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Most Devout: 3,347thFattest Citizens: 4,954thMost Avoided: 4,979th
The Loving Couple of
Father Knows Best State
I ship it!
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Rare

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Ship Fan

Population4.004 billion

CapitalRepublic City
LeaderMako
FaithCards

Currencydollar
Animaldove

The Loving Couple of Ship Fan is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Mako with an iron fist, and renowned for its parental licensing program, ritual sacrifices, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.004 billion Ship Fanians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Republic City. The average income tax rate is 51.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Ship Fanian economy, worth 539 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 134,798 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Pet owners exercise their doves at a snail's pace or risk prosecution, cinemas play art-house movies to ever-shrinking audiences as film critics rule the industry, rugby players that knock each other over always stop to make sure the other fellow is okay, and boys who even ask about cheerleading are placed on the Sex Offenders Register. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low. Ship Fan's national animal is the dove, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Cards.

Ship Fan is ranked 90,302nd in the world and 81st in The Free Nations Region for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 172,759 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Devout: 3,347thFattest Citizens: 4,954thMost Avoided: 4,979thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,226thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,348thLargest Retail Industry: 7,472ndLargest Black Market: 8,797thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,326thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12,474thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,058thMost Patriotic: 13,621stTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 18,421stMost Advanced Public Education: 18,548thHighest Average Incomes: 22,102ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 22,560thHighest Disposable Incomes: 22,970thMost Valuable International Artwork: 24,223rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 29,043rd
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Most Devout: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionFattest Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 12th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 23rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 23rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ship Fan, boys who even ask about cheerleading are placed on the Sex Offenders Register.
  • : Following new legislation in Ship Fan, rugby players that knock each other over always stop to make sure the other fellow is okay.
  • : Following new legislation in Ship Fan, cinemas play art-house movies to ever-shrinking audiences as film critics rule the industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Ship Fan, pet owners exercise their doves at a snail's pace or risk prosecution.
  • : Following new legislation in Ship Fan, a little pushing and pulling is needed for big ships to pass.
  • : Ship Fan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Ship Fan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Patriotic.
  • : Following new legislation in Ship Fan, Ship Fan has been greatly criticised for its isolationist policies.
  • : Following new legislation in Ship Fan, tantrum-throwing toddlers are regularly imprisoned on assault charges.
  • : Following new legislation in Ship Fan, Maxtopian villagers starve by the time Ship Fanian officials even file the appropriate paperwork needed to help them.

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