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Most Pacifist: 5,612th Least Corrupt Governments: 6,567th Largest Welfare Programs: 7,037th
The Queendom of
New York Times Democracy
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Civil Rights
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Economy
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Political Freedom
Superb

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The Queendom of Shirakumo is a massive, socially progressive nation, notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.018 billion Shirakumoans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 69.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Shirakumoan economy, worth 51.0 trillion LOCS a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Basket Weaving, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 50,097 LOCS, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Shirakumo City Times is sold out, every product goes through extensive safety-testing by the government, employers are never quite sure if graduates' qualifications have any merit or meaning, and the 'Museum Of Stuff We Stole' is a tourist favourite. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Shirakumo's national animal is the cockatoo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Shirakumo is ranked 152,467th in the world and 1st in h plus for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 28.44 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Most Pacifist: 5,612thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,567thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,037thMost Secular: 7,386thSafest: 8,473rdTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 9,813thNicest Citizens: 12,877thMost Inclusive: 14,567thBest Weather: 15,831stMost Beautiful Environments: 16,588thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,085th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shirakumo was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirakumo, the 'Museum Of Stuff We Stole' is a tourist favourite.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirakumo, employers are never quite sure if graduates' qualifications have any merit or meaning.
  • : Shirakumo was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Safest.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirakumo, every product goes through extensive safety-testing by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirakumo, the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Shirakumo City Times is sold out.
  • : Shirakumo was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Public Education and Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirakumo, soup kitchens are the only things doing roaring business.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirakumo, politicians tend to jump ship to whichever party is currently leading in the polls.
  • : Shirakumo was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "New York Times Democracy".

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