by Max Barry

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 50th Nicest Citizens: 56th Most Compassionate Citizens: 70th
The Forest of
Left-wing Utopia
Life Comes From-The Sun-Comes From The Tree
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
Excessive

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Shirakahn

Population18.93 billion

Currencyhappiness of all
Animalfreedom

The Forest of Shirakahn is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its smutty television, complete lack of prisons, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 18.93 billion Shirakahnians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but sluggish Shirakahnian economy, worth a remarkable 1,492 trillion happinesses of all a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports. Average income is 78,823 happinesses of all, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Leader's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader, angry men scowl at each other across chess boards, government agents stalk the aisles of grocery stores for out-of-stock medications, and an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents. Crime is totally unknown. Shirakahn's national animal is the freedom, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Shirakahn is ranked 169,166th in the world and 5,919th in Lazarus for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -65.56 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 50thNicest Citizens: 56thMost Compassionate Citizens: 70thMost Pacifist: 85thBest Weather: 97thLeast Corrupt Governments: 116thMost Beautiful Environments: 127thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 140thLongest Average Lifespans: 154thMost Cultured: 202ndMost Rebellious Youth: 273rdHealthiest Citizens: 385thHighest Average Tax Rates: 444thLargest Welfare Programs: 463rdMost Inclusive: 607thLargest Governments: 614thSafest: 644thSmartest Citizens: 657thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,134thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,015thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,061stLowest Crime Rates: 2,068thMost Influential: 2,559thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,710thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,759thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,255thLargest Populations: 4,388thMost Politically Free: 6,411thHighest Drug Use: 7,069thHighest Economic Output: 7,090thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,876thTop
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Most Income Equality: 9,940thMost Secular: 10,076thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,118thMost Stationary: 11,807th
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 9th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 13th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 16th in the regionLargest Governments: 17th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 21st in the regionSafest: 30th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 35th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 58th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 60th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 73rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 87th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 102nd in the regionLargest Populations: 157th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 200th in the regionMost Income Equality: 250th in the regionMost Politically Free: 278th in the regionMost Stationary: 282nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 283rd in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 319th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 363rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 395th in the regionMost Secular: 398th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 580th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shirakahn was endorsed by The Evoked Eparchy of Aleister.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirakahn, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirakahn, government agents stalk the aisles of grocery stores for out-of-stock medications.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirakahn, angry men scowl at each other across chess boards.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirakahn, Leader's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirakahn, there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirakahn, crossbow bolts fill the skies if so much as a sparrow flies overhead.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirakahn, no one is quite sure what many government officials look like.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirakahn, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirakahn, from the highest mountain to the deepest cave - one can always count on finding a good cell signal in Shirakahn.

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