Eleuthelrium, A Place Somewhere, Cucutenium, Willing Mind, Makinius, Ever Testing, Erstavik, Mavenu, Curlyhoward, Donat Invadia, The Solar System Scope, Isokenzar, Uunited Islands, Yellunstryer, Ipugao, Andinla, New American Dictatorship, Albeville, Castraebar, Bear Connors Paradiso, Depressed Nation, Mapico, Fasire, New Crownea, The republic of Konsa, Zanforadon, Sedunn, New Plant, Myness, The Island of Sorna, Unojo, Uvalor, A Bombed-Out Crater, Drystar, Malmsia, Sol Two, Altnavia, Flumenvallis, Sagostas, Ambitchous, Aurcania, The Two Jerseys, North Kanuckistan, Ambirich, Inhokosu, Eastern Bahia, Fighting Kawi Ninja, South Blossom, Bonobiana, PsiCorps, Unielvan Millorvium, Venezia Pacifica, Nomayuki, Martiland, Kremony, USNE2018, Land of Mari, Itani, Tioloman, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Eastern Cenland Anuicalica, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Esterwood, Venkara, Kantamaria, Tupolov, Leighester, FreeFishers, Rectionk, North Pernambuco, Bavaristan, The New Dacians, Paganan, Los estados confederates de Mexico, Sanden, Gracca, Insulae libertatis, Saint Roberts, Latonha, Leimarite Empire, Fake vietnam, Villa Caruso, DavidTheJew, Penguis Empire, Brazilian impero2, Froshar, Ancient Slobovia, The Blue Monarch, America Gone Wrong, Blancemon, Abarri, Pendelk, Tyflugian, Amistades, Great Lothian, Wildweststan, Lauramerica, Baron Ungern and Tzar Nicholas, MLSWOOD, TescoPepsi, Linden Oak, GERMAN EMPIER, Menesynchro, The United Pirate Cities of Flotilla, Nomisma, Timberock, Canmore, Mnemnovia, Tyrantistica, Doraya, Kronars, East Papas Fritas, Kiasu-ism, Southern Numenor, Prairiegrass, Ostavaria, Max Siotto, RestartAll, Pamduj, Distalkis, Noire Denholm, Al Fakaat, Antwerpen1, Bistritza, Eae, Gennaretia, Blondiesland, Shadeth, Merevane, LadyRebels, Theilan2, Driodal, Somurias, Dupanda, Lile Ulie Islands, and Taigama.